7-Zip

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 1073 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.22 beta
File Size:
1.09MB
Date Added:
June 03, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
8,117,175
Downloads Last Week:
16,404
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

7-Zip is a utility program to help you extract compressed files and create your own compressed files in several different formats. With these tools you can easily send large quantities of information or open compressed files you receive without hassle.

Pros

Format options: This program can handle multiple compression formats. It can package files into 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, and TAR formats, and it can unpack all those, in addition to ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, and more.

Advanced capabilities: This app is straightforward enough that novice users will have no trouble accessing its basic features. But for more advanced users, there are other options as well that make this program even better. These include the ability to create self-extracting 7z files and the option to add password protection to compressed files.

Cons

Compression process: The compression process this app uses takes more time to complete than some alternative programs' processes do. Compressions carried out through 7-Zip also require a lot of system resources while they're in progress.

Bottom Line

7-Zip is completely free to download and use, and its many upsides far outweigh the few minor drawbacks that come with it. If you're looking for an alternative to WinZip or another similar program, this is a good option to consider.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 1073 votes

    • 5 star: 650
    • 4 star: 289
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 22
    • 1 star: 62
  • Current Version:

    3.9

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star: 82
    • 4 star: 56
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 25
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  • 1 stars

    "This download contains browser highjacker Speed Dialer"

    June 04, 2014   |   By vernonls

    Version: 7-Zip 3.10

    Pros

    It is not a bad program, but not particularly user friendly

    Cons

    However, it appears as though cnet can no longer be trusted as a safe source for downloads. Downloading and installing this program put the browser highjacker Speed Dialer in both Internet Explorer and Chrome. Bad, bad, bad comment on the safety of cnet downloads

    Summary

    Do not download this.

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