BleachBit

BleachBit

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    14,032
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    171
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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So many software suites claim to delete unneeded files from your system that it's a wonder anyone has any junk in their trunks at all, if by "trunks" we mean those stubborn caches of files and folders that many of your programs and applications store in the out-of-the-way places of your hard disk and Windows installation. BleachBit is a free cache cleaner that's designed to find, identify, preview, and delete unnecessary cached and saved files in your browsers and e-mail clients; programs like Java and Adobe Flash and Reader; communication tools like Skype, chat tools, and media players; and Google Earth, OpenOffice, and other miscellaneous apps, not to mention various system files.

BleachBit's interface is efficient and cleanly configured; aside from File, Edit, and Help menus, there's just a pair of icons marked Preview and Delete above a left-hand tree view of all our system's accessible caches, each with a check box, and a main window that displays and previews files in a registry-like view. It identified and listed caches, logs, form histories, passwords, cookies, and other selections for Adobe Reader, Flash, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, and other programs. BleachBit also offered selections for Deep Scan and System, though the program advised that these processes are slow and that the System cleaner was experimental; we chose not to run these. However, there's an entry for Windows Explorer that has some useful entries, including recently used items, thumbnails, and search history. We selected nearly everything else but our Firefox files (HINT: Don't check Passwords if you don't want them deleted) and clicked Preview. BleachBit displayed a fast-scrolling log of selected files. Seeing nothing critical, we clicked Delete, and BleachBit deleted 3,333 files in about a second, displaying a log on completion. The File menu offered options to Shred Files, Shred Folders, Wipe Free Space, or Shred Settings and Quit, which closed the program while eliminating our session data. The Preferences were fairly typical, except for a "Whitelist" that lets you specify file and folder paths that BleachBit will bypass.

BleachBit quickly and thoroughly purged files from our system that other cleaners had recently missed. It's quite easy to select which files to delete and which to avoid, and the previews help ensure that you're not deleting the wrong things.

 
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5 stars

"Best cleaner out there!"

December 23, 2011  |  By 00Teddie

 |  Version: BleachBit 0.9.1

Pros

Fast
Cleans lots of programs
Takes off an unbelievable amount of stuff

Cons

Wipe Free Disk Space option is very slow
A little bit of a learning curve to use

Summary

Very good program. Does what is advertises and nothing more, nothing less. Quick and efficient, keeps my computer slick and shiny!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.1
Version 0.9.1 includes Clean segments and segment_usage in Google Chrome History and fied rare "ZeroDivisionError: float division" bug while cleaning free disk space.
General
Publisher BleachBit
Publisher web site http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net
Release Date November 09, 2011
Date Added November 09, 2011
Version 0.9.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.91MB
File Name BleachBit-0.9.6-cs-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,032
Downloads Last Week 171
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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