June 18, 2011 · General · Email This Post

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.

What is new in bleachbit 0.8.8

These are the changes since version 0.8.7:

In Firefox, delete more session restore
In Firefox, delete site-specific preferences
In Firefox, delete input history.
In Firefox, delete more URL history.
In Google Chrome and Chromium, properly delete HTML5 cookies without deleting preferences for extensions (LP#732567)
In Google Chrome and Chromium, delete the Databases.db files
In Google Chrome and Chromium, delete favicons (except those that have bookmarks)
In Google Chrome delete more history: the DNS prefetching host referral list
In Opera, delete session backup
Specific to Linux
Fix crash starting as administrator on Ubuntu 11.04.
Support Seamonkey 2.0 (pointed out by Ed Hurst and Gogeden)
Do not delete /var/tmp/kdecache to avoid crashing KDE (KDE#271889)
Fix crash when changing options when Linux packager has disabled online updates (LP#715286)
Require PyGTK version 2.14 or later
Specific to Windows
Add option to update community-maintained cleaners as winapp2.ini, a file with 535 cleaners and growing. Enable this option if you want it: by default, it is off.
In Google Chrome, delete more History (Top Sites)
In Internet Explorer, clean more temporary files (feeds cache)
If Windows Update Service is not originally on, do not stop/restart it
Fix for either Silverlight or Windows Media Player not showing
When aborting shred folders, do not give error (LP#794198)
More thoroughly "shred settings and quit" and avoid run-time error (LP#794198)

Install bleachbit 0.8.8 in ubuntu

download deb packages from here and install them by double clicking on it.

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2 Comments to “BleachBit 0.8.8 released and installation instructions included”

  1. cmcanulty says:

    I tried to get the deb for 10.10 and it just prints a page of html

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  2. Jonquil says:

    This is awesome. I’m a huge fan of Bleachbit so I look forward to this release coming to the Ubuntu repositories.

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