BleachBit 4.0

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  1. mood

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    BleachBit v4.0 Released (April 19, 2020)
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    These are the changes since version 3.2.0:
    • The application was updated to run on Python 3 instead of Python 2 (thanks mainly to Max Khon).
    • Add cleaner for Discord (thanks in part to MarC0).
    • Clean more of Google Chrome: IndexDB.
    • Clean more of Firefox: cookies, history.
    • Clean much more of Opera.
    • Clean much more of gPodder (reported by velcroskids3).
    • Improve responsiveness of application window while cleaning (reported by gitthepie).
    • Fix cleaning custom folders when overwrite open was enabled (reported by Hyde233).
    • Fix cleaning VLC (reported by BrendonIrwan; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
    • Fix the application window not appearing or disappearing (fix reported by notonymous; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
    • Fix pop-up notification when cleaning is finished (reported by muessli; fixed thanks in part to Max Kohn).
    • Fix copy button in diagnostics window (reported by ediowar).
    • Specific to Linux
      • Support for Python 3 enables BleachBit to continue working on modern Ubuntu distributions that have dropped Python 2.
      • Clean dnf autoremove (thanks to klslz).
      • Cleaning APT autoremove reports how much space was cleaned (reported by AsciiWolf; fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
      • Add packages for Fedora and openSUSE Tumbleweed.
      • Fix cleaning VLC on older Linux distributions (reported by v17564).
      • Fix pop-up notification when cleaning is done (reported by ineuw).
    • Specific to Windows
      • Add optional Window 10 light and dark themes (thanks to TraistaRafael and Max Kohn).
      • Fix: files were leftover after wiping a drive (reported by StaticallyTypedRice; fixed by Max Kohn).
      • Update SQLite from 3.28 to 3.31.1.
      • Add translations for GTK stock messages such as OK and Cancel (reported by Tobias-B-Besemer; fixed by Max Kohn).
      • Re-introduce RPM package for CentOS 8.
      • Add cleaner names for Microsoft Edge in Winapp2.ini.
      • Fix: all native cleaners were missing in portable mode after downloading Winapp2.ini (reported by ediowar).
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  2. mood

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    BleachBit 4.0 released with improvements for cleaning Firefox, Chrome and more themes
    April 20, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/20/b...-for-cleaning-firefox-chrome-and-more-themes/
     
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  4. Spartan

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    Agreed! Too bland like it was developed in the 1990's
     
  5. RangerDanger

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    It needs recommended categories so users don't break something.
     
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  7. mood

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    BleachBit v4.1.0 beta Released (August 30, 2020)
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  9. Brian K

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    You don't have to view the GUI. If you use bleachbit_console.exe as a Scheduled task with "Run whether user is logged on or not", you see nothing. No GUI or Command window. Here's my batch file...

    Code:
    CD /d %~dp0
    bleachbit_console.exe --clean firefox.crash_reports firefox.cache firefox.cookies firefox.vacuum system.logs system.memory_dump system.recycle_bin system.tmp flash.cache internet_explorer.cache windows_defender.backup windows_defender.logs
     
  10. EASTER

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    Thanks @Brian K

    What's your opinion of this one
     
  11. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    EASTER,

    I like it. It's used prior to creating an OS image so the image won't contain unnecessary files. Smaller image is created.

    I've never had an issue with Bleachbit and CCleaner is no longer used.
     
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    Thank You @Brian K

    I can't even recall the wipe program I use whenever reinstalling Windows 8 as it's been too long already between those chores. Following the advice of @Peter2150 I liked the fact you could zero out a HDD and restore a Macrium Image-or even in my case DriveSnapshot.

    Never have used BleachBit so I turned to your opinion to see if it's adequate enough to freshen up a disk platter before reinstalling a O/S.
     
  13. Brian K

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    If you want to delete the contents of a folder, say C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, you can do it with Robocopy. Create a new folder and leave it empty....

    Code:
    robocopy "D:\EMPTY" "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" /mir /r:0
    BleachBit deletes files. It's not a wipe app.
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    Thanks but I prefer nice looking GUI's. :)
     
  15. LockBox

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    Hi Brian,
    Actually, BleachBit is a very robust wiper. The name of the product is a reflection of this.
    Take a look: https://docs.bleachbit.org/doc/shred-files-and-wipe-disks.html
     
  16. Brian K

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    LockBox,

    Thanks for the info. My brain missed that feature.
     
