Software update: BleachBit 2.1 beta

Feb

11

2019

BleachBit is a program that can clean up clutter on the computer. This is comparable to CCleaner from Piriform, but there are also some important differences. Firstly, BleachBit is open source and besides a Windows version there is also a version for Linux. The program can be used in more than sixty languages, including Dutch. By adding winapp2.ini , which automatically retrieves it yourself, the program can clean up the tracks of more than 1,700 programs. In addition to simply removing, there is also the option to overwrite the space that the files were used in several times, so that retrieval becomes impossible. Andrew Ziem has released beta version 2.1 and the changelog for this release looks like this:

Tests
These tests are for both Windows and Linux.

Click Help – System Information, and there should be a line that starts Git revision.
Open your operating system’s file browser, and copy some files (that you do not need) to the clipboard. In BleachBit, click File – Shred Paths from Clipboard.
Test the following cleaners that had major changes: Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Firefox, Waterfox.
Clean non-default profiles in Firefox
Use the command line option –wipe-free-space .
Windows
Clean SmartFTP.
Click File – Shred Files, and select many files at once (see # 348 ).
Make a symlink to a folder with files. Delete the symlink, leaving the folder not needed. Use BleachBit to clean the recycle bin. Verify the files are not deleted.
Shred a file on a remote system, such as NAS (see # 338 ).
Test installation as an upgrade from BleachBit 2.0 and as a fresh installation.
Test both installer options: install for all users, and install for the current user.
Test uninstallation in both cases: all users and current user.
Disable automatic updates for winapp2.ini. Replace the winapp2.ini that is automatically downloaded with the unmodified version from winapp2.com. Start BleachBit and close it, and verify there are no errors. New cleaners may be detected.
Linux
Run a deep scan. (Preview is sufficient.) Verify there are no errors.
Clean memory on a system with a partition larger than 16 GiB.
Run BleachBit without X, such as in cron.
Test new distributions: Fedora 28 and Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10.
BleachBit

Version number 2.1 beta
Release status Beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website
BleachBit
Download
https://download.bleachbit.org/beta/2.1/
File size 8.53MB
License type GPL

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