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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,578
United States Rank #16,737
Reach 0.0333%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 70.25 days
403.14 days >
Average installed length: 211.82 days

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7-Zip 9.30 alpha

What is 7-Zip alpha?

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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

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: 3.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 7-Zip 9.30 alpha

Program executable:7z.exe
7-Zip Console
Path:C:\Program Files\7-zip\7z.exe
Additional files:
  • 7z.dll - 7-Zip (7z Plugin)
  • 7za.exe - 7-Zip Standalone Console
  • 7zFM.exe - 7-Zip File Manager
  • 7zG.exe - 7-Zip GUI
  • 7-zip.dll - 7-Zip Shell Extension
  • 7-zip32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • 7-zip32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UnzipLite' with a class of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}.
  • 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".
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: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 alpha?

You can uninstall 7-Zip alpha 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 9.30 alpha, 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 alpha.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.75%
Windows 10 19.18%
Windows XP 15.22%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.34%
Windows 7 Professional 13.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.63%
  Taiwan 13.04%
  Germany 9.78%
  Russia 4.15%
  Poland 3.70%
  Czech Republic 3.26%
  Italy 3.26%
  China 2.22%
  India 2.07%
  Hong Kong 1.93%
  France 1.93%
  United Kingdom 1.93%
  IQ 1.48%
  Hungary 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.15%
Hewlett-Packard 16.31%
Acer 16.31%
ASUS 12.00%
Toshiba 6.77%
Samsung 4.92%
Lenovo 4.62%
American Megatrends 3.08%
Sahara 2.46%
Intel 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.79%
Dell Inspiron 3520 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
MSI MS-7592 2.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.85%
ASUSTeK N73JQ 1.23%

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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