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Should I remove 7-Zip File Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,838
United States Rank #7,841
Reach 0.0190%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 54.34 days
1061.41 days >
Average installed length: 557.69 days


9.20 100.00%

7-Zip File Manager version 9.20

What is 7-Zip File Manager?  (from Download Freely)

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7-Zip File Manager version 9.20 is a program developed by Download Freely. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 3.17 MB of memory. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 4.07 MB (4,271,664 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 90% of users of 7-Zip File Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Saudi Arabia.
7-Zip File Manager 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.downloadfreely.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\7-Zip File Manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip File Manager\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 7-Zip File Manager version 9.20

Program executable:7zFM.exe
7-Zip File Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\7-Zip File Manager\7zFM.exe
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Additional files:
  • 7zip_freely_d157185.exe (by InstallX) - InstallIQ Installation Utility
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • 7zFM.exe - 7-Zip File Manager
  • 7zG.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • 7-zip.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".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • 7zFM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Bureau\7-Zip\7zFM.exe'.
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\7-Zip\Uninstall.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0761225225%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02913794%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04698458%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove 7-Zip File Manager?

You can uninstall 7-Zip File Manager 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 File Manager version 9.20, 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 File Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.58%
Windows 10 18.45%
Windows Vista 9.63%
Windows XP 5.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.09%
Windows 8.1 5.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.22%
  Iran 1.85%
  Saudi Arabia 1.01%
  Canada 0.84%
  Germany 0.84%
  United Arab Emirates 0.34%
  Australia 0.34%
  United Kingdom 0.34%
  Indonesia 0.34%
  India 0.34%
  Italy 0.34%
  TN 0.34%
  DK 0.17%
  DZ 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.69%
Dell 27.35%
Acer 12.24%
Toshiba 10.20%
ASUS 4.90%
Intel 2.04%
Lenovo 1.63%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Samsung 1.22%
Apple 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.09%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.47%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.47%


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