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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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20.0.11659 100.00%

WinZip 20.0


WinZip 20.0 is a program developed by WinZip Computing. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is winzip64.exe. The software installer includes 187 files and is usually about 531.59 KB (544,348 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 56% of users of WinZip come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=IT&url=www.winzip.com
Help link: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=IT&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240EF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 531.59 KB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 20.0

Program executable:winzip64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip64.exe
Additional files:
  • FAH.exe - File Association Helper
  • FAHConsole.exe
  • FAHDll32.dll
  • FAHDll64.dll
  • FAHWindow32.exe
  • FAHWindow64.exe
  • ToastNotifier.dll - WinZip Update Notifier (ToastNotifier)
  • WinZipExpressForOffice_IObitDel.dll - WinZipExpressForOffice (WinZip Express Office Addin)
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WzPreviewer32.exe - WinZip Previewer (WinZip Previewer (32-bit))
  • IMService.dll - IMService
  • IMService_IObitDel.dll
  • IMClient.dll - IMClient
  • IMClient_IObitDel.dll
  • 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
  • FTPService_IObitDel.dll
  • GoogleDriveService.dll - WinZip Google Drive Service
  • GoogleDriveService_IObitDel.dll
  • LocalPortableDeviceService.dll - WinZip Local Portable Device Service
  • LocalService.dll - WinZip Local Service
  • LocalService_IObitDel.dll
  • MediaFireService.dll - WinZip MediaFire Service
  • OneDriveService.dll - WinZip OneDrive Service
  • OutlookPOHelper32.exe - WinZip Outlook Post Office Contacts Provider Helper
  • RecipientClient.dll - WinZip Recipient Client
  • RecipientDirectoryDialog.dll - WinZip Combined Address Book RecipientDirectoryDialog
  • RecipientService.dll - WinZip Recipient Service
  • SharePointService.dll - WinZip SharePoint Service
  • SkyDriveService.dll
  • SMProvider32.dll
  • SMProvider64.dll - Social media provider WinZip
  • SugarSyncService.dll - WinZip SugarSync Service
  • UnInstall32.exe
  • uninstall64.exe
  • 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
  • WZCKTREE32.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{696213B2-00F9-445A-A3F7-94DCCA2C7BA2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FAHConsole.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8.
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 20.0, 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 70%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.01%
Windows 7 28.02%
Windows XP 1.06%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.15%
Windows 10 Pro 14.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.53%
Windows 8.1 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.63%
  Italy 5.89%
  Germany 5.58%
  United Kingdom 4.83%
  France 3.86%
  Australia 2.77%
  Canada 2.26%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Spain 1.60%
  Brazil 1.05%
  India 0.90%
  Mexico 0.62%
  Singapore 0.62%
  South Africa 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.49%
Dell 15.24%
Acer 13.86%
Toshiba 13.25%
ASUS 11.64%
Lenovo 8.81%
Samsung 3.37%
MSI 1.53%
Intel 1.07%
Alienware 0.69%
Medion 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.53%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.27%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-C 3.06%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%

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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