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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,555
United States Rank #1,596
Reach 0.5181%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.0.10039 19.00%
15.0.9411 30.77%
15.0.9334 17.32%
15.0.9327 1.24%
15.0.9302 31.68%

WinZip 15.0

What is WinZip?

WinZip 15 implemented new performance architecture for high-speed zipping, interface improvements with refined menu designs and more intuitive icons, new desktop ZIP/UNZIP gadget with drag-and-drop functionality. 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.

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

Overview

The most used version is 15.0.9302, 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 winzip32.exe. The software installer includes 140 files and is usually about 32.46 MB (34,033,248 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=ES&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-ECDD91C240C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 15.0

Program executable:winzip32.exe
Name:WinZip
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip32.exe
MD5:44a21229855f7f9de63f8c91ad103124
WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor for Microsoft Windows. By default, WinZip creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats.
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)
  • WzPreviewer32.exe - WinZip Previewer (WinZip Previewer (32-bit))
  • WINZIP64.EXE - WinZip
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCAB64.DLL
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCKTREE32.DLL
  • WZCL32.DLL
  • WZCLINE.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WZCLINE32.DLL
  • WZCLUTIL.EXE
  • WZEAY32.DLL - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • WZEAY64.DLL
  • WZGDIP32.DLL - WinZip GDI+ Wrapper
  • WZGDIP64.DLL
  • WZIMGV32.DLL - Image Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZQKPICK32.EXE
  • WZSESS32.EXE - WinZip Session Services Process
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSHLS64.DLL
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL
  • WZSHLX64.DLL
  • WZSRVR32.EXE - WinZip Archive Server
  • WZUNZIP.EXE
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZVINFO32.DLL
  • WZVINFO64.DLL
  • WzWFR32.dll - WinZip WFR
  • WzWFR64.dll
  • WZWIA.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper
  • WZWIA32.DLL
  • wzwipe.exe - WzWipe (WzWipe Executable)
  • wzwipe32.exe
  • WZZIP.EXE
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZZPMAIL32.DLL
  • WZZPMAIL64.DLL - WinZip - Zip en E-Mail
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFILVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • LDCdBldr.dll (by Corel) - LDCdBldr Module for UDF SDK (LDCdBldr Module)
  • VirtCDRDrv.dll (by Corel) - VirtCDRDrv Module
  • 7ZXA.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • LHA.DLL - LHA archive library
  • UNRAR.DLL - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
  • 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 named 'WinZip Job-PtoVtaMostrador Backup tarea' (runs daily at 10:00).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WINZIP32.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE'.
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WZQKPICK.EXE
Memory:4.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005525975%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049845%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005415%
0.015104% average
WZQKPICK32.EXE
Memory:903.2 KB
Total CPU:0.0001085694%
Kernel CPU:0.00005384%
User CPU:0.00005473%
CPU cycles/sec:486
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes

How do I remove WinZip?

Quickly and completely remove WinZip 15.0 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 15.0, 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) 72%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,555

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.61%
Windows 8 12.65%
Windows XP 5.12%
Windows Vista 4.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.35%
Windows 7 Professional 30.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.35%
Windows 8.1 3.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.11%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  Germany 4.85%
  Canada 4.07%
  France 3.21%
  Australia 3.20%
  India 2.69%
  Italy 2.49%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Spain 1.74%
  Belgium 1.34%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Mexico 1.24%
  Brazil 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 49.22%
Dell 15.64%
Acer 11.00%
ASUS 5.86%
GIGABYTE 5.82%
Toshiba 4.37%
MSI 2.66%
Samsung 1.83%
Lenovo 1.40%
Intel 1.34%
American Megatrends 0.85%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 15.91%
HP ProBook 6570b 5.01%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 3.41%
HP ProBook 4535s 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP EliteBook 8470p 2.97%

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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