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Should I remove SoftZipper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,095
Reach 0.0014%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.08 days
297.33 days >
Average installed length: 156.22 days


What is SoftZipper?

SoftZipper is distributed through numerous malvertising techniques and uses the Air Software download and install manager to bundle a number of potentially unwanted software including toolbars and adware.

The SoftZipper software itself is a very basic UI wrapped around the 7-Zip zip and unzip platform. The software is simply designed to be a gimmick to get users to install adware in the bundle and is hosted at airdwnlds.com.


Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.03 MB (3,172,653 bytes).
SoftZipper has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove SoftZipper.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.airdwnlds.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softzipper
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SoftZipper\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftZipper

  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - SoftZipper Console
  • 7zFM.exe - SoftZipper File Manager
  • 7zG.exe - SoftZipper GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove SoftZipper?

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Or, you can uninstall SoftZipper 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 SoftZipper, 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 SoftZipper.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 8 58%
Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.89%
Windows 7 42.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 10 Pro 10.53%
Windows 8.1 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 5.26%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  France 7.14%
  TT 3.57%
  MA 3.57%
  Singapore 3.57%
  Greece 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Acer 23.53%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.56%
LENOVO 80HW 5.56%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 5.56%
HP HP Notebook 5.56%
HP ProBook 4520s 5.56%


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