BleachBit for Linux: Privacy manager and System optimisation

BleachBit from Sourceforge ( is a free software which is available for Linux too. It is a diskspace cleaner, privacy manager, and computer optimizer.

BleachBit can be used to:

●Free disk space

●Reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files

●Maintain privacy

●Improve system performance (by vacuuming the Firefox database, for example)

●Prepare whole disk images for compression (common for “ghost” backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space

List of cleaners available in BleachBit includes Adobe Reader,, Google Earth, Bash, Firefox, VLC media player etc.

1. Search BleachBit

$ apt-cache search BleachBit

bleachbit – delete unnecessary files from the system

2. Install BleachBit

$ sudo apt-get install bleachbit

3. Run BleachBit

$ sudo bleachbit


Go to Dashboard and open Screenshot:

If you are running BleachBit by clicking icon on dashboard, then select the root-mode based.
Tip: In Ubuntu: if bleach bit is not showing Folders/Files on Desktop for Shredding with root access. Then, click and select ” show hidden files” now select File System to root directory then home then user directory then try to open Desktop it should work:



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