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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,317
United States Rank #3,672
Reach 0.0927%


19.5.11552 8.92%
19.5.11545 26.49%
19.5.11532 31.75%
19.5.11475 32.84%

WinZip 19.5


WinZip 19.5 is a program developed by WinZip Computing. The most used version is 19.5.11475, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 175 files and is usually about 645.25 KB (660,734 bytes). CheckUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of WinZip come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

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-ECDD91C240ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 645.25 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 19.5

Program executable:winzip64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip64.exe
Additional files:
  • FAH.exe - File Association Helper
  • FAHConsole.exe
  • FAHDll64.dll
  • FAHWindow64.exe
  • WinZipExpressForOffice.dll - WinZipExpressForOffice (WinZip Express Office Addin)
  • WinZipExpressForOffice_IObitDel.dll
  • CheckUpdater.exe - WinZip Courier (WinZip Courier Check Update Helper Application)
  • OLCmdBar.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Command Bar Component
  • IMService.dll - IMService
  • IMService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • IMClient.dll - IMClient
  • IMClient_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • IMClient_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • AmazonS3Service.dll - WinZip (WinZip AmazonS3 Service)
  • BoxService.dll - WinZip Box Service
  • BoxService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • BoxService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloseFAH.exe - WinZip CloseFAH
  • CloudMeService.dll - WinZip CloudMe Service
  • CloudMeService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudMeService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStoragePicker.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Picker
  • CloudStoragePicker_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStoragePicker_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service Extension for Desktop
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service
  • CloudStorageService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • CloudStorageService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • DropboxService.dll - WinZip Dropbox Service
  • DropboxService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • DropboxService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • FTPService.dll - WinZip FTP Service
  • FTPService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • FTPService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • GoogleDriveService.dll - WinZip Google Drive Service
  • GoogleDriveService_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • GoogleDriveService_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel_IObitDel.dll
  • LocalPortableDeviceService.dll - WinZip Local Portable Device Service
  • LocalService.dll - WinZip Local Service
  • LocalService_IObitDel_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 - WinZip Social Media Provider
  • SMProvider64.dll
  • ssleay64.dll - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • SugarSyncService.dll - WinZip SugarSync Service
  • UnInstall32.exe - WinZip Addon Uninstaller
  • UnInstall64.exe
  • WebAuthBroker.exe - WinZip Web Auth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker32.dll - WinZip OAuth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • WZSHLS64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
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 19.5, 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 82%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.00%
Windows 7 16.58%
Windows XP 0.71%
Windows Vista 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 59.71%
Windows 10 Pro 13.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.37%
Windows 7 Professional 4.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.79%
Windows 8.1 2.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.98%
  Italy 5.61%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  Germany 3.28%
  France 2.92%
  Spain 1.74%
  Canada 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Australia 1.30%
  India 0.75%
  Singapore 0.55%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Portugal 0.55%
  Norway 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 59.94%
Hewlett-Packard 12.86%
Dell 8.59%
Acer 7.03%
ASUS 4.86%
Lenovo 2.62%
Samsung 1.12%
MSI 0.60%
Intel 0.60%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-C 5.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 5.66%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55W-C 5.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite E45W-C 4.66%

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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