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Should I remove 7-Zip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,183
United States Rank #5,043
Reach 0.0465%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.09 days
592.61 days >
Average installed length: 311.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.32 0.33%
9.2.0 89.30%
4.57 0.67%
4.32.38 0.67%
4.13 0.33%
1.0 8.70%

7-Zip

What is 7-Zip?

7-Zip is an open source file archiver. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or with a window-based shell integration. By default, 7-Zip creates 7z format archives with a .7z file extension.

About  (from Igor Pavlov)

7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

Overview

The most common release is 9.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named 7z.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 3.29 MB (3,452,404 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.7-zip.org
Help link: www.7-zip.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\7-Zip\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F43D5365-6E1C-4A2B-BE51-E16D9554FB1D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by 7-Zip

Program executable:7z.exe
7-Zip Console
Path:C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe
MD5:a51d90f2f9394f5ea0a3acae3bd2b219
Additional files:
  • 7z.dll - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7za.exe - 7-Zip Standalone Console
  • 7zFM.exe - 7-Zip File Manager
  • 7zG.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • 7-zip32.dll
  • nsis7z.dll - 7-Zip NSIS Extract Plugin
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • 7-zip.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
  • 7-zip32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UnzipLite' with a class of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 7zFM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6AB99E92-C677-4442-B26C-9C28AE71F176}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2DF6811-B0A3-4B14-8A32-4CEB4092AC3B}' (runs on registration).
  • 7zG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{06954CC0-4BF0-4355-93EA-453E440EE172}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 7z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '7zip' and executes as "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • 7zFM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\7-Zip\7zFM.exe'.
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\7-Zip\Uninstall.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

7zFM.exe
Memory:3.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0761225225%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02913794%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04698458%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:5
70 average

How do I remove 7-Zip?

Quickly and completely remove 7-Zip from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall 7-Zip 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 7-Zip, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 7-Zip.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.88%
Windows 8 21.40%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 6.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.74%
Windows 7 Professional 14.14%
Windows 8.1 8.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.74%
Windows 8 6.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.72%
  Canada 2.97%
  United Kingdom 2.55%
  France 0.42%
  Spain 0.42%
  TT 0.21%
  Australia 0.21%
  Mexico 0.21%
  DZ 0.21%
  Greece 0.21%
  Romania 0.21%
  Iran 0.21%
  Italy 0.21%
  Hungary 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.60%
Dell 28.77%
Acer 14.15%
Toshiba 8.02%
GIGABYTE 6.13%
ASUS 4.72%
Intel 3.30%
Lenovo 1.42%
Sahara 0.94%
Sony 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
Dell XPS 8700 2.42%
Dell XPS 8500 2.42%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.42%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.61%

About Igor Pavlov

Igor Pavlov is the creator and the maintainer of the file archiver 7-Zip and its toolset.
Publisher URL: www.7-zip.org

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