BleachBit Disk Cleaner 4.0.0

December 2, 2020 - Andrew Ziem (Free)
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BleachBit is a disk cleaner for Windows 10 quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, and more. Beyond simply deleting files, it includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, this software is open-source.

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Erase sensitive information to protect your privacy

So, you can delete backup, .DS_Store, Thumbs.db, and temporary files, along with system items, such as the Clipboard content, logs, memory dump, MUI cache, Prefetch, Recycle Bin, and temporary files.

This disk cleaner for Windows 10 application can also delete files that belong to web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. Some of these objects include cache, cookies, crash reports, DOM storage, URL history, session restore, and site preferences.

As fast as application-related content goes, the tool is able to clear Flash (cache and cookies), Microsoft Office (debug logs and most recently used files) and Windows Explorer (e.g. recent documents list, Run, Search history), WinRAR and VLC media player (most recently used files), among others.

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System Requirements

Operating System Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit or 64-bit).
Processor Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz
Memory 128 MB RAM

Technical Specification

Software Name BleachBit disk cleaner V 4.0.0 for Windows
File Size 12.2 MB
Language English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese
License Open source
Developer Andrew Ziem

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BleachBit Disk Cleaner Features

  • Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
  • Multi-platform: Linux and Windows
  • Free of charge and no money trail
  • Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
  • No adware, spyware, malware, browser toolbars, or “value-added software”
  • Translated to 64 languages besides American English
  • Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery
  • Shred any file (such as a spreadsheet on your desktop)
  • Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
  • Portable app for Windows: run without installation
  • Command-line interface for scripting and automation
  • CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
  • Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 2500+ additional cleaners
  • Frequent software updates with new features

Pros and Cons Of BleachBit Disk Cleaner

Pros Cons
Registry: Registry is the backbone of the Windows operating system. Unless you know how the registry works, you shouldn’t play with it. I’m glad that BleachBit doesn’t have a Registry optimizer/cleaner utility. No option to backup: Bleachbit lacks an option to back up the files before deleting them
UI: BleachBit has an intuitive interface. It doesn’t have too many features. The important options of the program are right in front of the user. Scheduler: BleachBit doesn’t allow users to schedule temporary file cleaning tasks. However, you can use a third-party tool such as Pullover Macro Creator to automate tasks in Windows.
OS: Unlike CCleaner, BleachBit is a cross-platform tool. It supports Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems Always on top: If you’ve opened many folders, working with BleachBit won’t be a great experience because the program lacks the Always on Top option

FAQ

Q: Does BleachBit really work?

A: Simply put, yes Bleachbit does what it was designed to do. There is a newer version 4.0.0 available from their website as a deb file. Running the Bleachbit as “root” option could mess up your system if you are not careful.

Q: Why does BleachBit take a long time (more than five minutes) while filling up by hard drive?

A: You enabled the option to System – Free disk space to wipe disk space for privacy. This works basically by creating a large, empty file. When the hard drive is full, the file will be deleted immediately, and there will be no net change in disk space. It is generally recommended you disable this option.

If this option is disabled, and BleachBit is slow, look at the option Edit – Preferences – General – Overwrite Contents. Enabling this option makes BleachBit slower because more work is required to make files unrecoverable.

Conclusion

BleachBit disk cleanup software for Windows 10 delivers immediate solutions to emptying the system of unnecessary data in order to prevent prying eyes from accessing your private data, as well as to make room for new files at the same time.