BleachBit is a powerful application designed to thoroughly clean your computer and remove unnecessary files, in order to free up space and delete privacy-related data. It is particularly useful when you are sharing your computer with other people since anyone can be curious enough to look up your personal information.
Once the quick installation procedure is completed, you can check out the well-organized layout of BleachBit, which makes it possible to easily perform operations.
Erase sensitive information to protect your privacy
So, you can delete a 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.
The 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.
Find out how much disk space can be released, and resort to additional security tools
An important aspect worth mentioning is that BleachBit allows you to preview results and find out how much disk space is salvaged after deleting the selected files. Cleaning these items is easily done, with the simple click of a button.
Other tools of BleachBit let you shred files and folders to prevent them from being recovered with specialized programs, wipe free space, create a custom list of files and folders ready for deletion, as well as create a whitelist.
- Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
- Free of charge
- Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
- Free of adware, spyware, and malware
- Translated to 43 language
- 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
- Command-line interface for scripting and automation
- Cleaner ML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
- Import winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 440 additional cleaners
BleachBit Pros and 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 Always on Top option|
BleachBit Technical Specification
|Title:||BleachBit 2.2 for Windows|
|File size:||8.8 MB|
|Operating System:||Windows 7, 8,8.1,9,10, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012|
|Language:||English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese|
|Date added:||Monday, April 1st 2019|
|Author:||Andrew Ziem https://www.bleachbit.org|
|RAM:||Minimum 128 MB|
|OS:||Windows 7, 8,8.1,9,10, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012|
|Processor:||Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz|
The program requires a moderate quantity of CPU and system memory to work properly (depending on your hardware’s specifications), has a good response time and finishes a clean job rapidly, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or display error notifications. We have not come across any issues throughout our testing.
With all things considered, BleachBit delivers immediate solutions to emptying the system of unnecessary data in order to prevent dry eyes from accessing your private data, as well as to make room for new files at the same time.