ExtractNow

ExtractNow

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 422 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,171,662
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,881
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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ExtractNow could use a bit of sprucing up. The dead-simple and cheetah-quick installation brings you to an expanse of white that sits on top of four buttons. That's it. It's not an interface that sells the feature set, but it's the feature set that users will be most interested in.

The program should appeal to users who handle a high volume of archives, because all it does is extract archive contents. The four buttons--Settings, History, Clear, and Extract--lay out the basics. Click Settings and a window pops up to entice you with options. From the boilerplate specials like Always on Top or Start with Windows to more detailed customizations such as delineating a default extraction directory, setting file extensions to ignore, and adjusting post-extraction behavior, ExtractNow gives users as much flexibility as possible when it comes to batch archive extractions. You can, for instance, set it to delete archives after their files have been extracted.

It is not an archiver, though, and won't be able to replace your favorite archiver. But if you're more about receiving than giving when it comes to ZIPs, RARs, and TARs, ExtractNow can save you a massive amount of time.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Couldn't get it to work in Windows 8"

October 11, 2014  |  By InsaneTXArtist

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Unknown. I installed it and it ran, but it did nothing when I tried to drag and drop files into it.

Cons

Apparently does not agree with Windows 8.

Summary

A waste of time to download.

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4 stars

"IT'S NOT MALWARE!!"

August 07, 2014  |  By Charles Carmichel

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

It's not malware!
It's fast and easy to use.

Cons

It can only extract files. It can't create them.

Summary

This is not malware. I downloaded this and received zero malware. If you don't believe me, then look it up on the other sites. Those who are slandering both this site and the product really need to get a life. Also, in the area I live in slander is against the law, and people have been fined for it.

This does come bundled with 4 PUPs, but they are optional. Just click "Decline," or "Skip," to prevent them from installing and doing something bad. Also, most free stuff has something similar. That's what makes it free. Even the famous 7zip has a PUP (and it's very annoying too).

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5 stars

"Fantastic program!"

May 08, 2014  |  By crazylarryusa

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

This program does everything I need it to.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

I have used this program for several years, it has never let me down.

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1 stars

"I used to trust cnet...not anymore...."

March 25, 2014  |  By crewanton

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

there are no pros

Cons

More than 700 infected files after download. You are asked if you want to install 2 programs, I declined both then the malwares install in the background.

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1 stars

"Thanks for the adware and malware Cnet"

February 07, 2014  |  By Solsearcher

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

None. If it comes with junk attached, it is also junk.

Cons

So much adware and malware.

Summary

Should have read user reviews before downloading.

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1 stars

"So much Malware"

February 07, 2014  |  By caffeinebump

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

Great software (once you have cleaned your whole system)

Cons

Installed Conduit, FilesFrog, and Shopup. Not sure I will ever get Conduit cleaned up, fml.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE

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1 stars

"Didn't work; lots of spyware and malware"

January 24, 2014  |  By domdomdom1980

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

Nothing. It's just plain worthless.

Cons

Installed tons of malware and spyware. lots of pop ups during install asking to install this 'special offer' and that 'special offer.' Declined them all yet it still installed them.

Summary

Was a complete mess. Nothing worked and it was full of useless garbage programs, registry hacks, browser hijacks and other programs. It install 95 separate malware programs.

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1 stars

"WARNING - MALWARE"

January 23, 2014  |  By brentseaver

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

used to be a good programme

Cons

Now installs malware - ads will take over your browser
Installs programmes that appear to monitor and steal passwords

Summary

DO NOT UPDATE. NOW INSTALLS MALWARE.

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1 stars

"1/4 STAR don't update"

January 23, 2014  |  By marnoldi

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.1

Pros

was a great program - now it is not updatable

Cons

everything - it wants to add programs i don't want, so i will not update

Summary

malicious update - don't update

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1 stars

"Forget it."

November 01, 2013  |  By JustRosy

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8

Pros

Can't give any as I couldn't install it because it wanted to force me to install some un-named malware. Obviously, I clicked "Cancel."

Cons

See above rant.

Summary

Don't bother.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7
Version 4.7 adds rename option to overwrite dialog.
General
Publisher Nathan Moinvaziri
Publisher web site http://www.extractnow.com/
Release Date August 21, 2012
Date Added August 22, 2012
Version 4.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5
Download Information
File Size 1.93MB
File Name extractnow.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,171,662
Downloads Last Week 2,881
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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