Archives For November 30, 1999

ubuntu cleaner

Ubuntu Cleaner is an open-source tool makes it easy to clean up your Ubuntu system. It’s a Ubuntu Tweak fork for the Computer Janitor feature.

The tool offers a similar interface to Ubuntu Tweak, allows to clean up:

  • App (browser) caches.
  • Thumbnail cache.
  • Old kernels.
  • Apt cache
  • Package configs and unneeded packages

Ubuntu Cleaner

How to Install Ubuntu Cleaner in Ubuntu:

The developer offers .deb packages in a PPA repository, available for download at the link below:

Download Ubuntu Cleaner (.deb)

Download the latest package and click install via Ubuntu Software.

For those want to add the PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04, run the commands below one by one in terminal (Ctr+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gerardpuig/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-cleaner


To remove Ubuntu Cleaner, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove ubuntu-cleaner && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

BleachBit ccleaner ubuntu

Looking for a computer cleaning software? Well, BleachBit is the best free and open source cleaner for Linux desktop.

BleachBit was originally designed for GNU/Linux to free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. It’s the best Linux alternative to Windows’ CCleaner.

BleachBit is started in 2008, it’s written in Python and uses PyGTK. Since version 0.5.0, it added support for Windows XP, 7, and 8.

Bleach Cleaner in Ubuntu


  • Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview, and click delete.
  • Multi-platform: Linux and Windows
  • Free of charge
  • Free to share, learn, and modify (open source)
  • No adware, spyware, malware, or browser toolbars
  • Translated to 61 languages
  • Shred files to hide their contents and prevent data recovery
  • Shred any file (such as a spreadsheet on your desktop)
  • Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
  • Portable app for Windows: run without installation
  • Command line interface for scripting and automation
  • CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
  • Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to 1700+ additional cleaners
  • Frequent software updates with new features

Download & Install BleachBit:

1. For Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, you can always download the latest installer from its website:

Download BleachBit for Linux

2. For Ubuntu, select download the package matches your release version. The package is a .deb file.

3. To install it, double click to open the .deb file with Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.

Once installed, start the cleaner from Unity Dash. You can change the language from its Preferences window. Enjoy!

BleachBit 1.0 Ubuntu

BleachBit, the disk space cleaner & privacy manager recently released version 1.0. It makes it easier to shred any file; adds three cleaners; improves cleaners for Google Chrome and Adobe Flash; has a digitally signed installer for Windows; and more.

These are the changes since version 0.9.6:

  • The command line option –shred now shreds arbitrary files.
  • Add Octave cleaner
  • Add Warzone 2100 cleaner
  • Clean recently played in VLC (thanks to nolme/Vincent DUVERNET – Nolmë Informatique)
  • Google Chrome: Fix errors “Favicons is version 26” and “DatabaseError: no such column: full_path”
  • Google Chrome: delete more cache
  • Remove auto-hide option. (Before, it was a default.)
  • Specific to Linux
    • Coming soon: .deb package for Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).
    • Coming soon: .rpm package for openSUSE 11.4.
    • Add SQLite3 cleaner
    • Adobe Flash: clean NativeCache
  • Specific to Windows
    • The BleachBit executable and Windows installer are cryptographically signed, so you are sure no one has tampered with them. Windows should NOT give you the unknown publisher warning.
    • Register verb (shortcut menu item) for shredding files.


    • When updating winapp2.ini, automatically load changes without GUI restart
    • Delete more system logs
    • Clean more Adobe Flash
    • Fix error “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process” when cleaning .ini with overwrite.

For more details, see official announcement.

For Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, OpenSuse, Fedora, Debian, CentOS installers and Windows EXE are available in official download page.