Hamster Free Zip Archiver

Hamster Free Zip Archiver

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 148 votes

Quick Specs

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

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Results 1–10 of 148

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.0.7
Version 1.1.0.7 improves GUI.
General
Publisher Hamstersoft
Publisher web site http://www.hamstersoft.com
Release Date February 01, 2011
Date Added February 09, 2011
Version 1.1.0.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,662,003
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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