WinZip

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1770 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.0 SR-1
File Size:
853.2KB
Date Added:
June 10, 2005
Price:
Free to try; $29.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
210,499,136
Downloads Last Week:
25,200
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/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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    3.7

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    • 4 star: 602
    • 3 star: 271
    • 2 star: 105
    • 1 star: 199
  • Current Version:

    3.4

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 16
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 4
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    "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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