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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,283
United States Rank #4,336
Reach 0.1727%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.98 days
383.01 days >
Average installed length: 201.24 days


1.0.648.16668 0.12%
1.0.648.16566 10.84%
1.0.648.16469 18.10%
1.0.648.16298 3.82%
1.0.648.16287 0.03%
1.0.648.16070 2.70%
1.0.648.15923 2.82%
1.0.648.15384 38.92%
1.0.648.15141 3.23%
1.0.648.11339 14.34%
1.0.648.10744 4.79%

Typically installed together

WinZip Driver Updater

What is WinZip Driver Updater?  (from WinZip Computing)

WinZip Driver Updater is a powerful utility that makes the task of managing your PC's device driver updates quick and easy! Every hardware component connected to your PC uses a set of instructions contained in a device driver file. Manufacturers periodically release updated driver files that fix known bugs or improve a...  Read more


WinZip Driver Updater is a software program developed by WinZip Computing. The most common release is 1.0.648.15384, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The primary executable is named winzipdu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 27.14 MB (28,460,009 bytes). The installed file WINZIPDUCheckUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of WinZip Driver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip Driver Updater

Program executable:winzipdu.exe
Name:WinZip Driver Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip driver updater\winzipdu.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - WinZip Driver Updater (WinZip Driver Updater - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • WDUUninstall.exe
  • WINZIPDUBeforeUninstall.exe - WinZip Driver Updater - Uninstall Helper
  • WINZIPDUCheckUpdate.exe - Driver Updater - Checking for Updates
  • winzipduhelper.dll
  • WINZIPDUKillProcesses.exe - WinZip Driver Updater - Install Helper
  • WINZIPDUNewScheduler.exe - Driver Updater - Scheduler
  • winzipdusys.dll
  • Network.dll - WinZip
  • XceedZip.dll (by Xceed Software Inc (450) 442-2626 [email protected] www.xceedsoft.com) - Xceed Zip Compression Library
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • zlibwapi.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • ASEng.dll
  • asohtm.dll
  • difxapi.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • winzipdu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinZipDriverUpdater_UPDATES' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:42).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • winzipdu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinZipDriverUpdaterRunAtStartup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • winzipdu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WINZIPDUDriverUpdater' and executes as C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe -rem.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • winzipdu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WINZIPDUDriverUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe" /schedule.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • winzipdu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip Driver Updater\winzipdu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0288874550%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02016660%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00872085%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove WinZip Driver Updater?

You can uninstall WinZip Driver Updater 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 Driver Updater, 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 Driver Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.26%
Windows 10 28.76%
Windows Vista 6.22%
Windows XP 5.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.35%
Windows 8.1 9.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.37%
Windows 10 Home 6.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.03%
  Germany 8.71%
  Australia 4.86%
  Canada 3.80%
  Netherlands 3.24%
  Brazil 3.11%
  United Kingdom 3.11%
  Sweden 2.58%
  France 2.15%
  Norway 2.07%
  DK 1.99%
  Mexico 1.67%
  India 1.54%
  Argentina 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.52%
Acer 20.27%
Dell 16.98%
ASUS 9.32%
Toshiba 6.96%
Samsung 4.41%
Lenovo 3.76%
Intel 1.39%
Medion 1.35%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Sahara 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.34%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.07%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.37%

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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