ExtractNow

ExtractNow

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 426 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,180,628
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,758
  • 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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Results 1–10 of 391

1 stars

"Good tool - too much adware"

March 30, 2015

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Good tool - useful for handling all types of archive and the less supported formats. Lite product and fast.

Cons

Used to be a good tool - but now it comes bundles with *so* much Ad-ware. One of the guys installed it without taking proper notice and within seconds the computer was full of stuff like 'BubbleDock' and 'BoBrowser'.

There was so much we just trashed the drive and re-installed from image.

Summary

It is very disappointing the developer has found it necessary to take the ad-ware route, which i suspect is for funding their work. I for one would happily have paid to use the tool which i often found very handy.

I will not use it anymore.

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1 stars

"CREATE a restore point b4 TRYing"

March 26, 2015  |  By PG13Guy

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Its powerful enough to NOT to let administrator the privilage to UnInstall it

Cons

Doesn't work ..I read last comment from Feb. and I STILL tried it- I'm a dummy
Its powerful enough to NOT to let administrator the privilage to UnInstall it

Summary

Don't be a dummy -- stay away ...luckily I had a restore point beforehand

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1 stars

"does not work (wish I could give it 0 )"

February 23, 2015  |  By Alduins Khajiit

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

none whatsoever

Cons

it doesn't ever find files within an archive

Summary

waste of time and a blocked intrusion by Malwarebytes

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1 stars

"Wish I could give it 0"

February 09, 2015  |  By jawso

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

None - didn't work on the SIT file I was given

Cons

Despite the advertiser shills writing positive review I had NO options upon installing a direct link (not the CNET installer). It didn't work and I went to uninstall it. AS SOON AS I DID I had 3 various pieces of adware/malware install on my computer. After trying to keep up with the spawning processes and installs going on I finally "killed it" only to discover over the next day that the damn program installed an crapware installer program and ad re-director called GlobalUpload. I am in IT and not some newb who didn't see a greyed out opt-out box. THIS HAS ADWARE/MALWARE IN IT DON'T DOWNLOAD IT

Summary

AVOID THIS PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS. Shame on CNET for hosting it.

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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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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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5
Download Information
File Size 1.93MB
File Name extractnow.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,180,628
Downloads Last Week 2,758
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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