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  • 1.0 stars

    "In 2008 this was good, now it's malware bait"

    January 18, 2014  |   By MrGrok

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    The old versions work well

    Cons

    Malware laden, unable to avoid loading dodgy adware and the like while installing.

    Summary

    When this editor review was first made in 2008, IZarc was a great program with spyware. No longer the case.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do NOT install this program!"

    January 11, 2014  |   By Babs7759

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    I know of none because I am still busy dealing with the negative results to my laptop after installing.

    Cons

    Comes with a bunch of crap/extra software yu do NOT have the option of opting out of. I have spent the last two hours trying to clean malware off of my machine. I am VERY disappointed that CNet gives this a 5 star rating.

    Summary

    I use to automatically feel secure with a product rated 5 stars by CNet. I will proceed with much more caution in the future.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do Not Install!"

    December 31, 2013  |   By KarynRH

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    IZArc has been my zip utility of choice for several years. It has always been simple, versatile, and efficient.

    Cons

    The program now installs adware that you can't opt out of. Often, when you visit a website (seems like almost any website), the adware will display a "survey opportunity" which promises a free gift after completion. All it really gives you is a choice of three different ads where you will pay full price to receive your "gift." And no, adblockers and popup blockers don't work against it as it opens a new instance of your browser to display the "survey opportunity."

    Summary

    I would happily pay to use IZArc without the garbageware. I would shell out $50 for a clean program of IZArc's quality without blinking and consider it well worth the expense. No program is worth using, even for free, with the garbageware that IZArc now includes.

    I will now go pay some other company for their garbageware-free zip utility.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be perfect, now it's an infected mess!"

    December 13, 2013  |   By jgunnink2

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    Used to be a great free option for zip files, rar files, etc.

    Cons

    I just installed it yesterday on one of my other computers and it installed a bunch of tool bars, programs, etc. My avast and spybot were working overtime! I uninstalled everything, I did an avast repair, and now my computer wont start up. So I am backing up my harddrive just in case...NIGHTMARE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The core program is great, but no longer worth loading"

    December 4, 2013  |   By rschulze1

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    Excellent file compression program

    Cons

    Even when carefully replying to prompts to avoid crapware it installs a toolbar in every browser, changes home pages and more.

    Summary

    Not worth the hassles!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Virus laden, but not hard to fix"

    October 30, 2013  |   By Magicman0729

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    Best freeware Archive manager ever made.

    Cons

    Website's Installer from Ivan Zahariev installs 1 trojan and 1 or more search viruses.

    Summary

    Used to be a great tool but Ivo began packing in viruses with the installer. I have created a clean installer you can e-mail me for if you want a Clean installer (i4cuhere@gmail.com) this installer will only install the program and is tested clean from virustotal.

    https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/267463555a96b5b6ac7b846c0ea2e0641e889a97941066323bdc7f22600bef3b/analysis/1383201286/

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  • 1.0 stars

    "forcesyou to install spyware which hijacks your browser"

    October 29, 2013  |   By serzt

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    Nothing to mention. 7zip and winrar can already do anything to compress files.

    Cons

    this piece of crap is forcing you to install dozens of spy and virus machines to your computer, DON'T INSTALL IT!! Your browser is hijacked by dosearches. You can use YAC to remove it.

    Summary

    I can't believe this one has got such a high editor rating. I won't trust the editors here again!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete crap!"

    August 29, 2013  |   By elfnoire

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    Why the hell someone calls a crap like this free??
    is it really free?
    this piece of crap is forcing you to install dozens of spy and virus machines to your computer, DON'T INSTALL IT!!

    Cons

    Why the hell someone calls a crap like this free??
    is it really free?
    this piece of crap is forcing you to install dozens of spy and virus machines to your computer, DON'T INSTALL IT!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be good - now its not"

    August 20, 2013  |   By armadeon

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    none any more

    Cons

    The installer now gives you no option but to install Wajam (if you've ever had the misfortune to deal with this rubbish you'll know what I mean) plus a 'free toolbar' which says it gives you the option to not install - then installs it anyway.

    Izarc has gone from being a program I liked to one I will avoid from now on.

    Summary

    It's a shame to see a previously decent company completely sell out.

    Avoid this program or you will regret it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "If you like spyware.... do install Izarc 4.18"

    August 19, 2013  |   By Miomar

    Version: IZArc 4.1.8

    Pros

    IZzarc could have been a good program, however it installs spyware.

    Cons

    Despite Izarc is offering an option NOT installing a toolbar/musicware, it does ! As soon as you click OK, well ... big trouble
    My opinion: If you hate spyware ...do not install, as is is hard to remove...
    Why is the developer not mentioning this on his site???

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