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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,712
United States Rank #5,902
Reach 0.0533%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.91 days
321.89 days >
Average installed length: 169.13 days


4.0.8672.0 1.52%
4.0.12218.0 1.05%

WinZip Self-Extractor

What is WinZip Self-Extractor?  (from WinZip Computing)

WinZip® Self-Extractor creates self-extracting Zip files. These self-extracting Zip files are ideal for electronic file distribution, because they contain multiple compressed files, minimizing download time and ensuring that important files do not become separated.

Additionally, WinZip Self-Extractor allows th...  Read more


WinZip Self-Extractor is a program developed by WinZip Computing. The most used version is 4.0.8672.0, with over 2% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is WINZIPSE.EXE. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 7.87 MB (8,253,083 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of WinZip Self-Extractor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

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 self-extractor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Self-Extractor\setup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 7.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip Self-Extractor

Program executable:WINZIPSE.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip self-extractor\WINZIPSE.EXE
Additional files:
  • SETUP.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor (Installation Manager)
  • WZIPSE32.EXE - WinZip Self-Extractor Executable
  • WZEAY32.DLL - WinZip (WinZip Openssl DLL)
  • WZSE32.DLL - WinZip DLL

How do I remove WinZip Self-Extractor?

You can uninstall WinZip Self-Extractor 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 Self-Extractor, 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 Self-Extractor.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 10 18.42%
Windows Vista 14.25%
Windows XP 11.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.89%
Windows 7 Professional 13.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.37%
Windows 10 Home 5.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.36%
  Germany 6.19%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Canada 3.53%
  Iran 3.31%
  Italy 2.66%
  Australia 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  France 1.08%
  India 1.01%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  Greece 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.92%
Dell 29.63%
Acer 10.63%
ASUS 5.80%
Toshiba 5.15%
Samsung 3.22%
Intel 2.90%
American Megatrends 1.77%
Lenovo 1.61%
Sahara 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.02%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.70%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.32%
Dell XPS 8500 1.93%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.93%

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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