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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,643
United States Rank #13,166
Reach 0.0451%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.08 days
415.38 days >
Average installed length: 218.25 days


v8.12 20.25%
v8.0 beta1 10.46%
v8.0 1.12%
v7.53 3.26%
v7.52 11.36%
v7.0 0.79%
7.4 10.69%
7.0 beta1 17.32%
6.7 18.56%
6.32 3.37%
6.31 0.34%
6.13 1.69%
6.1 0.22%
5.52 0.22%
5.5 0.11%
5.01 0.11%
11.03 0.11%

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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 is a program developed by ESTsoft. The most used version is v8.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is alzip.exe. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 22.38 MB (23,465,858 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 24% of users of ALZip come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.
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=200911233012845
Help link: www.altools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ESTsoft\ALZip\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 22.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ALZip

Program executable:alzip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\estsoft\alzip\alzip.exe
Additional files:
  • ALCMProxy.dll - ALTools Common Module Proxy Dynamic Link Library
  • con_en-US.dll - ALZip con_en-US Resource Library
  • ctm_en-US.dll - ALZip ctm_en-US Resource Library
  • ctm_ja-JP.dll - ALZip ctm_ja-JP Resource Library
  • con_ja-JP.dll - ALZip con_JPN Resource Library
  • ECRSC.dll - ESTsoft Crash Reporting System (ESTsoft Crash Reporting System Client)
  • ECRSC_EN.dll
  • ECRSC_KR.dll
  • ALBanner.dll - ALBanner Dynamic Link Library
  • ALMountDrv.sys - ALTools Iso Mount Driver File (ALTools Iso Mount Driver)
  • ALMountDrv64.sys
  • en-US.dll - ALZip en-US Resource Library
  • ALMountTray.exe - ALTools Iso Mount Tray File (ALMountTray)
  • ALMountConn.dll - ALTools Iso Mount DLL File (ALMountConn)
  • ja-JP.dll - ALZip JPN Resource Library
  • ALAd.dll - ALAd Dynamic Link Library
  • ALZipCon.exe - ALZip Console Application (ALZip Console)
  • MLLA.dll - MLLA Dynamic Link Library
  • AZMain.dll - ALZip Extract Component (ALZip Dynamic Link Library)
  • CrashRpt_D.dll - ESTBlackBox for Delphi
  • AzCDImage.dll - AzCDImage Module
  • AZCommon.dll - AZCommon Library
  • ALUpdate.dll - ALTools Updater (ALUpdate DLL)
  • ALMountService.exe - ALMountService
  • unins000.exe - ALZip Setup (ALZip 8.12 Setup)
  • ALAuth.exe - ALAuth
  • ALSTS.dll - ALSTS (ALSTS Deamon)
  • ALZipIcon.dll - ALZip (ALZip Icon Dynamic Link Library)
  • AZCTM.dll - ALZip ShellExtension
  • AZCTM64.dll - ALZip Shell ContextMenu 64bit
  • unacev2.dll (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc42.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • unrar4.dll (by Alexander Roshal)
  • ESTBlackbox.dll - ESTBlackBox (ESTsoft Error Reporting Tool)
  • 7-zip32.dll - 7-zip32
  • az7z.dll
  • ALTip.dll - ALTip
  • libETC.dll - ALZip Archive Handler
  • ALZALZ.dll
  • ALZZip.dll

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 5430738Task' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.
  • AZCTM.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\DOCUME~1\user\LocalS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.093\keygen.exe'.

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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.13%
Windows XP 16.31%
Windows 10 14.17%
Windows Vista 13.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.90%
Windows 7 Professional 11.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.01%
Windows 10 Home 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.56%
  France 21.47%
  Italy 7.23%
  Germany 5.65%
  Canada 3.98%
  Thailand 2.72%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Belgium 1.99%
  Czech Republic 1.99%
  Japan 1.68%
  Spain 1.47%
  MA 1.26%
  DZ 1.05%
  Israel 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Dell 19.29%
Acer 17.43%
ASUS 10.79%
Toshiba 6.43%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 2.90%
Lenovo 2.07%
Sahara 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Medion 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.21%
ASUS All Series 5.21%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.90%
MSI MS-7721 1.90%
Dell Latitude D630 1.90%

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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