Hamster Free Zip Archiver

Hamster Free Zip Archiver

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 148 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.0.7
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
February 09, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
3,662,003
Downloads Last Week:
11
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 148 votes

    • 5 star: 64
    • 4 star: 43
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 38
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  • 1 stars

    "Absolute Fugging Peas of Schitt Software"

    April 16, 2013   |   By strychnine66

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None. Waste of fvcking time

    Cons

    Malware and Russian Pop Ups

    Summary

    CNET ought to have their balls torn off for recommending this

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not download - Malware!"

    April 14, 2013   |   By _fae

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None - This software should NOT have a five star editor rating

    Cons

    Trojan laden crap

    Summary

    I downloaded this because of the five star rating on cnet. Saw that the user rating was four stars and figured it probably was a decent piece of software. I used it for awhile and generally liked it, then saw there was an update. When I ran the update, boom--my computer suddenly had pop up windows in Russian all over the place. Was able to use AVG, malwarebytes, ccleaner, and a system restore to get rid of it.

    I wish I'd read the user reviews rather than just trusting cnet on the recommendation. I partially blame myself for not being more thorough, and I'd like to help others avoid that. I only registered here to give this software a half star so that the user rating will drop more and hopefully cause more people to take a closer look before hitting download.

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  • 1 stars

    "This is infected, so is their official site"

    April 10, 2013   |   By rally4893

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Older version of archiver was great. Wanted another newer version for another computer

    Cons

    This version is infected!!
    So is the one from Hamstersoft.com

    Summary

    I actually d/l'd from Hamstersoft.com and a popup dialog box came up in Russian!

    ctl-alt-del, start task manager, went to processes and killed the Hamster image name. Infection halted.

    Can't believe Cnet didn't screen this. Caveat emptor.

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  • 1 stars

    "Livid at C/NET for allowing TROJAN laden software"

    April 07, 2013   |   By helpfulone1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Proud of myself for figuring out HOW to remove this this crap software in under two hours (hint - manually find the file and remove everything. There is trojan DLL that can be removed if you kill the hamster soft app in the task manager)

    Cons

    Used hamstersoft and liked it for over a year.
    Was stumped to see russian language and russian malware on my pc.
    Zeroed in that it happened after latest update.
    Disgusted by the losers on Hamstersoft's Facebook page.
    Theyre playing dumb when poor helpless people inquire why their computers are infected.

    Summary

    I am contacting CBS Interactive's legAL department (they own c/net now)
    I suggest other users do the same since no one is checking this board.
    For shame CBS.
    General Counsel
    CBS Interactive Inc.
    235 Second Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Email: designatedagent@cbs.com
    Telephone: 415-344-2000
    Fax: 415-344-1203

    If you have a complaint regarding the Services, you also may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

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  • 1 stars

    "Download infected with Russian trojans"

    March 31, 2013   |   By Techzenaddict

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It Dowloaded

    Cons

    Infected Google Chrome, Internet explorer, Windows Registry. AVG and Malware was able to Quarentine the majority of it.

    Summary

    would avoid this download.

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  • 1 stars

    "Avoid like the plague!"

    March 29, 2013   |   By bioagriculture

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Easy to download.

    Cons

    Very aggressive malware files piggy back on this program. I had two days of computer headaches after downloading hamster. "GetSavin" and one other ad type plugin attached themselves to my firefox browser which made an important website for me stop working, AND GetSavin adds popups and inline adds to your searches. Not cool. Furthermore, an online backup program worms its way in and harasses you to sign up. I couldn't uninstall these programs fast enough.

    Summary

    Use 7-zip if you want an open source zip program without all the junk.

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  • 1 stars

    "Based on Previous users ..."

    March 13, 2013   |   By Tamantha_Smart

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Nothing I can see based on previous users

    Cons

    Malware - Trojans - etc

    Summary

    Thanks for the warnings - think i'll skip this free zip. Any recommendations that do not contain malware trojans etc?

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  • 1 stars

    "FILE IS FULL OF MALWARE. AVOID!!!!"

    March 10, 2013   |   By CloudRunner43

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I was able to unintsall it...with a lot of effort.

    Cons

    1. Installs all sorts of malware, including: a) a toolbar; b) a program to prevent search provider changes ; c) replaced Google splash screen with ads wanting me to check my <choice of car insurance, public records, etc>.

    2. Hamster itself never did extract the file from the .zip compression I tried it with.

    3. Took 3 hours and a complete rework of my Windows 7 system to eliminate the garbage this abortion placed on my system.

    Summary

    I'm REALLY disappointed in CNet in not addressing the issues in this file, especially given the constantly bad reviews (wish I had read them instead of downloading from a "trusted" site where the reviews were listed as 5 stars and it had large download counts).

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not work with my computer."

    February 19, 2013   |   By luke1942

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I did unstalled it

    Cons

    I did not like it

    Summary

    Did not work with my formate of computer and has alots of extra popup to my system.

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  • 1 stars

    "This download contained viruses!!!"

    February 18, 2013   |   By Pauley1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I can't give any since it contained viruses and I didn't use it at all.

    Cons

    Caused me only problems. My virus checker picked up 2 viruses that came in from this software, luckily, and quarantined them but the darn thing embedded and changed so much with my browsers, I had to uninstall Hamster and everything it brought with it during it's installation and totally clean everything to get back running properly.

    Summary

    Not only do I not recommend it, I'm so glad I've been given the opportunity here to let you know what happened to me so as to not let it happen to anyone else!

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