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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,996
United States Rank #7,123
Reach 0.0507%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.77 days
878.25 days >
Average installed length: 461.45 days


2.33 0.10%
2.28 0.10%
2.17 0.20%

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Express Zip File Compression Software

What is Express Zip File Compression Software?  (from NCH Software)

Express Zip file compression software is a complete file archiving management and compression tool. Easily create, edit, manage and extract zipped files and folders. Also open and extract files from many other types of archives including RAR, CAB, TAR, 7z, and ISO. Even convert other types of archives into zip files qu...  Read more


Express Zip File Compression Software is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 2.33, with over 0% 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. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 4.53 MB (4,749,869 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 50% of users of Express Zip File Compression Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ExpressZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ExpressZip\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Zip File Compression Software

Program executable:expresszip.exe
Express Zip File Compression Software
Path:C:\Program Files\NCH Software\ExpressZip\expresszip.exe
(From the publisher) “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.”
Additional files:
  • expresszipsetup_v2.13.exe - ExpressZip (Express Zip)
  • expresszipsetup_v2.15.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.17.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.28.exe
  • expresszipsetup_v2.33.exe - Express Zip File Compression
  • EZ ZIP - zipsetup_v1.12.exe - Express Zip File Compression Software
  • uninst.exe
  • zipplus[1]_v1.14.exe - Express Zip - Logiciel de compression de fichiers
  • zipplus_v1.12.exe
  • zipplus_v2.03.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.06.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.07.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.08.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.09.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.11.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.12.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.13.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.15.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.17.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.00.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.02.exe
  • zipsetup_v2.03.exe
  • zipsetup[1]_v1.00.exe
  • zipsetup[1]_v1.01.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.01.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.02.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.03.exe
  • zipsetup_v1.04.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 10/3/2015 at 7:02 PM).

How do I remove Express Zip File Compression Software?

You can uninstall Express Zip File Compression Software 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 File Compression Software, 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 File Compression Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.98%
Windows Vista 11.01%
Windows XP 8.31%
Windows 10 1.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.18%
Windows 7 Starter 1.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.92%
  United Kingdom 8.27%
  Canada 5.48%
  Australia 4.61%
  Germany 4.05%
  Belgium 2.62%
  Israel 2.62%
  Netherlands 2.23%
  France 1.99%
  Sweden 1.51%
  Italy 1.35%
  DK 1.19%
  New Zealand 0.87%
  India 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.36%
Hewlett-Packard 24.80%
Acer 16.96%
Toshiba 10.24%
ASUS 5.12%
Samsung 3.36%
Lenovo 1.60%
Intel 1.60%
Sahara 1.12%
Medion 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.23%
Dell XPS 8300 3.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.77%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.46%

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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