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What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.38 days
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Average installed length: 160.91 days


v8.22 100.00%

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ALZip 8.22

What is ALZip?  (from ESTsoft)

ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZipā€™s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.


ALZip 8.22 is a program developed by ESTsoft. 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 alzip.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 21.25 MB (22,280,282 bytes). ALUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 91% of users of ALZip come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
ALZip 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: advert.estsoft.com/?event=200904224447205
Help link: www.altools.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 21.25 MB
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by ALZip 8.22

Program executable:alzip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\estsoft\alzip\alzip.exe
Additional files:
  • ALCMProxy.dll - ALTools Common Module Proxy Dynamic Link Library
  • ECRSC.dll - ESTsoft Crash Reporting System (ESTsoft Crash Reporting System Client)
  • ECRSC_EN.dll
  • ALBanner.dll - ALBanner Dynamic Link Library
  • ALUpdate.dll - ALTools Updater (ALUpdate DLL)
  • unins000.exe - ALZip Setup (ALZip v8.22 Setup)
  • ALSTS.dll - ALSTS (ALSTS Deamon)
  • ALZipCon.exe - ALZip (ALZip Console)
  • ALZipIcon.dll - ALZip Icons Dynamic Link Library
  • AZCommon.dll - ALZip AZCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • AZCTM.dll - ALZip ShellExtension Dynamic Link Library
  • AZCTM64.dll
  • con_en-US.dll - ALZip con_en-US Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • con_ja-JP.dll - ALZip con_ja-JP Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • ctm_en-US.dll - ALZip ctm_en-US Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • ctm_ja-JP.dll - ALZip ctm_ja-JP Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • en-US.dll - ALZip en-US Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • ja-JP.dll - ALZip ja-JP Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • LibETC.dll - LibETC Dynamic Link Library
  • unacev2.dll (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • AZCTM.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'zzALZip' with a class of {4EB37360-49E8-11D3-95B5-004033382980}.
  • AZCTM64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ALZip' with a class of {4EB37360-49E8-11D3-95B5-004033382980}.
Scheduled Task
  • ALZip.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ESTsoft RunAsStdUser 1632378Task' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ALZip?

You can uninstall ALZip 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 ALZip 8.22, 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 ALZip.
  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) 63%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.47%
Windows XP 14.47%
Windows 10 13.60%
Windows Vista 7.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.12%
Windows 7 Professional 18.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.80%
Windows 8 7.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.73%
Windows 8 Pro 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 90.91%
  United States 7.27%
  Hong Kong 0.45%
  Vietnam 0.45%
  Thailand 0.45%
  Philippines 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.88%
NEC 15.38%
Toshiba 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 10.58%
Acer 7.69%
Lenovo 5.77%
ASUS 2.88%
Gateway 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Apple 1.92%
Intel 0.96%
Common models
ECS G31T-M 5.08%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 2.54%
Dell Vostro 200 1.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.69%

About (from ESTsoft Corp.)

With the vision 'Company that enhances the life quality', ESTsoft pours every bit of effort to enhance the life quality through software innovation.
Publisher URL: www.estsoftinc.com


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