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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,683
United States Rank #7,336
Reach 0.0840%

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.0.8252.0 0.06%
12.0.8252 99.94%

WinZip 12.0

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. WinZip 12.0 (2008) added support of creating ZIP archives with lossless JPEG and LZMA compression methods; .ISO, .IMG, 7-Zip archive extractions. Added encryption policies, integrated image thumbnail viewer. The JPEG compression compresses metadata with LZMA compression, while image is compressed with binary arithmetic coding.

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
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser

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-ECDD91C240B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 12.0

Program executable:winzip32.exe
Name:WinZip
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip32.exe
MD5:0f33994b64d1e030591babe1cb065e75
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
  • SETUP.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (Installation Manager)
  • WZIPSE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor Executable
  • WZSEPE32.EXE
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip (WinZip DLL)
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCAB64.DLL
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCKTREE32.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
  • WZQKPICK32.EXE
  • WZSE32.DLL
  • WZSESS32.EXE - WinZip Session Services Process
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSHLS64.DLL
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL
  • WZSHLX64.DLL
  • WZSRVR32.EXE - WinZip Archive Server
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZVINFO32.DLL
  • WZWIA.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper
  • WZWIA32.DLL
  • wzwipe32.exe - WzWipe (WzWipe Executable)
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZZPMAIL32.DLL
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFILVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • VirtCDRDrv.dll (by Corel) - VirtCDRDrv Module
  • LDCdBldr.dll (by Corel) - LDCdBldr Module
  • 7ZXA.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • LHA.DLL - LHA archive library
  • UNRAR.DLL - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • WZSHLS64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
  • WINZIP32.EXE added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX' with a class of {6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D}.
  • 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.
Scheduled Task
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA2393FE-2731-4A18-AE6E-880B70075C07}' (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

WZQKPICK.EXE
Memory:1.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00008318%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,607
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB 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 12.0, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WinZip 12.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.42%
Windows XP 15.98%
Windows 10 15.74%
Windows Vista 10.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.38%
Windows 7 Professional 15.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.65%
Windows 10 Home 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.88%
  Germany 5.44%
  Italy 5.38%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  India 4.48%
  France 3.89%
  Spain 2.88%
  Canada 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  Australia 2.08%
  Iran 1.81%
  Thailand 1.44%
  Sweden 1.39%
  Venezuela 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.19%
Dell 21.35%
Acer 9.89%
GIGABYTE 6.46%
ASUS 5.39%
Toshiba 4.60%
Intel 3.62%
American Megatrends 2.06%
Lenovo 1.86%
Sahara 0.88%
Samsung 0.69%
Common models
HP 620 12.40%
HP ProBook 4520s 6.89%
HP ProBook 4510s 6.50%
HP ProBook 4710s 5.31%
HP ProBook 4515s 3.15%
HP ProBook 4720s 2.95%

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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