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Should I remove jZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,485
United States Rank #2,723
Reach 0.3334%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.45 days
249.21 days >
Average installed length: 130.94 days


VersionDistribution 2.19% 7.70% 9.10% 11.11% 4.11% 0.26% 4.81% 8.31% 14.87% 19.16% 0.87% 16.97% 0.52%


What is jZip?

Bandoo jZip is a bundled version that utilizes the jzip archival compression technology. It also bundles various advertising software developed by Bandoo such as the Searchqu Toolbar or others.

About  (from Bandoo Media Inc)

jZip lets you open files in many archive formats, including the popular RAR format. RAR files are compressed archives, which are files that are designed to store both single and groups of related files while minimizing their memory size to save on storage space. RAR is based on the Zip compression method, which was inv...  Read more


jZip is a program developed by Bandoo Media Inc. The most used version is, 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). 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 jzip.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 9.67 MB (10,140,695 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of jZip come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.
jZip has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.jzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\jZip
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\jZip\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 9.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by jZip

Program executable:jzip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\jzip\jzip.exe
Additional files:
  • CoreArchiver.dll - jZip (jZip archiver core)
  • jZipSetup-r100-w.exe - jZip Install
  • jZipShell.dll - jZip shell extension
  • jZipShell64x.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - jZip Uninstall
  • ResourcesLOC.dll (by Discordia Limited)
  • change.exe
  • Helper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • jZipShell64x.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
  • jZipShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
Scheduled Task
  • jZip.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64926BD9-62DD-4B0B-BF78-420BF4E45134}' (runs on registration).
Network connections
  • jZip.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000539815%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003521%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001878%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,708
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:22 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove jZip?

Quickly and completely remove jZip from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall jZip 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 jZip, 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 jZip.
  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 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.97%
Windows 8 16.71%
Windows XP 9.54%
Windows Vista 7.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.70%
Windows 7 Professional 10.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.30%
Windows 8 6.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.61%
  United Kingdom 10.44%
  Italy 5.57%
  Germany 4.64%
  Canada 3.87%
  Australia 3.48%
  Iran 3.40%
  Netherlands 3.02%
  Spain 2.17%
  France 1.86%
  Sweden 1.01%
  New Zealand 0.93%
  Belgium 0.85%
  IQ 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.01%
Acer 18.03%
Dell 13.99%
ASUS 7.59%
Toshiba 7.39%
Lenovo 4.73%
Samsung 4.24%
Sony 3.84%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Medion 1.77%
Intel 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.34%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 0.83%
HP G62 Notebook PC 0.69%

About (from Bandoo Media Inc)

We decided to create Bandoo to enrich the instant messaging experience with an easy to use and free collection of new emoticons, winks, nudges and display images.
Publisher URL: www.bandoo.com

comments3 comments

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Andrejj3 months ago
There is really nothing wrong with it. If you uncheck the additional stuff during the install process.. that's it. Works perfectly.
user comment
Jamie8 months ago
Actually jZip only installs third party software if you accept it to, you can just install the zip program and thats it.
user comment
mecanicogolfover a year ago
I have used it for years. It´s free and works well. I do not see any third party activity going on with it. I mean none! It works great for me and I will not remove it and install something like WinZip that I have to pay for.