WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1774 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    19
  • Total Downloads:
    210,650,581
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    859.95KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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WinZip has long been a go-to ZIP tool, so we were keen to try the all-new WinZip 18. It's much more than a cosmetic upgrade: A new compression engine zips, splits, and joins files faster than legacy versions, though of course WinZip still handles virtually any archive file type. It converts files to PDFs, adds watermarks, resizes photos, manages archives, and protects files with 128/256 bit encryption. Improved cloud navigation smoothly integrates WinZip with many more cloud services, including Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Cloud Links adds links to files via e-mail, IM, and social media. WinZip Express Add-Ons let you access many WinZip features directly from Outlook and other programs (These cost extra, though WinZip Express for Explorer was free with our download!). The full version of WinZip 18 (64-bit) is free to try for 21 days.

WinZip 18 installed over our existing program, though we had to choose between the new compression standard (better performance) and the default option, legacy compression (wide compatibility with large archives) -- though of course you're not limited to one or the other. Other setup options include themes and file associations. Setup finished with a Quick Start guide covering many of WinZip 18's new features, such as the Office-style Ribbon toolbar that accesses cloud-based resources directly (you can choose the old style interface and menus from WinZip's extensive Settings). We tried WinZip 18's new algorithm, which definitely feels fast and did a good job even with hard-to-squeeze media files. We really wanted to try WinZip 18's cloud features, though. We clicked "Save to Cloud" and then selected Dropbox from the list and then signed in. After that, we could access our Dropbox folders directly from WinZip. WinZip's Photos tool can integrate with your digital camera, too. WinZip Express for Explorer adds a QUICK-ZIP option to WinZip's extensive context menus. Help buttons are everywhere.

WinZip 18's improved engine and enhanced cloud services take a reliable, old favorite to a new level, and 64-bit integration will help keep it there. It's hard to get excited about a ZIP tool, but WinZip 18 just thrills us with its impressive features and ease of use.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of WinZip (64-bit) 18. The trial version is fully functional for 21 days.

 
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1 stars

"Beware Adware and Malware"

October 19, 2014  |  By ajondyh

 |  Version: WinZip 18.5

Pros

None. Negatives out weigh any positives

Cons

Good product now ruined by infesting your computer with Adware and Malware

Summary

Don't download, use something else!

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1 stars

"Installs Malware!"

October 16, 2014  |  By crm115

 |  Version: WinZip 9.0

Pros

It will install something that unzips things

Cons

It will also install Malware. It installs a browser hijacker called Astromenda.

Summary

Don't install this. It installs malware. If you want any more proof of the shadiness of this download, look at the positive reviews. Some of them are just copy and paste jobs presumably from one person lazily submitting multiple reviews.

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5 stars

"This software helps me as much as I want."

October 14, 2014  |  By ArensPoet

 |  Version: WinZip 18.5

Pros

Used the program for over a year with no problems.

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"This software helps me as much as I want."

October 13, 2014  |  By PenneyHusky

 |  Version: WinZip 18.5

Pros

Used the program for over a year with no problems.

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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1 stars

"BEWARE - installs malware!"

September 10, 2014  |  By billyr2

 |  Version: WinZip 18.5

Pros

Can unzip files.....

Cons

But at the expense of loading you up with malware like Astromenda that hijacks your browser home page and search bar.

Summary

Winzip used to be good - USED TO. Now they bundle their software with malware. I downloaded it a few days ago and it installed Astromenda on to my PC, hijacking my browser home page and search bar. Never again WinZip. Stay clear folks - there are plenty of other options out there.

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3 stars

"Don't use it"

August 15, 2014  |  By ajgbali

 |  Version: WinZip 18

Pros

It does actually unzip files... It seems to do a whole lot of other stuff to, but that's not what I needed it for....

Cons

1. Slowed computer to a crawl.
2. Installed adware, despite my care during installation.
3. Turned off AVG antivirus

Summary

The slowness made the program unusable and the adware and antivirus disruption makes me completely mistrust it.
CNET - condoning programs that act like this with no mention of the cons makes me lose trust in your recommendations too. Are you so confident in your usefulness that you're just not bothered anymore?

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5 stars

"Love this product"

July 28, 2014  |  By rsugianto

 |  Version: WinZip 18

Pros

Simple yet powerfull

Cons

Perfectly what I need.. No cons!

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5 stars

"Still the best"

June 10, 2014  |  By Intranet_Manager

 |  Version: WinZip 18

Pros

Its fast
Its easy
It just works

Cons

costs money

Summary

I have been using winzip foreer, and still use it.

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1 stars

"I just cant get along with this"

June 05, 2014  |  By cuzzy1

 |  Version: WinZip 18

Pros

I just cant get along with this

Cons

I just cant get along with this

Summary

I just cant get along with this

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2 stars

"Overpriced & Bloated"

May 19, 2014  |  By NJPete61

 |  Version: WinZip 18

Pros

One of the very first windows based file archiving tools, can un-compress many archive formats.

Cons

This has become bloated & over priced.

Summary

7-zip (7-zip.org) is an outstanding "Open Source" (free) alternative, that works great.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 19
  • Easier zipping: Built-in local and cloud file management means it is easy to browse and select the files you want without leaving WinZip. Touch support puts the power of WinZip at your fingertips on any touch-enabled device or computer. WinZip 19 is also optimized for 2-in-1 computers, switching its layout automatically depending on whether you are using your system in tablet or notebook mode.
  • Rich file management: Save time with the easy-to-access file management features built into the new WinZip 19 interface. Copy, move, rename and delete local and cloud files with ease. Open, edit and print local files. Plus, see how much space your devices and cloud services have available. Do all this and more without having to leave WinZip.
  • Change the interface to suit your task: Easily change the WinZip 19 interface to hide or show the features you need. WinZip 19 displays zipping features by default, but you can easily switch to the file management pane when you want to work with your files. Like the WinZip you know? Just click to use the familiar ribbon.
  • Easily find the features you need: WinZip is more dynamic than ever with the new context-sensitive action pane that changes to display the right tools for the job. When you are zipping files, for example, Save and Share options appear automatically, so you can quickly select the destinations for your zip.
  • More flexible file conversion: Whether you are converting to PDF, resizing photos, adding watermarks or encrypting, you can select or change settings before, during or after you have created your zip. Plus, WinZip lets you choose whether the changes are applied to all the files in your zip or only to the individual files you have selected.
  • Streamlined sharing: Get easy access to all your sharing options in the new WinZip interface to quickly share by email, your clouds, instant messaging services or popular social sites.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date October 28, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 19
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 859.95KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,650,581
Downloads Last Week 22,412
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $29.95

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