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BleachBit.exe is a file associated with the software application BleachBit, developed by Andrew Ziem.
This app is designed to help users free up disk space and maintain their privacy by cleaning up unnecessary files and clearing out traces of their activities. When the executable file is run, the software scans the system for temporary files, cache files, logs, and other unnecessary data that can be safely removed.
It helps users to clean up their system, improve performance, and protect their privacy by securely deleting sensitive information.
Bleachbit was in the news years ago because Hillary Clinton used it to wipe her email and computer.
(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Andrew Ziem should be the publisher of bleachbit.exe.
How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.
The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the bleachbit.exe process is safe or malware.
Our team at SpyShelter has been studying Windows PC executables for over 15 years, to help fight against spyware, malware, and other threats. SpyShelter has been featured in publications like The Register, PC Magazine, and many others. Now we’re working to share free, actionable, and easy to understand information about Windows executables (processes) with the world, to help as many people as possible keep their devices safe. Learn more about us on our "About SpyShelter” page.