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Old 03-27-2014, 07:06 AM   #1
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Bleachbit results and correct use?

Good day, for security reasons I just downloaded bleachbit yesterday, and ran it overnight. As I left there were 169 minutes to go. On Ubuntu Studio, and my computer is a Dell with either 500 gb or 1 tb hdd.

I wanted to overwrite free space with zeros and selected free space.

But the results below do not look right.

Overwrite free disk space /root 0

Disk space recovered: 0
Files deleted: 0
Special operations: 1

How does bleachbit work right, to get rid of hidden virus and malware?
Old 03-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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if you ran it as a normal user
you can not put "0's" on /

you have to be root to do that

bleach bit has a gui interface

place check marks in the options
ones that will take a long time have a WARNING that you have to agree to

you might want to read the documentation
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Bleachbit is not for removing viruses and malware: use Windows anti-virus software for that. Personally, I'm not sure it does anything useful, but that's a matter of opinion:
Old 03-28-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
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Useful ???

it dose put different things all in one place

but for most of the things it dose
using "srm " ( the debian Srm dose build on fedora and rhel ) is a better tool

or using "shred" is a bit better for somethings

but Bleachbit is handy for a few things


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