  17. mood

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    BleachBit v4.2 Released (January 2, 2021)
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    These are the changes since version 4.0.0:
    • Add cleaner for Zoom (suggested by cybercom02).
    • Add cleaner for Pale Moon (thanks to arckat324).
    • Add cleaner for Slack messenger (suggested by summonholmes).
    • Fix: Preserve bookmarked favicons when cleaning Firefox (reported by Team-Sys, fixed by rados).
    • Clean more: Firefox bookmarked sites (reported by KodrosX), moz_origins, favicons .
    • Support shredding with deep scan (fixed by Max Khon).
    • Support advanced searches in deep scan: nregex, wholeregex, and nwholeregex (fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: AttributeError error message when using the menu option "shred settings and quit" (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: remove "closest monitor" debugging message (reported by Gitoffthelawn, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: set output of chaff to be human readable instead of base64 encoded.
    • Fix: do not delete LibreOffice extensions (reported by sebas22).
    • Specific to Linux
      • Add packages for latest Fedora (32 and 33) and Ubuntu (20.04 and 20.10).
      • Clean Chromium when installed as snap (reported by Martii).
      • Fix KeyError: 'win10_theme' when switching visual themes (reported by Ashutosh-Kukreti, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: warning SyntaxWarning: "is not" with a literal with Python version 3.8 (thanks to s-ankur).
      • Fix: loop when maximizing window (reported by ediowar, fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
      • Fix: dnf autoremove returned TypeError: a bytes-like object is required, not 'str' and left orphaned process (reported by terrycloth).
      • Do not package the unneeded Winapp.py file (reported by terrycloth).
    • Specific to Windows
      • Add cleaner for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge (thanks to Max Khon).
      • Fix: wiping special files returned TypeError: ord() or access denied (reported by David-Gonzalez1109 and WilliamBeltranC, fixed thanks to Max Khon).
      • Fix: UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte [...] error when cleaning Google chrome (first reported by Robert51, fixed by Max Khoh).
      • Fix: missing version number in executable metadata (reported by MusiqueGraeme, fixed by Max Khoh).
      • Fix: do not install unwanted translation (first reported by MPet1, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: in the about dialog, the website button failed (reported by cliftonprince, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: all characters were shown as rectangles because of a font error (first reported by mayerthomas, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument error when wiping free space (first reported by gator101, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: the menu option "shred settings and quit" did not delete winapp2.ini (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: make deep scan case insensitive (fixed by Max Khon).
      • Fix: delete gdbus-nonce-file temporary files (reported by Gitoffthelawn).
      • Fix: error message AttributeError: 'gi.repository.Gtk' object has no attribute 'show_uri_on_window' on older Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 16.06 (reported by ediowar, fixed by Anatoli Babenia).
      • Do not distribute unneeded fonts.
      • Renew the code signing certificate (SHA256).
    • Developers
      • See the list of commits or list of closed issues.
      • Document process for OpenSUSE Build System (thanks to Anatoli Babenia).
      • Fix build process for Ubuntu 20.10 (thanks to Anatoli Babenia).
     
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    Got it, and thank you for posting! :thumb:
     
  19. mood

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    BleachBit 4.4 Released (June 27, 2021)
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    These are the changes since version 4.2.0:
    • Add cleaner for Brave browser (thanks to ibilux).
    • Add preference option to remember window geometry (suggested by madjoe), which means whether it was maximized and the last window size, if it was not maximized.
    • Add new command line option --all-but-warning to enable all cleaners that do not emit a warning (suggested by zero77).
    • Fix ResourceWarning message when cleaning Firefox URL history (reported by ancar7).
    • Fix: do not clean bookmarks in Firefox (reported by TelsaMagic, fixed by rados).
    • Clean the last location of the File - Save As dialog in Google Chrome(reported by arnstein99).
    • Clean session for Thunderbird (thanks to pas-calc).
    • Add warning when cleaning Thunderbird - Index (reported by Gittyperson).
    • Fix wiping free space on FAT32 partitions with more than 4GB of available space (reported by ediowar, fixed by Marvin0401).
    • Fix "About # minutes remaining" was not translatable into any language (reported by reportxx).
    • Fix ResourceWarning message when downloading chaff (fixed by mkhon).
    • The term Diagnostics was replaced with System Information.
    • Specific to Linux
      • Add ability to clean the profile of the unstable version of Google Chrome (thanks to pitsi).
      • Clean more with System - Recent Documents (reported by pas-calc).
      • Correctly detect that Thunderbird is running (thanks to pas-calc).
      • Correctly detect how much space was freed by journald (reported by leminhson2398).
      • Adjust spacing so the scrollbar does not cover checkbox with some GTK themes (thanks to vilhelmgray).
      • Improve AppStream metainfo (thanks to andrewtoskin).
      • The GPG key used to sign the release was extended to May 2023.
    • Specific to Windows
      • Avoid accidental installation into c:\program files(x86) without subfolder, and when uninstalling, delete only the files that were installed (reported by maxhaz, fixed by rados).
      • Increase speed of first start (reported by gitthepie, fixed by rados).
      • Clean Code Cache folder for Google Chrome (reported by LifeIsADeflatingVest).
      • Fix detection that Microsoft Edge is running (thanks to WildByDesign).
      • Fix integration with Windows shell ("right click") (fixed by rados).
      • Fix handling of situation that the TMP environment does not point to a directory that exists (reported by Dilbao, fixed by rados).
      • Fix TypeError: 'int' object is not subscriptable message when wiping files with administrator privileges (reported by Surfride10, fixed by Marvin0401).
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  20. Osaban

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    I've tried several times to download the portable version, but it still downloads 4.2.0
     
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    Yes, this time version 4.4.0 portable it is, thank you mood!
     
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    Just tried it, I think there is something wrong with it as it only provides 'Deep Scan', cleaning for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer... I'll stay with version 4.2.0
     
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