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PKZIP Explorer

What is PKZIP Explorer?  (from PKWARE, Inc)

Seamless integration within Windows Explorer allows PKZIP Explorer to leverage standard file handling functionality while providing advanced tools formanaging and manipulating .ZIP archives.


PKZIP Explorer is a program developed by PKWARE, Inc. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 581 KB (594,944 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pkware.com
Help link: www.pkware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pkware\pkzipe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{01B13122-1439-11D7-99DD-00600815E2D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 581 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PKZIP Explorer

  • pkavx.dll - PKZIP® Explorer (PKAVX Module)
  • pkavxrc.dll - PKAVXRC Module
  • pkces.dll - PKCES Module
  • pkcmprc.dll - PKCMPRC Module
  • pkexec.exe - PKEXEC
  • pkfm.dll - PKFM Module
  • pkfmtxt.dll - PKFMTXT Module
  • pknag.exe - PKNAG
  • pkshell.dll - PKSHELL Module
  • pkshex.dll - PKSHEX Module
  • pksrvc.dll - PKSRVC Module
  • pkstream.dll - PKSTREAM Module
  • pkview.dll - PKVIEW Module
  • pkzc_at.dll - PKZC_AT Module
  • pkzcauto.dll - PKZIP® Explorer Automation Module
  • nsldap32v30.dll (by Netscape Communications) - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol DLL
  • pkbrowse.dll - PKBROWSE Module
  • pkserial.dll - PKSerial Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • pkshex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PKContextMenuHandler Class' with a class of {7414E744-CEFF-11D1-BBE3-0000E8C9F421}.

How do I remove PKZIP Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove PKZIP Explorer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PKZIP Explorer 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PKZIP Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PKZIP Explorer.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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