WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12
  • Total Downloads:
    210,620,966
  • Date Added:
    October 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    852KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,727
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Version 12 of this venerable archiving tool packs a couple of excellent new compression features and enhancements. The best new feature lets users compress JPEG images, known for being hard to reduce in size because of their already-compressed nature. We saw file-size gains of about 20 percent in JPEG-only archives.

Another new feature, Zip from Camera, lets you transfer and compress photos directly from your camera as long as the model is supported. This feature also worked flawlessly in our tests. The improved thumbnail view not only lets users view thumbnails of their archived images--but it also lets users browse images within ZIPs without having to extract files first.

Encryption features get more than a new coat of paint in this version, with customizable password requirements and enhancements for system administrators that let them determine how, if at all, encryption is enforced. AES is supported, with the option for both 128-bit and 256-bit security. Files and folders can also be renamed within a ZIP, and the new Smart View is content-sensitive, automatically choosing the Thumbnail view for images, for example. We like the flexible drag-and-drop support, allowing you to drag files to and from the interface, which will zip or unzip them automatically.

We also like the contextual menus that enable you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. Overall, WinZip is among the best compression programs available, providing all the features necessary to create easy backups, compress e-mail files, and manage downloaded files from the Internet.

 
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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 12
WinZip 12 adds new features for JPEG compression, the capability to ZIP files directly from a digital camera, an enhanced thumbnail view, a built-in image viewer, support for the LZMA compression method, customizable password policies, more encryption options, and other new features.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date October 23, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 12
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
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 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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