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Should I remove WinZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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9.0 SR-1 (6224g) 70.00%
9.0 (6028g) 30.00%



WinZip is a program developed by WinZip Computing. The most used version is 9.0 sr-1 (6224g), with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 WINZIP32.EXE. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 5.27 MB (5,521,587 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of WinZip come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzredir.cgi?GEWWZX
Help link: www.winzip.com/wzredir.cgi?GESWZX
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\WINZIP\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE" /uninstall
Estimated size: 5.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip

Program executable:WINZIP32.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
Additional files:
  • WINZIP32.EXE - WinZip
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WZCAB.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft ® Cabinet File API (Cabinet File API)
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip und E-Mail

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}.

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.

Win 10 47%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 46.67%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows XP 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.67%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.28% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.28%
  United States 33.33%
  Austria 7.69%
  Switzerland 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  United Kingdom 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.78%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Intel 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Samsung 5.56%
Medion 5.56%
Gateway 5.56%
Dell 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 5.00%
MSI MS-7750 5.00%
Medion P7644 MD99650 5.00%
LENOVO 7459Y5H 5.00%
LENOVO 10051 5.00%
Hyrican Informationssytem... 5.00%

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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