Projects / BleachBit


BleachBit deletes junk to recover disk space and maintain privacy. It rids your system of old junk including cache, Internet history, temporary files, unused locale files (better than localepurge), logs, and cookies. Designed for Linux systems, it wipes clean 50 applications including Adobe Reader, Bash, Firefox, Flash,, Opera, Real Player, Skype, and more. It shreds files so that they cannot be recovered, and it wipes free disk space to hide insecurely deleted files. It offers both a simple PyGTK GUI and a command line interface for automation.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  16 Jun 2011 03:08

    Release Notes: This release cleans more of Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, SeaMonkey, and Internet Explorer. Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and KDE are better supported. BleachBit now automatically downloads and updates winapp2.ini to provide 500+ cleaners.

    •  09 Jun 2011 20:35

      Release Notes: This release better cleans Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Thunderbird. Translations were updated and added.

      •  02 Jan 2011 04:19

        Release Notes: This release cleans many more traces of Internet usage in Google Chrome and Chromium (even data the browsers themselves cannot clean). It also cleans more of Opera and Firefox. Translations were updated.

        •  18 Dec 2010 04:24

          Release Notes: This release fixes a freeze whenever deep scan was enabled.

          •  12 Dec 2010 02:40

            Release Notes: This release wipes free disk space significantly faster. To maximize privacy, it changes the order of operations: general cleaning, deep scan, RAM and swap, and free disk space. It cleans much more of Opera, adds menu options for shredding folders and wiping free disk space, fixes an important bug, adds a Lithuanian translation, and updates 18 other translations.


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