CAM UnZip

CAM UnZip

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    586,200
  • Date Added:
    November 19, 2010
  • File Size:
    879.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    396
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 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 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 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 stars

"works great for me"

August 03, 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher CAM Development
Publisher web site http://www.camdevelopment.com/
Release Date November 19, 2010
Date Added November 19, 2010
Version 4.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 879.95KB
File Name cuz_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 586,200
Downloads Last Week 396
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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