IzArc

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 230 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    2,142,194
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    740
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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IzArc opens compressed files as well as creating new archives or adding to existing ones, all through a smooth interface. It can open most kinds of archived files, and it offers quite a few options in terms of output formats as well.

Pros

Configuration options: When you set up IzArc, you can choose which types of compressed files it will automatically be associated with. You can also choose to convert from one archive format to another, encrypt and decrypt archived files, and choose the level of compression you prefer when creating a new archive.

Drag and drop: Files are easily added to this app via drag and drop. You can use this mechanism to create a new archive or to open an existing one, even if the file type isn't one of those you've selected to be associated with the app automatically.

Cons

Creation limitations: While IzArc can open a huge list of archive file types, it can only create archives in 11 different formats. These do include most of the majors, though, like 7-ZIP, TAR, YZ1, BGA, and BZIP2.

Bottom Line

IzArc is a nice, free alternative to some of the better known archiving apps. Because it does support so many file types, you don't have to worry about not being able to open the files you receive, no matter where they're coming from. If you need to create archives in a particular format, you'll want to check to see if the software supports it. But for most users, the options provided in this app are more than sufficient.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.0

    out of 27 votes

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    • 1 star 27
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 230 votes

    • 5 star 103
    • 4 star 57
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 54
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1 stars

"TOTAL ********"

November 22, 2014  |  By apalmer59

 |  Version: IzArc 4.1.8

Pros

It *WAS* a good archive program

Cons

ABSOLUTELY JUST A BUNCH OF SPYWARE, DON'T DOWNLOAD IT!!!

Summary

It took me more than half an hour to locate and remove all the **** it installed around my system!!! CNET MUST REMOVE IT IMMEDIATELY!!!!

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1 stars

"F'in virus"

November 20, 2014  |  By hypnotikk

 |  Version: IzArc 4.1.8

Pros

**** there are none

Cons

Virus! Malware! Spyware! Junk! Why did I trust cnet???

Summary

Delete this asap and clean out your pc as best as you can!

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1 stars

"DANGEROUS!!!"

November 18, 2014  |  By gjmiller138

 |  Version: IzArc 4.1.8

Pros

No Pros with this program

Cons

Lots of unwanted junk and ended up with a trojan virus

Summary

CNET SHOULD TAKE THIS OFF THE SITE

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1 stars

"Was a great program. Now total garbage!"

November 16, 2014  |  By osama.bedead

 |  Version: IzArc 4.1.8

Pros

Can be uninstalled, I hope?

Cons

Without warning it installs half a dozen other spyware, malware programs after telling you it is virus free!

Summary

I've used this program for many years. It was my go to program for all archives. Great program. Got a new computer and went to install the latest version. It immediately took over my computer and installed half a dozen spyware, malware programs. DO NOT INSTALL THIS WITHOUT A GOOD BACKUP!!!

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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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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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name IZArcInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,142,194
Downloads Last Week 740
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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