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Should I remove WinZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,749
United States Rank #6,251
Reach 0.1098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.97 days
707.19 days >
Average installed length: 371.57 days


11.0 (7347g) 1.20%
11.0 (7347e) 1.52%
11.0 (7313) 41.27%
10.0 BETA (6644) 0.09%
10.0 BETA (6604) 0.09%
10.0 (7245g) 1.25%
10.0 (7245f) 0.74%
10.0 (7245e) 0.32%
10.0 (7245) 8.64%
10.0 (6700f) 0.69%
10.0 (6700e) 0.18%
10.0 (6699g) 2.45%
10.0 (6698) 17.01%
10.0 (6685) 12.85%
10.0 (6667) 11.69%


What is WinZip?

WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor that creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats. Features include: Creation of, addition to, and extraction from ZIP archives. Direct write of ZIP archives to CD/DVD. Support for ARC and ARJ archives if suitable external programs are installed. Email ZIP archives. Support of additional compression methods: bzip2 (9.0), PPMd (10.0), WavPack (11.0), LZMA (12.0), JPEG (12.0). Unicode support to ensure international characters are displayed for filenames in a Zip file.

About  (from WinZip Computing)

WinZip is the most popular compression/decompression utility for Windows. In addition to basic zipping and unzipping, features include tight integration with Windows Explorer, advanced AES encryption, support for popular Internet file formats, including ZIP, TAR, Z, GZ, TAZ, TGZ, CAB, UUencoded, XXencoded, BinHex, and ...  Read more


The most common release is 11.0 (7313), with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named WINZIP32.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 12.1 MB (12,691,188 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com
Help link: HTTP://www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com/xsupport.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" /uninstall
Estimated size: 12.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip

Program executable:WINZIP32.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
Additional files:
  • WZCLSU.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On (WinZip Installer DLL for Add-Ons)
  • WZCLUN.DLL - WinZip Uninstaller DLL for Add-Ons
  • WZUNINST.EXE - WinZip Add-On Uninstaller
  • WZSMTP.DLL - WinZip Email Support Library
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WINZIP32.EXE - WinZip
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCL32.DLL
  • WZCLINE.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WZEAY32.DLL - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • WZGDIP32.DLL - WinZip GDI+ Wrapper
  • WZIMGV32.DLL - Image Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZSESS32.EXE - WinZip Session Services Process
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSRVR32.EXE - WinZip Archive Server
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFILVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F93C14B5-DCFB-4747-903A-32DD3761BA82}' (runs on registration).
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C7029352-A4AC-4B28-A5F5-F0FFA7A792DF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinZip Quick Pick.lnk_FolderCommonAppdata.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014969788%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085938%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00063760%
0.015104% average

How do I remove WinZip?

You can uninstall WinZip 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 WinZip, 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 WinZip.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WinZip you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.29%
Windows XP 24.15%
Windows 10 16.20%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 23.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.02%
Windows 7 Professional 14.63%
Windows 10 Home 3.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.02%
  India 10.08%
  Italy 7.71%
  Germany 5.14%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Canada 2.82%
  France 2.20%
  Spain 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Australia 1.70%
  Saudi Arabia 1.70%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Israel 1.49%
  Peru 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.39%
Hewlett-Packard 23.07%
Acer 16.28%
Intel 7.02%
ASUS 6.94%
Toshiba 4.48%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Lenovo 2.55%
Sahara 2.08%
Samsung 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.63%
INTEL DG31PR 2.63%
ASUS All Series 2.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.39%

About WinZip Computing

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Windows developed by WinZip Computing.
Publisher URL: www.winzip.com


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