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What percent of users and experts removed it?
16% remove it84% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,735
United States Rank #3,993
Reach 0.1121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.38 days
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Average installed length: 300.38 days

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7-Zip 4.57

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What is 7-Zip?

7-Zip is an open source file archiver. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or with a window-based shell integration. By default, 7-Zip creates 7z format archives with a .7z file extension. Each archive can contain multiple directories and files. As a container format, security or size reduction are achieved using a stacked combination of filters. These can consist of pre-processors, compression algorithms, and encryption filters. The core .7z compression uses a variety of algorithms, the most common of which are bzip2, LZMA2, and LZMA. Developed by Pavlov, LZMA is a relatively new system, making its debut as part of the 7z format. LZMA consists of a large LZ-based sliding dictionary up to 4 GB in size, backed by a range coder. Encryption can be enabled for both files and the 7z directory structure. When the directory structure is encrypted, users are required to supply a password to see the filenames contained within the archive.

About  (from Igor Pavlov)

7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.
  • Starts automatically
7-Zip has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.7-zip.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\7-Zip\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 7-Zip 4.57

Program executable:7zfm.exe
7-Zip File Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\7-zip\7zfm.exe
Additional files:
  • 7z.dll - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe - 7-Zip Console
  • 7za.dll
  • 7za.exe - 7-Zip Standalone Console version
  • 7zG.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • 7-zip32.dll
  • 7zr.exe - 7-Zip Standalone Console
  • 7zxa.dll - 7z Standalone Extracting Plugin
  • Merge7z432.dll
  • Merge7z432U.dll
  • Merge7z433.dll
  • Merge7z433U.dll
  • Merge7z434.dll
  • Merge7z434U.dll
  • Merge7z435.dll
  • Merge7z435U.dll
  • Merge7z436.dll
  • Merge7z436U.dll
  • Merge7z437.dll
  • Merge7z437U.dll
  • Merge7z438.dll
  • Merge7z438U.dll
  • Merge7z439.dll
  • Merge7z439U.dll
  • Merge7z440.dll
  • Merge7z440U.dll
  • Merge7z442.dll
  • Merge7z442U.dll
  • Merge7z443.dll
  • Merge7z443U.dll
  • Merge7z444.dll
  • Merge7z444U.dll
  • Merge7z445.dll
  • Merge7z445U.dll
  • Merge7z446.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • 7-zip.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UnzipLite' with a class of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
  • 7-zip32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UnzipLite' 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 '{756B733B-AE51-48D9-A99C-3186D6DF6889}' (runs on registration).
  • 7zG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{06954CC0-4BF0-4355-93EA-453E440EE172}' (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:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025707519%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00171964%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00085111%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:81,729
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.1 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.11 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove 7-Zip?

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Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 7-Zip 4.57, 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 7-Zip.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 16%
Keep it 84%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.24%
Windows XP 32.26%
Windows Vista 17.90%
Windows 10 6.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.16%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 1.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.58%
  Germany 6.66%
  Italy 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Brazil 2.39%
  France 2.14%
  Canada 2.14%
  Taiwan 1.77%
  MA 1.56%
  Indonesia 1.27%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Argentina 1.09%
  Spain 1.09%
  Poland 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.25%
Hewlett-Packard 19.95%
Acer 13.75%
Toshiba 6.54%
Intel 4.86%
ASUS 4.86%
American Megatrends 4.53%
Sahara 2.35%
Lenovo 2.26%
Compaq 1.59%
Samsung 1.26%
Common models
MSI MS-7786 7.04%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.42%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 531 2.41%

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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