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IZArc

CNET Editors' review

IZArc modestly bills itself as the ultimate archiving utility--we're not so sure about that "ultimate" bit. Nevertheless, IZArc is definitely one of the best archiving utilities out there. Compatible with a huge number of archive formats, all the major are represented, as well as 7z (from 7-Zip), ISO, BH (Black Hole), and TAR, among others. It can create archives for many of the formats it can read, too, including 7z and TAR. It doesn't, however, create GZ archives.

IZArc supports archive encryption as well. AES 128-, 192-, and 256-bit encoding and PKZip 2.0 both are available. The app offers a reasonable range of context-menu options in Explorer, although not as many as some of its competitors. The user interface is more similar to WinZip's than some other alternative archivers, with big, obnoxiously colored icons making it clear to everybody and their dog just which buttons do what--not that that's a bad thing. Overall, IZArc is an excellent example of a third-party publisher supporting multiple formats and options under one roof--but it's not the only option out there.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 218 votes

    • 5 star: 103
    • 4 star: 57
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 42
  • Current version:

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    • 3 star: 2
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Needs work"

    April 27, 2012  |   By Mongrel333

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    Open archives... barely.

    Cons

    Very buggy. Does not deliver on description. Did not repair a damaged archive. Does not recover passwords.

    Summary

    Very buggy on Vista-64 8gig and quad core.

    Updated on Apr 27, 2012

    * * * DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GARBAGE! VIRUS LIKE BEHAVIOR! It failed to work properly, then after uninstalling, I found out that my installation of WinRar was deleted! It also installed some other garbage called Opencandy!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best"

    February 2, 2012  |   By Poul75

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    A solid tool without frills.

    Cons

    none really

    Summary

    Lightweigt, free, no ads and does everything I need wery well - Perfect. Thank you!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply perfect"

    January 3, 2012  |   By recharged01

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    Does everything I need it to do. Makes zip files in a pinch. Unrars smoothly. Opens split files effortlessly. Perfect program for the perfect price!

    Cons

    Absolutely NONE.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly for my needs! Great product, thanks!"

    September 20, 2011  |   By pasqualejr

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    IZArc unpacks Zipped and RAR files without a hitch.
    I do very little archiving so I just needed a basic tool that will do the job.
    IZArc works perfectly for my needs.

    Cons

    No cons here.
    I'm no expert on this stuff but, for my needs, it's all good.

    Summary

    Like I said, I do very little archiving and basically need a program that unpacks archive files.
    This works perfectly for me.
    I purchased W**Z** maybe 12 years ago and at that time the upgrades were free for life. Well that ended around version 9 or so.
    When I upgraded and entered my ID number, they said it was not valid for new upgrades anymore and they told me I have to purchase a new license to validate the full version of the new software.
    I was pretty disappointed with them and so I reverted back to the old version with my valid old ID.
    After a while I found IZArc, WOW, a free program that does everything my version of W**Z** can do and MORE, so I'm sticking with it.
    It works, it's free, and for me that beats the snot out of W**Z**!
    By the way, W**Z** will give you a free license if you purchase something from one of their sponsors. "Buy 1 - Get 1 Fee". Hah.
    No thanks W**Z**, I'm not blonde. I'll just forget about the "Buy 1" part and I'll just Get IZArc Free!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program 2 Bad it's bundled with OpenCandy"

    September 4, 2011  |   By Nocturnallunacy

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    I got this program before whoever CNET? bundled it with OpenCandy and it opened everything I wanted. Even opened files that weren't meant to be opened by an extractor lol. Great Program if it's not bundled with OpenCandy.

    Cons

    It's bundled with known Adware OpenCandy. OpenCandy is a bundling software used by some software producers. It would be useful if OpenCandy didn't download Ads which aren't necessarily dangerous for your pc. But annoying. "Try this.." that crap.

    Summary

    If you do decide to download this program disable your antivirus antimalware/adware programs because OpenCandy will set off alarms. Once downloaded if you have the know how you could open the exe file in an editing software (I'm not saying which one cuz you should be an advanced user to do this) but only if the exe is a coded file and not an archive. If it's an archive then you wouldn't be able to open it cuz you have to extractor. If you could extract the files from it then you don't need this program lol.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This software title was pre-installed on my computer."

    June 27, 2011  |   By mikolsetx

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    It seems adequate for archiving.

    Cons

    Somewhat inflexible, simply basic functionality.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "contains 'virus'"

    June 21, 2011  |   By ZunigaDaf

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    Very satisfied for years by its functioning

    Cons

    ESET online scanner says it contains virus OpenCandy and puts it in quarentaine/deletes it. Hard to determine possible harm by this virus. Must admit it is in the license agreement, but still....

    Summary

    I don't like to use software that triggers anti-virus...

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  • 3.0 stars

    "ISO-file didn't extract"

    March 16, 2011  |   By vleesbouillon

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    -Better interface than 7-zip
    -Had a function to restore to associate zip with the default windows extractor, when it was uninstalled.

    Cons

    -It couldn't see all files of my ISO-file when I extracted it. I downloaded 7-zip too, it worked.
    -You can't change the associate filetypes once installed. The part of the window where you have to select the wanted associated filetypes remains grey.

    Summary

    Probably other archives work well, so I won't give it a bad rating.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Software"

    March 15, 2011  |   By maddagan

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    Fast, easy to set up and use.

    Cons

    It is a little slow when opening extremely large files

    Summary

    Overall, this is a great product. People swear by WinRar but I have tried both and I really like IZArc best. The only difference I could tell was that WinRar handled extremely large files a bit faster. I'm talking over 200MB files. IZArc has no nag screens, no spy or adware. And you can't beat the price.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I now have IZArc 4.1.6"

    March 10, 2011  |   By Herbert Seibt

    Version: IZArc 4.1.6

    Pros

    I don't have used this latest version

    Cons

    I don't lik upgrade in så short intervals

    Summary

    Please ask next time a simple question: Do you have used our latest version? (Yes/No)

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