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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 #10,204
United States Rank #5,100
Reach 0.0461%

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.2.0 86.08%
4.32.38 0.63%
1.0 13.29%

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows

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)
  • 7zFM.exe - 7-Zip File Manager
  • 7zG.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • 7-zip32.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • 7-zip.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Un-Zip for Windows' with a class of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 7zFM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C919EF2E-A10E-4496-8586-D299C3E414CE}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15C9123E-9B19-42AC-A8BE-3A5FF2DF6358}' (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) 71%
Win 7 2%
 
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 72.61%
Windows 8 12.74%
Windows Vista 8.28%
Windows XP 6.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.50%
Windows 7 Professional 14.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.55%
Windows 8 7.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Canada 3.95%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  France 0.40%
  Mexico 0.40%
  Greece 0.40%
  Spain 0.40%
  Italy 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.21%
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
Acer 11.76%
Toshiba 9.56%
ASUS 7.35%
GIGABYTE 5.15%
Samsung 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Intel 1.47%
Lenovo 1.47%
Apple 0.74%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 2.26%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 1.50%
Gateway DX4870 1.50%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.50%

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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