PC Tools Weekly: BleachBit

File-It-Under: Tools for the system By: D.F.Skin  

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Its been quite some time since I last posted a PC Tools Weekly, here's a brief reminder what PC Tools Weekly is all about for those new to the website. PC Tools Weekly is posted every week where the main theme is to help you guys find free apps that extends the life of your computer system,it could be a registry cleaner,anti- virus app,or even a video compression software.Here's the thing,the software I recommend are free downloads. If these apps are to help extend life of your computer,why should have to pay for it,I mean didn't you already pay a notes ransom for your computer? And also I'll from time to time recommend free apps for the Mac and Linux systems. With that said,this weeks free software on the docket is BleachBit.

BleachBit,is a open source free software disk cleaner,privacy manager and computer system optimizer. This software is very similar to the famed CCleaner which almost everyone who owns a computer uses. BleachBit like CCleaner deletes stubborn unwanted files saved in your web browser,cache and Internet history. It even deletes files left over from programs like Java,Adobe Flash and Skype. BleachBit is design for both Linux and Windows systems.

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The entire BleachBit interface is very smooth and efficient,it's also very cut and dry,the application does not have a steep learning curve,very simple to use.What sets BeachBit apart from CCleaner is its a very quick and thorough software that purges files from your system that CCleaner might have missed. I can certainly vouch  my claim as I've ran side by side test with both BleachBit and CCleaner, BleachBit won out by a wide margin in my test. BeachBit unlike CCleaner has an advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery,wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuming FireFox to make it much faster (it also works insanely well with Google Chrome).

BleachBit is available on most free download sites ,though I strongly recommend staying clear away from sites like CNET Download.com as those sites have a tendency to attach tracking software and malware onto your hard drive.  Download BleachBit from here http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/ you won't have all the added garbage and malware.