WinZip Self-Extractor

WinZip Self-Extractor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 249 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,837,243
  • Date Added:
    July 27, 2007
  • File Size:
    2.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    502
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Although it bears the WinZip name, WinZip Self-Extractor does not create ZIP files. Rather, it takes existing ZIP files and packages them as executable files that can unpack themselves.

Although the standard WinZip utility also lets you make self-extracting archives, WinZip Self-Extractor offers advanced features appropriate for software developers. If the source ZIP file is password-protected, WinZip Self-Extractor automatically creates a password-protected installer (AES is supported). The program includes various pop-up dialog options in its wizard, support for various command-line parameters, and the ability to run a command after the unzip operation completes.

It's easy to work with, but not a great substitute for a full-blown install maker.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 249 votes

    • 5 star 159
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 46
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4 stars

"It works OK"

June 13, 2014  |  By TerryMZM

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

It works OK

Cons

User interface

Summary

The user interface has needed work since this product was introduced. It still does. Despite the UI's attempts to thwart me, the program actually did what I needed it to do.
In all fairness, if I used a compress/decompress program more than once every couple of years, perhaps I could figure out what the cryptic symbols mean more easily.
And free is free, so no complaints.

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1 stars

"TROJAN HORSE BEWARE!!!!!!"

April 27, 2014  |  By chewingfoil

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

Didn't get past virus detecting software

Cons

Sure enough, trojan horse loaded, changed my home page and search engines...now I have to spend all day trying to scrub my damn hard drive!!!!! EFFING CNET--YOU HAVE LOST A CLIENT!!!!

Summary

Download if you want spyware, malware, trojan horses etc.

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1 stars

"I have not used this extractor yet."

May 27, 2013  |  By sasamson

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

convenient to download.

Cons

Watch out for accompanying junk you didn't ask for or expect. It took a lot of time to remove this stuff from my computer.

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1 stars

"Simply Avoid..."

March 26, 2013  |  By Kard____

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

I lost a lot of customers because of the wrong help file which contains an example which leads to a bug in the self extractor.
After I wrote to the support that it should be fixed they replied arrogantly that I have not tested the self extractor well.
The most annoying thing is that the fix for the bug is number one in the list of common problems.

Cons

Nothing...

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5 stars

"It was fine."

May 13, 2012  |  By SCD

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

I like 15.5 and had to download it again. I paid for it last year.

Cons

Had to download it again.

Summary

Every time I buy one, it updates. Bummer.

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2 stars

"You have to be tech savvy to use this...and I'm not."

April 02, 2012  |  By libraryspec

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

Easy download and that is just about all the pro I can think of

Cons

No help menu or instruction guide.

Summary

May be a very good program, but there were no instructions and it was a total experience in frustration.

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4 stars

"It didn't take long for me to get back to WinZip."

September 30, 2011  |  By geppy2

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

WinZip is the best self extracting software I have ever used.
WinZip is also the only software I want to use.

Cons

I have No cons neither does WinZip.

Summary

I have no idea why I gave it away to try another extractor.
Wont happen again I promise.

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5 stars

"cant get it to work"

January 28, 2011  |  By stevesberetta

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

none it wont work

Cons

sucks !!!!!!!!!!!

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4 stars

"Nicely did it's job"

December 22, 2010  |  By drynberg

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

quick and so far accurate

Cons

none noted

Summary

Nice, get it

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4 stars

"did not download"

December 17, 2010  |  By chasreed47

 |  Version: WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 build 8672

Pros

did not download

Cons

did not download

Summary

did not download

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 supports improved compression technology (PPMd) and advanced encryption (AES with 128- and 256-bit keys.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date July 27, 2007
Date Added July 27, 2007
Version 3.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.76MB
File Name wzipse40.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,837,243
Downloads Last Week 502
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $49.95

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