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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,187
United States Rank #5,851
Reach 0.0857%

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.1.8519 67.19%
12.1.8497 32.39%
12.0.8252 0.42%

WinZip 12.1

What is WinZip?

WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor that creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats. Features include: Creation of, addition to, and extraction from ZIP archives. Direct write of ZIP archives to CD/DVD. Support for ARC and ARJ archives if suitable external programs are installed. Email ZIP archives. Support of additional compression methods: bzip2 (9.0), PPMd (10.0), WavPack (11.0), LZMA (12.0), JPEG (12.0). Unicode support to ensure international characters are displayed for filenames in a Zip file. WinZip 12.0 (2008) added support of creating ZIP archives with lossless JPEG and LZMA compression methods; .ISO, .IMG, 7-Zip archive extractions. Added encryption policies, integrated image thumbnail viewer. The JPEG compression compresses metadata with LZMA compression, while image is compressed with binary arithmetic coding.

About  (from WinZip Computing)

WinZip is the most popular compression/decompression utility for Windows. In addition to basic zipping and unzipping, features include tight integration with Windows Explorer, advanced AES encryption, support for popular Internet file formats, including ZIP, TAR, Z, GZ, TAZ, TGZ, CAB, UUencoded, XXencoded, BinHex, and ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com
Help link: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240B8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 12.1

Program executable:winzip32.exe
Name:WinZip
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip32.exe
MD5:564a8c78e3ccfa788e6389043e548a3b
Additional files:
  • WZCLSU.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On (WinZip Installer DLL for Add-Ons)
  • WZCLUN.DLL - WinZip Uninstaller DLL for Add-Ons
  • WZUNINST.EXE - WinZip Add-On Uninstaller
  • WZSMTP.DLL - WinZip Email Support Library
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip (WinZip DLL)
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCAB64.DLL
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCL32.DLL
  • WZCLINE.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WZEAY32.DLL - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • WZGDIP32.DLL - WinZip GDI+ Wrapper
  • WZGLINST32.exe - Tool Installer
  • WZIMGV32.DLL - Image Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZSESS32.EXE - WinZip Session Services Process
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSHLS64.DLL
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL
  • WZSHLX64.DLL
  • WZSRVR32.EXE - WinZip Archive Server
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZWIA.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFILVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • VirtCDRDrv.dll (by Corel) - VirtCDRDrv Module
  • LDCdBldr.dll (by Corel) - LDCdBldr Module
  • 7ZXA.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • LHA.DLL - LHA archive library
  • UNRAR.DLL - RAR decompression library
  • WZUNZIP.EXE
  • WZZIP.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
  • WINZIP32.EXE added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ScanNow' with a class of {41F8EF51-8CD0-4df4-A13A-0E09A7E98AB3}.
  • WZSHLS64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
Scheduled Task
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E087F9AF-174D-4217-ACF4-2773307205EF}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WZQKPICK.EXE
Memory:1.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000114617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000970%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000176%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,024
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WinZip?

Quickly and completely remove WinZip 12.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WinZip 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 WinZip 12.1, 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 WinZip.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,187

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.89%
Windows Vista 15.12%
Windows XP 14.95%
Windows 8 11.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.45%
Windows 7 Professional 11.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.59%
  United Kingdom 4.99%
  Canada 4.72%
  Germany 4.58%
  Italy 3.33%
  Australia 3.05%
  India 2.98%
  France 2.70%
  Iran 1.87%
  Spain 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Argentina 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.12%
Hewlett-Packard 26.04%
Acer 15.93%
GIGABYTE 8.03%
Toshiba 4.85%
ASUS 4.29%
Intel 3.88%
Samsung 3.60%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Lenovo 1.11%
Sahara 1.11%
Gateway 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.45%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.41%

About WinZip Computing

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Windows developed by WinZip Computing.
Publisher URL: www.winzip.com

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