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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,946
United States Rank #4,264
Reach 0.1038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.99 days
353.69 days >
Average installed length: 185.84 days


2.5.1000.15714 42.49%
2.0.648.13214 45.28%
2.0.648.11839 10.27%
1.0.648.9967 0.59%

WinZip System Utilities Suite

What is WinZip System Utilities Suite?  (from WinZip Computing)

Speed up your computer and keep it running at peak performance with WinZip System Utilities Suite, a comprehensive set of easy-to-use PC tools designed to help you clean, protect, and optimize your system. Avoid costly and potentially irreversible system issues! WinZip System Utilities Suite includes easy-to-use tools ...  Read more


WinZip System Utilities Suite is a software program developed by WinZip Computing. The most common release is 2.0.648.13214, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 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 winzipss.exe. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 60.01 MB (62,927,381 bytes). The installed file WINZIPSSCheckUpdate.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 53% of users of WinZip System Utilities Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winzip.com/system-utilities-suite.htm
Help link: www.WinZip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip System Utilities Suite\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip System Utilities Suite\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 60.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip System Utilities Suite

Program executable:winzipss.exe
Name:WinZip System Utilities Suite
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip system utilities suite\winzipss.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite (WinZip System Utilities Suite - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • downloader.dll
  • GOHelper.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Game Optimizer
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • HookDll.dll
  • HookDll64.dll
  • KillWINZIPSSProcesses.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Install Helper
  • launcher.exe
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • VolumeControl.exe
  • VolumeControl64.exe
  • WINZIPSSBeforeUninstall.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Uninstall Helper
  • WINZIPSSCheckUpdate.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Checking for Updates
  • WINZIPSSDefragServiceManager.exe
  • WINZIPSSDefragSrv.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Defrag Service
  • WINZIPSSDefragSrv64.exe
  • WINZIPSSDiskDoctor.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Disk Tools
  • WINZIPSSDiskExplorer.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Disk Explorer
  • WINZIPSSDiskOptimizer.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Disk Optimizer
  • WINZIPSSDriverUpdater.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Driver Updater
  • WINZIPSSDuplicateFilesRemover.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Duplicate Files Remover
  • WINZIPSSGameOptimizer.exe
  • WINZIPSSGameOptLauncher.exe
  • WINZIPSSGameOptLauncher64.exe
  • WINZIPSSHelper.dll
  • WINZIPSSPCFixer.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - PC Fixer
  • WINZIPSSPrivacyProtector.exe - WinZip System Utilities Suite - Privacy Protector
  • wzpsssys.dll
  • Network.dll - WinZip
  • aspcomm.dll
  • ScanDll.dll (by Systweak) - ScanDll
  • AppResource.dll
  • ASEng.dll
  • asohtm.dll
  • UndeleteDLL.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • HighestAvailable.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8D12FC6-3125-46FD-AB10-9C98FB90A21B}' (runs on registration).
  • RequireAdministrator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5B06171-87AB-4156-B55E-0DAA06C511CF}' (runs on registration).
  • WINZIPSSCheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WINZIPSS-WINZIPSSAutoCheckUpdate7Days' (runs weekly on Fridays at 09:00).
  • WINZIPSS.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WINZIPSS-WINZIPSSOneClickCare' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 09:00).
2 Services
  • WINZIPSSDefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'WINZIPSSDiskOptimizer' (WINZIPSSDiskOptimizer).
  • WINZIPSSDefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'WINZIPSSDiskOptimizer' (WINZIPSSDiskOptimizer).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WINZIPSS.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ASO3SPCDone' and executes as "C:\Program Files\WinZip System Utilities Suite\WINZIPSS.exe" -startedafteroptimizationPartial.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HighestAvailable.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinZip System Utilities Suite\HighestAvailable.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000456162%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003128%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001434%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.38 MB
Total CPU:0.0002836491%
Kernel CPU:0.00015788%
User CPU:0.00012577%
CPU cycles/sec:315,194

How do I remove WinZip System Utilities Suite?

You can uninstall WinZip System Utilities Suite 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 System Utilities Suite, 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 System Utilities Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.55%
Windows 10 26.82%
Windows Vista 8.11%
Windows XP 5.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.26%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Windows 10 Home 9.20%
Windows 8.1 7.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.05%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  Australia 4.35%
  Canada 4.15%
  Sweden 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.01%
  France 2.23%
  Germany 2.08%
  Norway 1.76%
  Brazil 1.68%
  Italy 1.68%
  Iran 1.25%
  Spain 1.06%
  Belgium 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.44%
Dell 23.06%
Acer 15.53%
Toshiba 7.69%
ASUS 7.53%
Lenovo 3.07%
Samsung 3.07%
Intel 2.15%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Medion 0.61%
Sahara 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.84%

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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