7-Zip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.22 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,195,650
  • Date Added:
    June 03, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16,156
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star 82
    • 4 star 56
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 25
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 1073 votes

    • 5 star 650
    • 4 star 289
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 62
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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher 7-Zip Software
Publisher web site http://www.7-zip.org
Release Date June 03, 2011
Date Added June 03, 2011
Version 9.22 beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name 7z922.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,195,650
Downloads Last Week 16,156
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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