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Should I remove WinZip Disk Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,277
United States Rank #31,211
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.85 days
143.15 days >
Average installed length: 75.21 days


VersionDistribution 11.29% 88.71%

WinZip Disk Tools


WinZip Disk Tools is a program developed by WinZip Computing. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is wzdisktools.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 24.18 MB (25,352,956 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of WinZip Disk Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: systemtools.winzip.com/wzdt/help.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip Disk Tools\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Disk Tools\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip Disk Tools

Program executable:wzdisktools.exe
Name:WinZip Disk Tools
Disk Tools - WinZip Disk Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip disk tools\wzdisktools.exe
Additional files:
  • wzdtDefragSrv64.exe - WinZip(r) Disk Tools (Disk Tools - Defrag Service)
  • AsInvoker.exe - WinZip Disk Tools (Disk Tools - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • KillwzdtProcesses.exe - Disk Tools - Install Helper
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • wzdt_ipm.exe
  • wzdtDefragServiceManager.exe
  • wzdtDefragSrv.exe
  • wzdtHelper.dll
  • wzdtsys.dll
  • asohtm.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wzdt_ipm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WZDT-IPM' (Next runs on 4/28/2018 at 9:39 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wzdisktools.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinZip Disk Tools.
2 Services
  • wzdtDefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'wzdtDiskOptimizer' (wzdtDiskOptimizer).
  • wzdtDefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'wzdtDiskOptimizer' (wzdtDiskOptimizer).

How do I remove WinZip Disk Tools?

You can uninstall WinZip Disk Tools 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 Disk Tools, 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 Disk Tools.

Win 10 81%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.65%
Windows 7 17.74%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 54.84%
Windows 10 Pro 16.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.52%
Windows 8.1 8.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.61%
Windows 7 Professional 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.42%
  France 8.70%
  Germany 5.80%
  United Kingdom 5.80%
  Belgium 4.35%
  Netherlands 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  Switzerland 2.90%
  Italy 2.90%
  Australia 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 26.92%
Dell 9.62%
Toshiba 5.77%
Medion 5.77%
Lenovo 5.77%
Samsung 3.85%
Sahara 1.92%
Alienware 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Common models
Acer Aspire V5-571P 3.64%
Acer Aspire XC600 3.64%
ASUS All Series 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
Dell Vostro 470 3.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.64%

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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