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CAM UnZip

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Developers have answered the need for better ZIP utilities than Windows provides. We took a spin with CAM unZip, which offers to simplify the process of zipping and unzipping files in Windows but also packs power-user options such as a command-line interface, password compatibility, and the ability to run files upon extraction.

During setup, the installer recommends making CAM unZip your default compression utility, which we selected. The program's efficient interface has File and Help menus and icons for opening archives and creating new ones. The File menu lists Options, but "Option" would be more accurate since there's just one, a checkbox to show hints when you hover the cursor, which we also selected. We clicked Open Zip Archive, browsed to a compressed folder, and opened it in the program's decompression interface. This displayed tabs for extracting and adding/deleting items from the archive and the folder's contents listed below in a tabular view. We selected from options to unzip all or just selected files as well as to Overwrite Existing Files, Re-Create Folders, and Run Set-up After Extraction. Next we browsed to a destination folder and clicked Extract. CAM unZip quickly extracted the files. The Add to/Delete tab was quite similar, only with a drag-and-drop Files to Add box and a password command as well as function-specific controls. Interestingly, the program uses the spelling "Zip" on the Open icon and "ZIP" on the adjacent New Archive button; in any case, adding a new compressed archive was just as easy as unzipping files. CAM unZip even asked before overwriting existing archives, something we like to see. With software, it's not always best to do something and then seek permission! Clicking any zipped folder opened it in CAM unZip, since it was set as our default tool.

CAM unZip is free for personal use, though there's an ad banner along the bottom; a minor distraction at best. We'd like to see full context menu integration, though, for users who'd prefer not to use the program as their default compression tool. However, CAM unZip more than holds its own against comparable ZIP tools.

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    • 2 star: 3
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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD! CONTAINS MALWARE! CNET NOT 2B TRUSTED!"

    April 30, 2013  |   By MACpistol.com

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    NONE. I never got to try "cam unzip" for it's stated function because my time was eaten up dealing with all the malware it came with.

    Cons

    I had to spend an hour getting rid of all the adware that came with this malicious program. Let's see, after I downloaded and installed this program, I was immediately stuck with an unwanted search tab in my browser, that I could not immediately get rid of. It appeared because the "default tab" add on was installed onto my firefox browser ENTIRELY WITHOUT WARNING OR PERMISSION. "Default tab" was also installed as a program on my computer and had to be removed via control panel. Getting rid of "default tab" took care of the maliciously added tab and the maliciously added search provider also added without my permission in my browser's search providers section but then there was the "get savin" program which hijacked my computer, and was added as a program, BUT WHEN I TRIED TO REMOVE IT VIA CONTROL PANEL, MY COMPUTER WAS HIJACKED AND IT WAS UNREMOVABLE! Microsoft security essentials didn't find it. Only malwarebytes got rid of it. DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS!

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS MALICIOUS PROGRAM! CNET has sold us out and does not protect users.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "has 8 viruses in this download"

    March 11, 2013  |   By cowell1975

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    none, filled with a trojan called PUP

    Cons

    filled with 8 PUP trojans

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS, I had to use malware bytes because my computer immediately started popping up all kinds of screens and acting wierd, it gave me 8 PUP viruses

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It was just what I needed to complete an official form."

    October 23, 2011  |   By nonnox15

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    Installed easy, simple to use.

    Cons

    Some difficulty in placing the characters exactly where you want them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works great for me"

    August 3, 2011  |   By blingsupreme

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    easy to use, no problems

    Cons

    none I am aware of

    Summary

    great software

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works fine but I have not used extensively"

    January 17, 2011  |   By drpolitix

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    does the job

    Cons

    no problems found

    Summary

    successful so far as I have used it

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It is random cam and does not follow the choice"

    December 25, 2010  |   By shereef2010

    Version: CAM UnZip 4.5

    Pros

    this cam must differentiate between adults and non adults

    Cons

    I know no nothing ,it was by chance,visiting my website

    Summary

    it needs lot of improvements..like meeting the interests of users,.no violation and disturbance of other users

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