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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #22,726
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15.14 0.89%
15.12 0.44%
15.06 0.44% 98.22%

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7-Zip 4.65


7-Zip 4.65 is a software program developed by Igor Pavlov. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 programs's main executable is 7zfm.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 5.13 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 980.5 KB (1,004,032 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 31% of users of 7-Zip come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.7-zip.org
Help link: www.7-zip.org/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\7-zip\lang
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{23170F69-40C1-2701-0465-000001000000}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 980.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by 7-Zip 4.65

Program executable:7zfm.exe
7-Zip File Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\7-zip\7zfm.exe
7-Zip archive utility was developed as an open source project by Igor Pavlov. It is free to use at home or for commercial use. 7Zip runs on Windows and includes both a GUI interface and a command line interface. 7-Zip is the winner for its...
Additional files:
  • 7z.exe - 7-Zip (7-Zip Console)
  • 7zg.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7z.dll - 7z Standalone Plugin
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • 7-zip.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '7-Zip' with a class of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • 7zfm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0EE61B8-5E11-4FA1-B278-7768BE3B3E27}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88E63EEE-4E95-4FE0-82CC-E4A979734142}' (runs on registration).
  • 7zg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8771CA45-A3CA-4534-B936-734751405279}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 7z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '7zip' and executes as "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 7zfm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Bureau\7-Zip\7zFM.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0208234919%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01083928%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00998421%
0.015104% average

How do I remove 7-Zip?

You can uninstall 7-Zip 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 7-Zip 4.65, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 7-Zip.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.11%
Windows XP 10.67%
Windows Vista 10.22%
Windows 10 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.48%
Windows 10 Pro 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.10%
  Germany 27.56%
  Argentina 14.17%
  Spain 4.72%
  United Kingdom 1.97%
  France 1.57%
  Norway 1.57%
  Israel 1.57%
  Italy 1.57%
  Thailand 1.18%
  India 1.18%
  Mexico 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Brazil 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.27%
Acer 14.42%
Hewlett-Packard 14.42%
Medion 14.42%
Samsung 13.46%
ASUS 4.81%
Intel 3.85%
Toshiba 3.85%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Sahara 1.92%
Common models
Noblex E11IS2 10.97%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 9.03%
Samsung N150P 8.39%
Acer AOD255 1.94%
Coradir S.A. CDR/E11-S2 1.94%
EXO Intel powered classma... 1.94%

About Igor Pavlov

Igor Pavlov is the creator and the maintainer of the file archiver 7-Zip and its toolset.
Publisher URL: www.7-zip.org


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