by Korben, on
Bleachbit – Make room for more space:
You would be scared if you knew exactly how many temporarily files are created by the numerous applications on your computer taking up a lot of your hard drive.
It can be cache files, cookies, recycle bin, Internet browsing history, Windows update uninstallers etc.
Bleachbit is a small program available on Windows and Linux that offers to clean it all up.
2 objectives : To maintain your privacy by deleting confidential information contained for example in caches and cookies, but also to make room on your hard drive.
It’s entirely customizable, if you don’t want to loose your cookies for example, you only need to left the cookies box untick, your choice. In my case when I tried it out, I was able to regain 433Mb on my hard drive by ticking all the boxes! Absolutely amazing!
Bleachbit support a bunch of programs such as Skype, VLC, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Winrar, Winamp, OpenOffice, Java, Filezilla, Flash etc. and you can configure whitelists to avoid deleting everything by mistake. Files can also be deleted safely and securely to avoid any subsequent recovery.
BleachBit 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 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit 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, BleachBit is open source.