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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,173
United States Rank #1,450
Reach 0.5908%


17.5.10562 47.84%
17.5.10480 52.12%
17.5.10464 0.04%

WinZip 17.5

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. Introduced online sharing to storage and social media sites, image resizing, converting files to PDF, watermark addition, context-sensitive toolbars.

About  (from WinZip Computing)

WinZip® 17.5 is a new version of the world’s most trusted compression software that connects directly to Box, SkyDrive®, Dropbox, Google Drive™, CloudMe®, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn®. With over one billion downloads, WinZip is the world leader when managing large files. Unzip any compressed file type, zip files int...  Read more

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-ECDD91C240DB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip 17.5

Program executable:winzip64.exe
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip\winzip64.exe
Additional files:
  • WZCLSU.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On (WinZip Installer DLL for Add-Ons)
  • WZCLUN.DLL - WinZip Uninstaller DLL for Add-Ons
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WzPreviewer32.exe - WinZip Previewer (WinZip Previewer (32-bit))
  • WzPreviewer64.exe - WinZip Previewer (64-bit)
  • CheckUpdater.exe - WinZip Courier (WinZip Courier Check Update Helper Application)
  • OLCmdBar.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Command Bar Component
  • wzofcsvc32.dll - Service module for WinZip Courier
  • WZOutlok.dll - WinZip Courier Outlook Addin
  • WZSVC.dll - WinZip Courier Service Component
  • WzCFR.dll - WinZip WZCFR
  • WinZip165International.exe - WinZip 16.5 (WinZip 16.5 Setup)
  • WinZip175.exe - WinZip 17.5 (WinZip 17.5 Setup)
  • BoxService.dll - WinZip (WinZip Box Service)
  • CloudMeService.dll - WinZip CloudMe Service
  • CloudStoragePicker.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Picker
  • CloudStorageService.DesktopExtension.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service Extension for Desktop
  • CloudStorageService.dll - WinZip Cloud Storage Service
  • DropboxService.dll - WinZip Dropbox Service
  • GoogleDriveService.dll - WinZip Google Drive Service
  • MediaFireService.dll - WinZip MediaFire Service
  • SkyDriveService.dll - WinZip SkyDrive Service
  • SMProvider64.dll - WinZip Social Media Provider
  • ssleay32.dll - WinZip Openssl DLL
  • ssleay64.dll
  • SugarSyncService.dll - WinZip SugarSync Service
  • WebAuthBroker.exe - WinZip Web Auth Broker
  • WebAuthBroker64.dll - WinZip OAuth Broker
  • WINZIP32 Backup.EXE
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WzBanner.dll - WinZip Eval Banner Resources
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZCKTREE.DLL - WinZip Check Tree DLL
  • WZCL32.DLL
  • WZCLINE.DLL - WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WzExpForSPExtension.exe - WinZip Express for SharePoint Extension
  • WZGDIP32.DLL - WinZip GDI+ Wrapper
  • WZIMGV32.DLL - Image Viewer
  • WZMSG.EXE - WinZip Message Display EXE
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZQKPICK32.EXE - WinZip Quick Pick
  • WZSHLEX1.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WzWFR32.dll - WinZip WFR

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}.
  • WINZIP32.EXE added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ScanNow' with a class of {41F8EF51-8CD0-4df4-A13A-0E09A7E98AB3}.
  • 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 '{AA2393FE-2731-4A18-AE6E-880B70075C07}' (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 with the class '{AEBB3093-1D73-4480-8220-5253E65A7485}' (runs on registration).
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:4.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0123837166%
Kernel CPU:0.00805735%
User CPU:0.00432636%

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 17.5, 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 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.77%
Windows 10 37.15%
Windows XP 4.78%
Windows Vista 3.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.54%
Windows 8.1 12.80%
Windows 7 Professional 10.50%
Windows 10 Home 8.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.15%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  Canada 4.06%
  Australia 3.65%
  France 3.50%
  Germany 3.00%
  Italy 2.87%
  Brazil 2.73%
  India 2.40%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Israel 1.60%
  Spain 1.54%
  Mexico 1.19%
  Belgium 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.44%
MSI 19.06%
Dell 16.79%
Acer 12.78%
ASUS 8.56%
Toshiba 8.43%
Samsung 3.29%
Lenovo 2.57%
Intel 1.34%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.64%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 2.83%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 2.05%

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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