BleachBit 0.8.3

BleachBit 0.8.3 cleans more Opera, WinRAR, Adobe Reader, Windows logs; improves wiping speed; adds menu options; add a Lithuanian translation; and updates other 18 translations


December 17, 2010: BleachBit 0.8.4 has been released.


The following changes have been made since 0.8.2:

  • Wiping free disk space is now significantly faster. (The actual time will depend mainly on how much free disk space you have and how fast your disk is.)
  • When wiping free disk space, show progress bar and estimated time to completion.

    Screenshot progress bar on Windows 7
  • To improve efficiency and maximize privacy, operations are now executed in this order: general cleaning, deep scan, RAM and swap cleaning, and free disk space wiping.
  • Add menu option to wipe free disk space anywhere on the computer. One way this is useful is for wiping free disk space on removable media such as USB disks, or use it to avoid enabling the free disk space option checkbox (which most people should not use often).
  • Add menu option to securely shred any folder (including all folders and files contained within) anywhere on your computer.
  • Add context menu to options, so you can preview or execute individual options without changing any checkboxes. Just right click on an option (not a group of options) to see the new menu.

    screenshot of new context menu on Fedora 13
  • Delete more icons found in Opera.
  • Delete more URL history in Opera.
  • Delete search history in Opera.
  • Do not delete extension preferences in Google Chrome (which store configuration as HTML5 cookies).
  • Fixed bug '[error 21] "is a directory" when shredding directories. (This bug existed only in version 0.8.2.)
  • CleanerML (Cleaner Markup Language) now supports glob for walk.all and walk.files.
  • Specific to Linux
    • Add RPM packages for openSUSE 11.3.
    • Add .deb package Ubuntu 10.10 final
  • Specific to Windows
    • Support Opera 11 beta
    • Clean more MRU in WinRAR.
    • Clean more DOM Storage in Internet Explorer
    • Clean more Windows logs
    • Delete more cache on Adobe Reader.
    • Installer and portable downloads have simpler filenames.
  • Specific to web
    • Updated FAQ to include new section "Things to know"


  • Add Lithuanian translation thanks to Mantas Kriaučiūnas
  • Update Brazilian Portuguese thanks to André Gondim.
  • Update Chinese (Traditional) thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update Danish thanks to Ask Hjorth Larsen, nanker, Jimmy Frydkær Dürr, TLE.
  • Update Dutch thanks to Redmar, Peter Schelleman, rob.
  • Update Finnish thanks to Heikki Kulhia, Jiri Grönroos, Tommi Saira.
  • Update French thanks to Hugues Belaib and Nicolas Delvaux.
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Hungarian thanks to Moltenice80.
  • Update Japanese thanks to José Lou Chang.
  • Update Malay thanks to Ibrahim Elias, abuyop.
  • Update Polish thanks to Łukasz Wiśniewski, Dariusz Jakoniuk, pp/bs.
  • Update Romanian thanks to Lucian Adrian Grijincu.
  • Update Russian thanks to Ilia Lilov aka lilovip, Oleg Koptev.
  • Update Simplified Chinese thanks to 英华.
  • Update Spanish thanks to José Lou Chang, Paco Molinero and Fitoschido.
  • Update Traditional Chinese thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update Turkish thanks to Burak Ilgicioglu, Ekrem Kocadere, Ufuk Yıldırım.
  • Update Ukrainian thanks to Sergiy Gavrylov, Serge Gavrilenko.
  • Created automatic system to more accurately give credit to translators here in the release notes. Before all translators may have been not credited when there were multiple translators making updates on the same language.

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Known Issues

Enabling deep scan causes the BleachBit window to freeze: the progress bar will remain on the last, general cleaner (such as Firefox, Google Chrome, the clipboard, or 90 other cleaners). Simply close the window using the X in the corner. Then, upgrade to BleachBit 0.8.4 or later.


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