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Should I remove WinZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,859
United States Rank #2,445
Reach 0.3596%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.58 days
518.74 days >
Average installed length: 272.56 days


9.0 SR-1 (6224j) 0.04%
9.0 SR-1 (6224f) 0.59%
9.0 SR-1 (6224) 25.72%
9.0 BETA (6007) 0.04%
9.0 BETA (5611) 0.31%
9.0 BETA (5480) 0.42%
9.0 (6028) 24.72%
9.0 0.06%
8.1.4331 0.01%
8.1 SR-2 (5791g) 0.08%
8.1 SR-2 (5791f) 0.03%
8.1 SR-2 (5791) 0.08%
8.1 SR-1 (5266g) 1.34%
8.1 SR-1 (5266f) 0.08%
8.1 SR-1 (5266) 14.66%
8.1 BETA (4306) 0.03%
8.1 BETA (4180) 0.10%
8.1 (4331g) 2.62%
8.1 (4331f) 0.59%
8.1 (4331) 28.45%


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.

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 8.1 (4331), with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 WINZIP32.EXE. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 4.99 MB (5,232,709 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com
Help link: www.winzip.com/xsupport.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\WINZIP\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" /uninstall
Estimated size: 4.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip

Program executable:WINZIP32.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
Additional files:
  • WINZIP32.EXE - WinZip
  • WZSHLSTB.DLL - WinZip Shell Extension DLL
  • WZSEPE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (WinZip Self-Extractor Executable)
  • WZQKPICK.EXE - WinZip Executable
  • WZZPMAIL.DLL - WinZip - Zip and E-Mail
  • WZ32.DLL - WinZip DLL
  • WZCAB3.DLL - WinZip CAB Detection and Extractor
  • WZVINFO.DLL - WinZip FileInfo DLL
  • WZCAB.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft ® Cabinet File API (Cabinet File API)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WZSHLSTB.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}.
Scheduled Task
  • WINZIP32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA2393FE-2731-4A18-AE6E-880B70075C07}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WZQKPICK.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.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

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, 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) 42%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.59%
Windows XP 28.50%
Windows 10 15.36%
Windows Vista 5.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.59%
Windows 7 Professional 14.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.68%
Windows 10 Home 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.27%
  India 10.71%
  Italy 9.04%
  Germany 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Canada 2.79%
  Brazil 2.46%
  Australia 1.79%
  France 1.71%
  Spain 1.65%
  Israel 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Indonesia 1.12%
  Thailand 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.66%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 12.89%
ASUS 7.07%
Intel 6.92%
American Megatrends 4.60%
Toshiba 3.45%
Sahara 2.84%
Lenovo 2.27%
Samsung 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.86%
ASUS All Series 3.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.02%

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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