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BleachBit v1.4 Updated

Checker on 9 Sep 2014

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
  • Firefox: Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_hosts.
  • Firefox: Purge the table moz_hosts in places.sqlite for the option url_history.
  • Firefox: Delete Necko Predictive Network Actions.
  • Firefox: Delete more session restore files.
  • Google Chrome: Fix error cleaning autofill_dates.
  • Adobe Reader: Use wildcards instead of specific versions.
  • Clean netMRL history in VLC media player.
  • Clean GIMP version 2.8.
  • Improve support for Liferea.
Specific to Linux / Unix:
  • Pass control of the ~/.cache/mozilla directory from the System - Cache cleaner to the Firefox - Cache cleaner.
  • Clean additional locale directories.
  • Clean .mask files in Easytag.
  • Clean more history in the Links web browser.
  • Add packages for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7.
Specific to Windows:
  • Winapp2.ini: On 64-bit systems expand %ProgramFiles% and %CommonProgramFiles% to the 32-bit versions in DetectFile= and FileKey=.
  • Winapp2.ini: Support wildcards in DetectFile#=.
  • Winapp2.ini: Support numbers in environment variable names.
  • System Information: Show ProgramFiles and ProgramW6432.
  • Avoid a crash when starting on Windows with an exception in setting environment variables.
Translations:
  • Added Latvian translation.
  • Updated Asturian, Brazilian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Malay, Polish, Russian, Swedish and Tamil translation.
Latest comments
Andrew Ziem on 2011-01-05 19:29

Faust, Daniel Feenberg is (according to LinkedIn) currently an IT Director at the National Bureau of Economic Research, so Wikipedia's label of "economist" appears to be a mistake. Also reference the 2006 NIST Special Publication.... so which computer scientists claim any data can be recovered after one pass? Also, I thought it was generous to write that each cleaner probably finds things the other doesn't and that CCleaner is older and more mature. CCleaner is not a bad tool and certainly does many things well.

webfork on 2012-03-16 01:56

Used this to clean up more than 6 gigs of information off a reasonably old Win 7 x64 machine recently. I don't know that it had a major impact on speed, but certainly like that extra 6 gigs. Love this program.

Midas on 2013-10-17 14:51

"BleachBit Is the October [2013] Project of the Month [at SourceForge.net].

BleachBit is a nice tool for freeing disk space on Windows and Linux systems. BleachBit also helps to preserve privacy; in this time of privacy concerns, it might be something you want to check out. It's even caught the attention of computer security Technologist Bruce Schneier in The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-how-to-remain-secure-surveillance) and in Wired (http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/10/149481/). Read interview with Andrew Ziem on our blog (http://sourceforge.net/blog/october-2013-potm/)."

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GeekUninstaller v1.3.1.38 New

Checker on 9 Sep 2014

GeekUninstaller helps keep your machine clean and organized by removing more traces left behind by standard uninstalls. Minimalistic interface displays recently installed/modified (since the last run of Geek Uninstaller) programs highlighted purple or orange. Includes support for removing programs that normally resist uninstallation.

Functional in 64-bit.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Windows Registry
User>AppData folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. also connects to CrystalIdea.com
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch geek.exe.
What's new?
  • Stability improvements.
Latest comments
gbrao on 2014-09-06 05:29

Also accesses the internet, maybe to check for updates, with no option to disable it - that's something I don't like.

Contacted the developer a while back - ignored suggestions.

bzl333 on 2014-09-06 16:39

yep, connects to CrystalIdea.com and added the folder and registry entry on WinXP here too.

Midas on 2014-09-08 12:21

Shame. Phoning home behavior is a check for updates, from when GU was time-bombed, and can be disarmed via hosts file. Regkey and APPDATA folder creation can be taken care with a launcher...

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CCleaner v4.17.4808 Updated

Checker on 26 Aug 2014
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Ennovy

CCleaner is a system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused, temporary, and log files from your system, as well as cleaning traces of your online activities such as Internet history and flash cookies. Contains a separate registry cleaner and can optionally use wipe features for both deleted files and drive free space.

See the official documentation for information on generating a list of covered programs search for "Export". An unofficial set of community developed cleaning rules can be found here however it should be noted that many of these rules are alpha and the developers will not provide support for these rules, a thread in the users forum is dedicated to supporting the add-on rules.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights under Windows Vista or above
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CCleaner.exe (for 32-bit OS) or CCleaner64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
What's new?
  • Added Google Chrome and Opera GPU cache cleaning.
  • Improved Google Chrome and Opera Download History cleaning.
  • Improved Firefox Aurora Session cleaning.
  • Improved Firefox and Google Chrome Startup items detection.
  • Added PhotoScape, BlueStacks and ManyCam cleaning.
  • Improved AntiVir Desktop and Wondershare cleaning.
  • Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Latest comments
Ganamyde on 2013-03-26 18:53

Here is an updater for it, it also has an option to update Winapp2
http://heilnizar.deviantart.com/art/CCleaner-CCleaner-Winapp2-Updater-312311257

DarkShadow on 2013-07-25 16:21

v4.04.4197 (July 25, 2013)

Checker on 2013-07-25 16:31

@ DarkShadow: Thanks ... and updated.

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ChromeHistoryView v1.17 Updated

Checker on 31 Jul 2014

ChromeHistoryView is a small utility that reads the history data file of Google Chrome Web browser, and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, Title, Visit Date/Time, Number of visits, number of times that the user typed this address (Typed Count), Referrer, and Visit ID.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChromeHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display local date/time values according to daylight saving time settings.

MozillaHistoryView v1.53 Updated

Checker on 29 Jul 2014

MozillaHistoryView reads the history data file (history.dat) of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape Web browsers, and displays the list of all visited Web pages in the last days. For each visited Web page, the following information is displayed: URL, First visit date, Last visit date, Visit counter, Referrer, Title, and Host name. You can also export the history data to text/HTML/XML.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MozillaHistoryView.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed to display local date/time values according to daylight saving time settings.