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  • Version:
    9.0 SR-1
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  • Date Added:
    June 10, 2005
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

The reigning top dog of the utility world gets some nice behind-the-scenes improvements while maintaining the familiar usability and interface that we've come to trust. WinZip is still king at creating ZIP archives, and this new version expands its kingdom on a number of fronts. New features include AES 128- and 256-bit encryption for tighter security, an improved compression algorithm that gives you better compression ratios, and new technologies that remove the size restrictions on ZIP archives. Other handy features include a user-friendly zipping wizard, a split archive function that converts even very large ZIP files into manageable sizes for easier e-mailing, span-disk capability for complete backups, integration with virus-protection software, and the ability to drop whole programs into one self-extracting archive.

Although this is the most compatible version to date, WinZip still relies on ZIP alone to archive your files. We would have liked to see support for RAR, ISO, and ACE archives. Overall, however, WinZip is a fantastic program, and the new features improve on what it does best. Whether you're an old pro or a new user, this is a must-have upgrade.

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    "Installs Malware!"

    October 16, 2014   |   By crm115

    Version: WinZip 9.0


    It will install something that unzips things


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


    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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    Full Specifications

    Publisher WinZip Computing
    Publisher web site
    Release Date June 10, 2005
    Date Added June 10, 2005
    Version 9.0 SR-1
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Compression
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 853.2KB
    File Name winzip185-cnet.exe
    Total Downloads 210,598,084
    Downloads Last Week 22,757
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $29

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