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Should I remove Express Zip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,527
United States Rank #3,738
Reach 0.1568%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.78 days
524.45 days >
Average installed length: 275.56 days


2.33 0.03%
2.29 0.13%
2.28 28.12%
2.18 12.33%
2.17 16.54%

Other programs by NCH Software

Express Zip

What is Express Zip?  (from NCH Software)

ExpressZIP features all the powerful ZIP tools you'll ever need in an easy-to-use and attractive interface and comes complete with built-in wizards to walk you through creating ZIP and EXE (self-extracting) archives.


Express Zip is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 2.28, with over 64% 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). 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 expresszip.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 3.2 MB (3,354,558 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 44% of users of Express Zip come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ExpressZip
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ExpressZip\expresszip.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 3.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Zip

Program executable:expresszip.exe
Express Zip
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\expresszip\expresszip.exe
Additional files:
  • expresszipsetup_v2.09.exe - ExpressZip (Express Zip)
  • expresszipsetup_v2.10.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.11.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.13.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.15.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.17.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.18.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.28.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.29.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.33.exe - Express Zip File Compression
  • pstagesetup.exe - PhotoStage (PhotoStage Slideshow Producer)
  • uninst.exe
  • zipplus_v2.00.exe - Express Zip File Compression Software
  • zipsetup_v1.08.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.09.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.12.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.13.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.14.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.17.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.03.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.04.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.05.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.00.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.03.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.05.exe
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • zip32z64.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • ezcm.dll
  • ezcm64.dll
  • zipcloak2.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ezcm64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ExpressZip' with a class of {8EEA165E-0B8B-4BA7-9796-50214C767171}.
  • ezcm.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ExpressZip' with a class of {8EEA165E-0B8B-4BA7-9796-50214C767171}.
Scheduled Task
  • expresszip.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ExpressZipDowngrade' (Next runs on 01/01/0001 at 00:00).

How do I remove Express Zip?

You can uninstall Express 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Express Zip, 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 Express Zip.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.26%
Windows 10 20.87%
Windows Vista 7.02%
Windows XP 5.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.69%
Windows 8.1 7.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.94%
  Germany 9.45%
  United Kingdom 8.61%
  Canada 5.00%
  Australia 4.05%
  France 2.92%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Austria 1.59%
  Israel 1.57%
  India 1.38%
  South Africa 1.05%
  Sweden 0.89%
  Singapore 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.79%
Dell 21.40%
Acer 17.34%
Toshiba 9.06%
ASUS 8.06%
Samsung 3.39%
Lenovo 2.89%
Medion 2.45%
Intel 1.72%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.74%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.95%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.95%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.65%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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