WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.5
  • Total Downloads:
    210,620,966
  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2014
  • File Size:
    852KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,727
  • 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 18.5
  • Share zipped files by IM: Choose from even more sharing options with support for several instant messaging services, including Facebook Messaging, Google Talk/Google+ Hangouts, Yahoo! Messenger and Jabber. Combining WinZip's legendary compression and encryption with the ease of instant messaging gives you high-speed sharing without compromising security.
  • ZipShare: Get direct access to the new ZipShare file sharing service. This powerful web app makes sharing large files easy no matter where you are or what device you're using. Access your ZipShare account directly from within WinZip 18.5. Connect to your cloud accounts and easily share compressed files via email. Zip and share any type of file along with a message to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Send files up to 50MB free using ZipShare or move up to ZipShare Pro to send up to 2GB.
  • Streamlined cloud file sharing: Extended cloud features give you more power to manage files and folders on your cloud storage services. See all your cloud files in a single view, even if they are saved on various services. New in this release, download, share, move, rename, unzip and delete files or folders on your cloud services, all from within WinZip.
  • Easier than ever: The new look and feel of WinZip 18.5 includes easier access to popular features. Working with cloud services is simpler, FTP is now grouped with cloud services for streamlined access, and adding files to your zip is faster with local and cloud files combined in one list.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date January 20, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 18.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 852KB
File Name winzip18_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 210,620,966
Downloads Last Week 22,727
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $29.95

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