BleachBit 0.9.5

BleachBit 0.9.5 better cleans Google Chrome, Thunderbird, and 64-bit Linux systems and improves compatibility with Winapp2.ini, which offers 1237 cleaners for Windows. We are also happy to announce a new GitHub repository for developing and sharing cleaners.


July 3, 2013: BleachBit 0.9.6 has been released.

These are the changes since version 0.9.4:

  • Google Chrome, Chromium: separate cleaning of passwords out of history into its own option
  • Google Chrome: delete Flash cookies in Pepper Flash
  • Google Chrome: delete more history
  • Thunderbird: delete folder index files (.msf) thanks to BlackDex
  • Clean out obsolete data (hashpath) in bleachbit.ini to reduce file size and improve privacy.
  • Introduce a new GitHub repository for CleanerML development
  • Move BleachBit source code repository, which is in SVN, to new address
  • Specific to Linux
    • Improve compatibility of memory wiping with 64-bit systems
    • Improve ability to run headless
    • Support newer Linux kernels in memory cleaner by using new out-of-memory score adjustment /proc/pid/oom_score_adj
  • Specific to Windows
    • Improve compatibility with Winapp2.ini: clean more junk and more accurately detect which options are relevant. (Add support for semicolons, DetectFile#=, Detect#=, and more sections.)
    • Add command line option --update-winapp2 to update winapp2.ini. (Can be combined with --clean or --preview and --list.)
    • Windows: introduce higher resolution application icon
    • Windows: add transparency to application icon


  • Update Chinese (Traditional) thanks to Pin-hsien Li.
  • Update Croatian thanks to freedomrun.
  • Update Dutch thanks to rob.
  • Update English (Australia) thanks to Benjamin Donald-Wilson.
  • Update Esperanto thanks to Anthony, Ivan Camilo Quintero Santacruz.
  • Update French thanks to Nicolas Delvaux, Célestin Taramarcaz, nodiscc, gisele perreault.
  • Update Galician thanks to Miguel Anxo Bouzada.
  • Update German thanks to DNS, Daniel Winzen.
  • Update Hebrew thanks to Yaron.
  • Update Indonesian thanks to Abdul Munif Hanafi.
  • Update Italian thanks to Carml.
  • Update Malay thanks to abuyop.
  • Update Polish thanks to Isamu715 and Paweł Szerszon.
  • Update Spanish thanks to Adolfo Jayme Barrientos.
  • Update Uyghur thanks to Gheyret T.Kenji.

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Known issues

In Google Chrome version 25 you may see the error No such table: keywords_backup - google-chrome/Default/Web Data (bug#1131540). This affects only a small subset of the cleaning for Google Chrome, and most of the cleaning is still be effective. Fixed in BleachBit 0.9.6 beta.

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