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Should I remove jZip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,204
United States Rank #4,333
Reach 0.0735%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.31 days
540.07 days >
Average installed length: 283.76 days


What is jZip?  (from Discordia Limited)

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


jZip is a software program developed by Discordia Limited. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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. 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 15 files and is usually about 5.29 MB (5,542,749 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 66% of users of jZip come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • 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: Discordia Limited.
URL: www.jzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\jZip
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\jZip\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files2\jZip\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 5.29 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
  • WebmailPlugin.dll - jZip Webmail plugin
  • WebmailPluginSetup.exe - jZip Webmail Plugin Setup
  • WebmailPluginUninstall.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • jZipShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
  • jZipShell64x.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'jZip' with a class of {E677C7AD-2B66-4539-AA29-3771A1CFEDA9}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • WebmailPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'jZip Webmail plugin' with the class of {647FD14A-C4F1-46F4-8FC3-0B40F54226F7} (EmailBHO).
Scheduled Task
  • jZip.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC88CD41-A8CA-4E01-9DE2-D05D633C7B17}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • jZip.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\jZip\jZip.exe'.

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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by jZip you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.14%
Windows Vista 18.36%
Windows XP 13.53%
Windows 10 8.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.38%
Windows 10 Home 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.45%
  Canada 6.50%
  United Kingdom 5.54%
  Germany 2.97%
  Italy 2.87%
  Australia 2.82%
  Netherlands 1.91%
  France 1.06%
  India 0.81%
  Spain 0.76%
  New Zealand 0.50%
  Belgium 0.40%
  Israel 0.40%
  Greece 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.70%
Dell 28.43%
Acer 13.62%
Toshiba 8.61%
ASUS 3.27%
Intel 2.94%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Sahara 1.42%
Samsung 1.31%
Lenovo 1.09%
Gateway 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.08%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.30%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.36%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.36%


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