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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,875
United States Rank #2,049
Reach 0.3548%


17.0.10381 58.20%
17.0.10283 41.80%

WinZip 17.0

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. Introduced online sharing to storage and social media sites, image resizing, converting files to PDF, watermark addition, context-sensitive toolbars.

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

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com
Help link: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240D7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 499.63 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 17.0

Program executable:winzip32.exe
Signed by:WinZip Computing
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
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WzPreviewer32.exe - WinZip Previewer (WinZip Previewer (32-bit))
  • WzPreviewer64.exe - WinZip Previewer (64-bit)
  • CheckUpdater.exe - WinZip Courier (WinZip Courier Check Update Helper Application)
  • OLCmdBar.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Command Bar Component
  • wzofcsvc32.dll - Service module for WinZip Courier
  • WZOutlok.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Addin
  • WZSVC.dll - WinZip Courier Service Component
  • WzCFR.dll - WinZip WZCFR
  • IMService.dll - IMService
  • IMClient.dll - IMClient
  • BoxService.dll - WinZip (WinZip Box Service)
  • CloudMeService.dll - WinZip CloudMe Service
  • CloudStoragePicker.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Picker
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service Extension for Desktop
  • CloudStorageService.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service
  • DropboxService.dll - WinZip Dropbox Service
  • FTPService.dll - WinZip FTP Service
  • GoogleDriveService.dll - WinZip Google Drive Service
  • LocalService.dll - WinZip Local Service
  • MediaFireService.dll - WinZip MediaFire Service
  • SkyDriveService.dll - WinZip OneDrive Service
  • SMProvider64.dll - WinZip Social Media Provider
  • ssleay32.dll - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • ssleay64.dll
  • SugarSyncService.dll - WinZip SugarSync Service
  • WebAuthBroker.exe - WinZip Web Auth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker64.dll - WinZip OAuth Broker
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCL32.DLL
  • WZCLINE.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WZGDIP32.DLL - WinZip GDI+ Wrapper
  • WZIMGV32.DLL - Image Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZQKPICK32.EXE - WinZip Quick Pick
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZVINFO32.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WzWFR32.dll - WinZip WFR
  • WzWFR64.dll
  • WZWIA32.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WZSHLS64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F93C14B5-DCFB-4747-903A-32DD3761BA82}' (runs on registration).
  • WINZIP64.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Lavoro di WinZip-DRIVE_G_LACIE' (runs weekly on Mondays at 15.00).
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:912 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000778818%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005602%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002186%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0000936324%
Kernel CPU:0.00004682%
User CPU:0.00004682%

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 17.0, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.91%
Windows 10 23.07%
Windows XP 5.42%
Windows Vista 4.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.94%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.40%
Windows 8.1 5.30%
Windows 8 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.29%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  Canada 4.40%
  Germany 4.24%
  Australia 4.23%
  Italy 3.90%
  France 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Spain 2.21%
  India 2.20%
  Mexico 1.32%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Israel 1.29%
  Belgium 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.41%
Dell 21.00%
Acer 15.21%
Toshiba 11.08%
ASUS 9.19%
Samsung 4.58%
Lenovo 2.74%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.95%

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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