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bleachbit/bleachbit

BleachBit system cleaner for Windows and Linux. Contribute to bleachbit/bleachbit development by creating an account on GitHub.
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.. Most people should have had a notification, but in case you missed it version 4.2.0 has been publicly released.


Now includes Microsoft Edge (the new Chrome based Edge) in the cleaning list. Hurrah!

(And @Arthmoor Palemoon is now included)

It has the ability to Shred files and Wipe Free Space. There's probably more tools out there can do similar things, but I find Bleachbit to be a nice all round cleaner for family and friends machines, and Bruce Schneier apparently also uses it https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance.
 

Changes

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).
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