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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,268
United States Rank #12,056
Reach 0.0559%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.94 days
470.34 days >
Average installed length: 247.13 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v8.12 21.30%
v8.0 beta1 9.82%
v8.0 1.15%
v7.53 3.57%
v7.52 10.59%
v7.0 0.77%
7.4 10.46%
7.0 beta1 17.60%
6.7 18.11%
6.32 3.57%
6.31 0.38%
6.13 1.91%
6.1 0.26%
5.52 0.26%
5.5 0.13%
5.01 0.13%

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ALZip

What is ALZip?  (from ESTsoft)

ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZip’s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.

Overview

ALZip is a program developed by ESTsoft. The most used version is v8.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is alzip.exe. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 22.38 MB (23,465,858 bytes). ALUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 23% of users of ALZip come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.
ALZip has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: advert.estsoft.com/?event=200911233012845
Help link: www.altools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 22.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ALZip

Program executable:alzip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\estsoft\alzip\alzip.exe
MD5:e650a886eb173ac1c6f6a0fdf4138d54
Additional files:
  • ALCMProxy.dll - ALTools Common Module Proxy Dynamic Link Library
  • con_en-US.dll - ALZip con_en-US Resource Library
  • ctm_en-US.dll - ALZip ctm_en-US Resource Library
  • ctm_ja-JP.dll - ALZip ctm_ja-JP Resource Library
  • con_ja-JP.dll - ALZip con_JPN Resource Library
  • ECRSC.dll - ESTsoft Crash Reporting System (ESTsoft Crash Reporting System Client)
  • ECRSC_EN.dll
  • ALBanner.dll - ALBanner Dynamic Link Library
  • en-US.dll - ALZip en-US Resource Library
  • ja-JP.dll - ALZip JPN Resource Library
  • ALZipCon.exe - ALZip Console Application (ALZip Console)
  • MLLA.dll - MLLA Dynamic Link Library
  • AZMain.dll - ALZip Extract Component (ALZip Dynamic Link Library)
  • CrashRpt_D.dll - ESTBlackBox for Delphi
  • AzCDImage.dll - AzCDImage Module
  • AZCommon.dll - AZCommon Library
  • ALUpdate.dll - ALTools Updater (ALUpdate DLL)
  • unins000.exe - ALZip Setup (ALZip 8.12 Setup)
  • ALAuth.exe - ALAuth
  • ALSTS.dll - ALSTS (ALSTS Deamon)
  • AZCTM.dll - ALZip (ALZip ShellExtension)
  • AZCTM64.dll
  • unacev2.dll (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc42.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • unrar4.dll (by Alexander Roshal)
  • ESTBlackbox.dll - ESTBlackBox (ESTsoft Error Reporting Tool)
  • 7-zip32.dll - 7-zip32
  • az7z.dll
  • ALTip.dll - ALTip
  • ALZALZ.dll
  • ALZipIcon.dll
  • ALZZip.dll
  • LibETC.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • AZCTM.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'zzALZip' with a class of {4EB37360-49E8-11D3-95B5-004033382980}.
  • AZCTM64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ALZip' with a class of {4EB37360-49E8-11D3-95B5-004033382980}.
Scheduled Task
  • ALZip.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ESTsoft RunAsStdUser 13142609Task' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.
  • AZCTM.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\DOCUME~1\user\LocalS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.093\keygen.exe'.

How do I remove ALZip?

Quickly and completely remove ALZip from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ALZip 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 ALZip, 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 ALZip.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,268

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.63%
Windows XP 18.24%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 8 10.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.68%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.58%
  France 20.79%
  Italy 5.73%
  Germany 5.73%
  Canada 4.18%
  Thailand 3.23%
  United Kingdom 2.39%
  Belgium 2.27%
  Czech Republic 2.27%
  Japan 1.79%
  MA 1.31%
  Israel 1.19%
  Spain 1.19%
  Indonesia 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 15.58%
ASUS 9.77%
GIGABYTE 6.98%
Toshiba 6.98%
Samsung 4.19%
Intel 3.72%
Sahara 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Lenovo 1.86%
Medion 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.85%
ASUS All Series 5.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.79%
Dell Latitude D630 2.13%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 2.13%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 1.60%

About (from ESTsoft Corp.)

With the vision 'Company that enhances the life quality', ESTsoft pours every bit of effort to enhance the life quality through software innovation.
Publisher URL: www.estsoftinc.com

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