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Should I remove BleachBit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,241
United States Rank #3,004
Reach 0.1760%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.61 days
313.08 days >
Average installed length: 164.50 days


2.0 5.39%
1.9.4 0.14%
1.9.2 0.06%
1.8 7.75%
1.7.7 0.06%
1.7 1.04%
1.6 10.81%
1.5.2 0.14%
1.19 0.09%
1.17 0.49%
1.15 0.03%
1.13 0.03%
1.12 17.38%
1.11.3 0.09%
1.11.2 0.03%
1.10 7.78%


What is BleachBit?  (from the publisher)

BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, ...  Read more


The most used version is 1.12, with over 35% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is bleachbit.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 7.71 MB (8,084,578 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 53% of users of BleachBit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: bleachbit.sourceforge.net
Help link: bleachbit.sourceforge.net/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bleachbit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BleachBit\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BleachBit

Program executable:bleachbit.exe
Free space and maintain privacy
Path:C:\Program Files\bleachbit\bleachbit.exe
Additional files:
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoCairo
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • bleachbit_console.exe - bleachbit (Free space and maintain privacy)
  • pythoncom25.dll - PyWin32
  • pywintypes25.dll
  • python25.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll - Pango
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib (Gio)
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community)
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libpng12-0.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • bleachbit_console.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_bleachbit_console_1~HCAELB2~ARGORPC'.
  • bleachbit.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BleachBit' (runs on session change).
Startup File (User Run)
  • bleachbit.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BleacBit' and executes as "C:\Program Files\BleachBit\bleachbit.exe".

How do I remove BleachBit?

You can uninstall BleachBit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BleachBit, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BleachBit.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.61%
Windows 10 40.52%
Windows XP 6.47%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.65%
Windows 10 Home 14.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.93%
Windows 7 Professional 11.12%
Windows 10 Pro 8.51%
Windows 8.1 7.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.53%
  Germany 8.38%
  France 6.14%
  United Kingdom 5.14%
  Netherlands 3.44%
  Finland 2.61%
  Canada 2.40%
  Italy 1.91%
  Australia 1.35%
  Japan 1.16%
  Russia 1.12%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Spain 0.93%
  Sweden 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.39%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 16.89%
ASUS 11.61%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 4.73%
Intel 1.41%
Sahara 1.31%
MSI 1.16%
Medion 1.16%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.93%
Hewlett-Packard 500-a60 2.99%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.20%


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