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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,742
United States Rank #2,529
Reach 0.2207%


16.0.9715 67.82%
16.0.9691 10.80%
16.0.9686 5.40%
16.0.9661 15.98%

WinZip 16.0

What is WinZip?

WinZip 16.0 implemented new 64-bit zip engine and added 64-bit version of Winzip, added ability to zip and write files to Blu-ray discs, added integration with ZipSend and ZipShare services, improved capabilities of file conversion from other supported formats to zip. 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.

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


The most used version is 16.0.9715, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 123 files and is usually about 68.61 MB (71,938,642 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=EN&url=www.winzip.com
Help link: www.winzip.com/wzgate.cgi?lang=NL&url=www.winzip.com/contact.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240C8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 68.61 MB
Language: Dutch (Netherlands)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 16.0

Program executable:winzip64.exe
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip64.exe
WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor for Microsoft Windows. By default, WinZip creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats.
Additional files:
  • 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
  • WZSMTP.DLL - WinZip Email Support Library
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WzPreviewer32.exe - WinZip Previewer (WinZip Previewer (32-bit))
  • WzPreviewer64.exe - WinZip Previewer (64-bit)
  • WinZip165.exe - WinZip 16.5 (WinZip 16.5 Setup)
  • WINZIP32 - copia.EXE - WinZip
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - Estrattore e ispezione CAB WinZip
  • 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
  • WZIMGV64.DLL - WinZip Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZSESS32.EXE - WinZip Session Services Process
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSRVR32.EXE - WinZip Archive Server
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WzWFR64.dll - WinZip WFR
  • WZWIA.DLL - WinZip Image Acquisition Wrapper
  • WZWIA64.DLL - Wrapper acquisizione immagini WinZip
  • WzWipe.exe - WzWipe (WzWipe Executable)
  • wzwipe32.exe
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZZPMAIL64.DLL - WinZip - Zip e E-Mail
  • WzZshareWizard32.dll - Zip Share
  • WzZshareWizard64.dll
  • WZFLDVW.OCX (by Sky Software) - FolderView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • WZFLDVW32.OCX (by Sky Software)
  • WZFILVW.OCX - FileView ActiveX Control 6.1
  • LDCdBldr.dll (by Corel) - LDCdBldr Module for UDF SDK (LDCdBldr Module)
  • VirtCDRDrv.dll (by Corel) - VirtCDRDrv Module
  • VirtCDRDrv32.dll
  • VirtCDRDrv64.dll
  • LDCdBldr32.dll - LDCdBldr Module
  • LDCdBldr64.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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F93C14B5-DCFB-4747-903A-32DD3761BA82}' (runs on registration).
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C7029352-A4AC-4B28-A5F5-F0FFA7A792DF}' (runs on registration).
  • WINZIP64.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'WinZip Job-PersonalMonthly' (runs monthly on Fridays at 12:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinZip Quick Pick.lnk_FolderCommonAppdata.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE'.
  • WINZIP32.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0030736561%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00247195%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00060170%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:320
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:84 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0005100924%
Kernel CPU:0.00030649%
User CPU:0.00020360%
I/O reads/min:41 Bytes

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 16.0, 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 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.14%
Windows 10 11.31%
Windows XP 4.32%
Windows Vista 4.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.07%
Windows 7 Professional 17.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.25%
Windows 10 Home 3.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.62%
  United Kingdom 5.48%
  Germany 5.06%
  Italy 4.02%
  Canada 3.80%
  France 3.45%
  Australia 3.08%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  India 1.72%
  Iran 1.46%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Spain 1.10%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Brazil 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.92%
Dell 16.43%
Acer 10.22%
ASUS 5.68%
Toshiba 5.11%
Samsung 1.97%
Intel 1.57%
Lenovo 1.37%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 8.33%
HP Pro3500 Series 7.36%
HP Pro 3500 Series 6.59%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1380t 5.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.37%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2220t 3.40%

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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