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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,439
United States Rank #14,495
Reach 0.0339%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 105.95 days
957.26 days >
Average installed length: 502.97 days

TUGZip 3.5

What is TUGZip?  (from Christian Kindahl)

TUGZip is a powerful award-winning freeware archiving utility for Windows® that provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files, as well as very powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration. Supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH...  Read more


TUGZip 3.5 is a program developed by Christian Kindahl. 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 TUGZip.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 12.61 MB (13,223,954 bytes). TzUpdate.exe 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 10. While about 26% of users of TUGZip come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tugzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TUGZip\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TUGZip\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TUGZip 3.5

Program executable:TUGZip.exe
TUGZip archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\TUGZip\TUGZip.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • js32.dll
  • TUGZip.exe - TUGZip (TUGZip archiver)
  • TzCrypt.dll - TzCrypt (TUGZip encryption/decryption library.)
  • TzRes.dll
  • TzScript.exe - TUGZip Script Engine (TUGZip script engine.)
  • TzSFX.exe - TUGZip Self-Extractor (TUGZip self-extracting archives tool.)
  • TzShell.dll - TzShell (TUGZip shell extension.)
  • TzUpdate.exe - TUGZip Web Update (TUGZip web update utility.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TzShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TzShell' with a class of {B38FE8E9-5DFC-4D58-8459-1E3AC5165E34}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TUGZip.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ADA8391B-50CF-453E-A3DF-5701FB8C108B}' (runs on registration).
  • TzSFX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2DDC95F-2151-40F6-832B-56AD038E823F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove TUGZip?

You can uninstall TUGZip 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 TUGZip 3.5, 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 TUGZip.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.79%
Windows 10 18.09%
Windows XP 12.26%
Windows Vista 9.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.02%
Windows 7 Professional 17.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.37%
Windows 10 Home 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.03%
  Germany 16.39%
  Italy 8.13%
  France 6.47%
  Brazil 4.96%
  United Kingdom 4.82%
  Australia 2.48%
  Canada 2.48%
  Austria 2.20%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Taiwan 1.79%
  Belgium 1.79%
  India 1.79%
  Poland 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.91%
Acer 21.07%
Hewlett-Packard 19.66%
ASUS 7.87%
Toshiba 5.34%
Intel 5.06%
Samsung 2.25%
Medion 2.25%
Sahara 1.97%
Lenovo 1.40%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.40%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.40%
Acer Aspire 5750 1.80%

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Tosh•over a year ago
Great file compression program. Prefer this free program to winzip or winrar