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Should I remove jZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,998
United States Rank #5,555
Reach 0.0613%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.25 days
1157.87 days >
Average installed length: 608.37 days


What is jZip?

Bandoo jZip is a bundled version that utilizes the jzip archival compression technology. It also bundles various advertising software developed by Bandoo such as the Searchqu Toolbar or others.

About  (from Bandoo Media Inc)

jZip lets you open files in many archive formats, including the popular RAR format. RAR files are compressed archives, which are files that are designed to store both single and groups of related files while minimizing their memory size to save on storage space. RAR is based on the Zip compression method, which was inv...  Read more


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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named jzip.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 7.25 MB (7,606,958 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in jZip.
Uninstall.exe (9b853552edcfc63ad0c6c01932037670) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ByteHero BDV 12.12.2013.10 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m
Comodo Security 9851 TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Swizzor.Gen
jZip has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Bandoo Media Inc.
URL: www.jzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\jZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\jZip\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\jZip\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 7.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by jZip

Program executable:jzip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\jzip\jzip.exe
Additional files:
  • CoreArchiver.dll - jZip (jZip archiver core)
  • jZipShell.dll - jZip shell extension
  • jZipShell64x.dll
  • ResourcesLOC.dll - jZip resources
  • Uninstall.exe - jZip Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • jZipShell64x.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
  • jZipShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
Scheduled Task
  • jZip.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1FD7CD8-0A10-4F06-B551-73D2A66F20F3}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove jZip?

You can uninstall jZip 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 jZip, 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 jZip.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.17%
Windows XP 8.85%
Windows Vista 7.28%
Windows 10 6.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.83%
Windows 7 Professional 11.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.00%
Windows 10 Home 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.99%
  United Kingdom 10.31%
  Italy 5.47%
  Canada 4.15%
  Germany 3.46%
  Australia 3.27%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  France 1.26%
  Ireland 1.13%
  New Zealand 1.01%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Spain 0.75%
  DK 0.75%
  South Africa 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.51%
Dell 21.55%
Acer 18.88%
Toshiba 9.91%
ASUS 8.03%
Samsung 2.95%
Lenovo 2.28%
Medion 1.61%
Intel 1.34%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.32%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.32%

About (from Bandoo Media Inc)

We decided to create Bandoo to enrich the instant messaging experience with an easy to use and free collection of new emoticons, winks, nudges and display images.
Publisher URL: www.bandoo.com


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