BleachBit 1.0 Has Been Released!

The Popular Open Source cross-platform system cleaner utility BleachBit 1.0 is out at yesterday (November 16th, 2013). For those who don’t know about it, BleachBit is a utility that can be used to free disk space and maintain privacy. BleachBit will clean cache, Internet history, temporary files, logs, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Also it cleans Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Windows, Linux, and much more.

BleachBit_002It delete traces of your activities and other junk files to free disk space and maintain privacy. BleachBit identifies and erases broken menu entries, cache, cookies, localizations, recent document lists, and temporary files in Firefox,, Bash, and 50 other applications. It shred files to prevent recovery, and wipe free disk space to hide previously deleted files.

The first BleachBit was released five years ago on December 24, 2008, and much has changed since then. BleachBit is trusted world wide by thousands of thousand users and translated to 62 languages.

Changes in BleachBit 1.0

– The command line option –shred now shreds arbitrary files.
– Add Octave cleaner
– Add Warzone 2100 cleaner
– Clean recently played in VLC (thanks to nolme/Vincent DUVERNET – Nolmë Informatique)
– Google Chrome: Fix errors “Favicons is version 26” and “DatabaseError: no such column: full_path”
– Google Chrome: delete more cache
– Remove auto-hide option. (Before, it was a default.)

And more. Read the complete changelog here.


Download the latest version depending upon your distribution here. Hence i use Ubuntu, i downloaded the .deb package. Go to the folder where you downloaded the file and double click it to install.

Package Installer - bleachbit_001Usage

Open it up either from Dash or Menu. It will look like below. Check the boxes of the field that you want to clean and click the Clean button on the Menu bar.

BleachBit_003The selected files will be wiped away from your system.