IZArc

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 226 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    2,136,571
  • Date Added:
    July 05, 2013
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    558
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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1 stars

"Forced adware/junkware is not free"

September 30, 2014  |  By ThrummyCap

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

Not a damn thing. Not only are you forced to add on some "BrowseSecure" nonsense if you also want this software, the window is laid out in a way to make this parasite REALLY easy to miss.

Cons

CNET doesn't understand what most sane people consider to be "Free" software. Time Limits till functionality dies, unwanted and unskippable hitchhickers... they don't cost money, but they sure ain't free.

Summary

Pick a solution that will work from day one to day 100000 and won't force you to screw up your browser settings and add-ons. C'mon CNET, you're better than this crap.

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1 stars

"No longer free from junkware"

July 24, 2014

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

The program itself is reliable and easy to use and until recently was my preferred compression software.

Cons

You can no longer install izarc without being required to install some kind of junkware. There used to be the ability the opt-out, but now you have to agree to pollute your PC with junk in order to use the software.

Summary

With other tools available such as 7-Zip that do not require you to install junkware, izarc has rendered itself irrelevant.

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1 stars

"they are liars!"

June 27, 2014  |  By ShaiNeSioM

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

It works...

Cons

On there site you can read "All products are 100% virus free and they don't contain any spyware or adware", but if you install it you have to agree with installing useless adware/malware/spyware and there is no option to install Izarc without this crap.

They call it a "special offer as a part of the software installation you also can get", but you have to agree with the installation to install Izarc. Dickheads!

Summary

Download 7-zip!

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1 stars

"SW good, but now required to load additional SPAM"

June 21, 2014  |  By mvonahnen

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

IzARC is a good program, but don't download it from here.

Cons

This particular title will not install without additional SPAMware. Don't download it from here.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF MALWARE - THIS IS BAD STUFF"

June 12, 2014  |  By pityadd

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

none because it won't let you install if you don't want Trovi's malware. Don't do it or you will have to scrub your computer.

Cons

Won't let you install if you don't want Trovi's malware.

Summary

WHY IS CNET supporting the distribution of malware? I come here for SAFE downloads, but CNET is giving infectious downloads now. ARGH.

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1 stars

"laden with viruses and addware"

June 07, 2014  |  By AlexABrooks

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

i hear its a good product

Cons

forses you to download search protect and many other programs as you agree to download it and you cant opt out

Summary

if theres a way to download the older versions from somwehere thats not their webcite that would be great because the older versions dont have the addware in them

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1 stars

"Automatic Virus is now included, BEWARE"

June 01, 2014  |  By kurtedward48

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

it used to be free, now it is a pain in the but with all of its crap-ware that is included. WHY?????

Cons

I don't like Download.com installer program either. GET RID OF IT!

Summary

I have used this program for years without any issues not the creators decided to force you to be infected with the Trovi search engine VIRUS, even when un-checking the installer, it still is installed. After running ADWcleaner the VIRUS came back. Now how does DOWNLOAD.com allow this kind of program to be available to its users. I will have second thought about ever downloading anything from this site again. STAY AWAY

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1 stars

"Loaded with malware"

May 24, 2014  |  By fwphillips

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

Used to be great.

Cons

Adware and junk that you can't opt out of and is very difficult to get rid of.

Summary

As others have stated, this used to be one of the best programs around. The new version, however, installs all kinds of garbage with no way to opt out during installation. The things that are installed root themselves deep in your system and it takes a great deal of time and frustration to actually get rid of them. Save yourself time and aggravation and find another program.

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1 stars

"this software maker has gone malicious"

March 29, 2014  |  By PeterPeilunZhu

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

used to be a fine freeware, but now don't use it

Cons

This so software used to be fine free one, but now the new version hangs during installation and installed adware that can't be uninstalled. along with a few removable ones.
It's worthless as a freeware by now.

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1 stars

"4.1.8 CONTAINS MALWARE AND BLOATWARE - 4.1.6 DOES NOT"

February 19, 2014  |  By Qualin74

 |  Version: IZArc 4.1.8

Pros

This is an excellent file archiver. Very easy to use, works with a wide variety of formats, extracts quickly and does exactly what it is supposed to do, provided that you install version 4.1.6 or older.

IZArc was written so well and it is so bug free that I donated $20 to the developer and complimented them on their hard work.

Cons

Versions 4.1.7 and 4.1.8 contain an installer which installs all kinds of extra crap which Sophos Anti-Virus triggers on. You cannot opt out, it will not install the product unless you opt in. This installer includes OpenCandy and SomotoBetterInstaller. These installers push out programs by a third party which can contain malware, such as password keyloggers, toolbars which can slow down your browser and hidden programs which run in the background which will violate your privacy.

So, please... do NOT download any version of IZArc newer than 4.1.6 and do NOT download the installer directly from the IZArc website. It simply isn't worth it.

Summary

Fantastic piece of software before they decided to let OpenCandy ruin it. The older versions work very well.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.8
Version 4.1.8 has fixed issue with extracting of empty files from 7-Zip archives and has updated UnRar library to version 5.0.4.
General
Publisher IZSoftware
Publisher web site http://www.izarc.org
Release Date July 04, 2013
Date Added July 05, 2013
Version 4.1.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name IZArcInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,136,571
Downloads Last Week 558
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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