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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 #10,312
United States Rank #8,557
Reach 0.0351%

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.3.8261 44.40%
11.2.8094 55.60%

WinZip 11.2

Remove WinZip 11.2
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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
  • Integrates 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-ECDD91C240B2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 11.2

Program executable:winzip32.exe
Name:WinZip
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip32.exe
MD5:b48dcf2bf80de55bcf72215fd5d68cbe
Additional files:
  • WZSMTP.DLL
  • 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
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip (WinZip DLL)
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCAB64.DLL
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree 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
  • 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
  • WZWIA.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WzBanner.dll
  • WZCKTREE32.DLL
  • WZQKPICK32.EXE
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFILVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WINZIPFM.DLL (by Nico Mak Computing) - WinZip File Manager Extension
  • WZFM32.DLL (by Nico Mak Computing)
  • WZSHLEXT.DLL
  • LHA.DLL - LHA archive library
  • UNRAR.DLL - RAR decompression library
  • WZUNZIP.EXE
  • WZZIP.EXE

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}.
  • WZSHLEXT.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinZip' with a class of {E0D79300-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}.
  • 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WINZIP32.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WZQKPICK.EXE
Memory:1.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000526724%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002411%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002856%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,322
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
WZQKPICK32.EXE
Memory:903.2 KB
Total CPU:0.0001085694%
Kernel CPU:0.00005384%
User CPU:0.00005473%
CPU cycles/sec:486
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes

How do I remove WinZip?

Quickly and completely remove WinZip 11.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinZip 11.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 11.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.10%
Windows XP 21.68%
Windows 10 12.68%
Windows Vista 12.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 21.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.50%
Windows 7 Professional 16.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.42%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.09%
  United Kingdom 7.59%
  India 4.44%
  Italy 4.32%
  Canada 2.69%
  Brazil 1.99%
  Australia 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  South Africa 1.29%
  Germany 1.29%
  Iran 1.17%
  Thailand 0.93%
  Belgium 0.93%
  Israel 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.54%
Hewlett-Packard 24.02%
Acer 9.31%
GIGABYTE 7.11%
Intel 5.64%
Toshiba 5.15%
ASUS 4.90%
Lenovo 3.92%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Samsung 2.21%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell XPS 8700 2.35%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.76%
ASUS All Series 1.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.76%

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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