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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,829
United States Rank #4,173
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19.0.11294 58.08%
19.0.11293 41.92%

WinZip 19.0


WinZip 19.0 is a software program developed by WinZip Computing. The most common release is 19.0.11294, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named winzip64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 211 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,136,088 bytes). The installed file CheckUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of WinZip come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

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-ECDD91C240E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 19.0

Program executable:winzip64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip64.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
  • FAH.exe - File Association Helper
  • FAHConsole.exe
  • FAHDll64.dll
  • FAHWindow64.exe
  • WinZipExpressForOffice.dll - WinZipExpressForOffice (WinZip Express Office Addin)
  • 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_IObitDel.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Command Bar Component
  • IMService.dll - IMService
  • IMClient.dll - IMClient
  • AmazonS3Service.dll - WinZip (WinZip AmazonS3 Service)
  • BoxService.dll - WinZip Box Service
  • BoxService_IObitDel.dll
  • CloseFAH.exe - WinZip CloseFAH
  • CloudMeService.dll - WinZip CloudMe Service
  • CloudMeService_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStoragePicker.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Picker
  • CloudStoragePicker_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service Extension for Desktop
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service
  • CloudStorageService_IObitDel.dll
  • DropboxService.dll - WinZip Dropbox Service
  • DropboxService_IObitDel.dll
  • FTPService.dll - WinZip FTP Service
  • GoogleDriveService.dll - WinZip Google Drive Service
  • GoogleDriveService_IObitDel.dll
  • LocalPortableDeviceService.dll - WinZip Local Portable Device Service
  • LocalService.dll - WinZip Local Service
  • MediaFireService.dll - WinZip MediaFire Service
  • OneDriveService.dll - WinZip OneDrive Service
  • RecipientClient.dll - WinZip Recipient Client
  • RecipientService.dll - WinZip Recipient Service
  • SharePointService.dll - WinZip SharePoint Service
  • SkyDriveService.dll
  • SkyDriveService_IObitDel.dll - WinZip SkyDrive Service
  • SMProvider32.dll - WinZip Social Media Provider
  • SMProvider64.dll
  • SMProvider64_IObitDel.dll
  • ssleay32.dll - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • SugarSyncService.dll - WinZip SugarSync Service
  • SugarSyncService_IObitDel.dll
  • UnInstall32.exe - Desintalador de la extensión WinZip
  • UnInstall64.exe - WinZip Addon Uninstaller
  • WebAuthBroker.exe - WinZip Web Auth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker32.dll - WinZip OAuth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker64.dll
  • WXFD2P.dll - WXFD2P
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL

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}.
  • WZSHLSTB.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 'ScanNow' with a class of {41F8EF51-8CD0-4df4-A13A-0E09A7E98AB3}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINZIP64.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC7613A8-A904-4782-ABA0-E89C3C99216C}' (runs on registration).
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA2393FE-2731-4A18-AE6E-880B70075C07}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FAHConsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinZip FAH' which loads as C:\Program Files\WinZip\FAHConsole.exe.

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 19.0, 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 10 52%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.93%
Windows 7 44.53%
Windows Vista 2.29%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.73%
Windows 10 Home 19.33%
Windows 8.1 12.91%
Windows 7 Professional 10.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.86%
Windows 10 Pro 8.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.97%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Italy 6.08%
  Australia 4.12%
  Canada 4.12%
  France 4.09%
  Germany 3.13%
  Spain 2.62%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Mexico 1.47%
  Austria 1.29%
  India 1.20%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Brazil 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.00%
Toshiba 18.77%
Dell 15.18%
Acer 14.51%
ASUS 9.58%
Lenovo 5.32%
Samsung 2.58%
MSI 1.46%
Medion 1.06%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%

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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