WinZip

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0
  • Total Downloads:
    210,620,966
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2009
  • File Size:
    852KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,727
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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With version 14 of this venerable archiving tool, WinZip aims specifically at Windows 7 compliance and enhancements, and adds a few other new features, too. WinZip in Windows 7 gets extensive support for libraries, tools, and recent archives in the jumplist, previews in Windows Explorer for certain file types, and basic touch-screen support. Multitouch support is limited to rotating pictures previewed from WinZip archives.

WinZip 14 also includes minor security enhancements. New automatic wiping keeps confidential data secret by "shredding" the temporary file that WinZip creates by default whenever it opens an archive. The shredding uses U.S. Department of Defense standard DoD 5220.22-M. WinZip 14 now also supports the built-in AES encryption in Intel-based computers, speeding up the time it takes to encrypt an archive. This builds on the encryption overhaul from last year's version, which included customizable password requirements and enhancements for determining how, if at all, encryption would be enforced.

WinZip 14 retains its large feature set, including drag-and-drop support, content-sensitive previews. It has better JPEG compression that can see JPEG-only archives up to 20 percent smaller, Zip from Camera, and deep context menu support enables you to perform most of WinZip's functions on the fly. However, while installing you should keep an eye out for the Google Toolbar and the "WinZip Computing" that collects anonymous usage data; both are opt-out. Still, 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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  • Current Version

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"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0
WinZip 14 takes full advantage of new Windows 7 enhancements, further simplifying your work through its support of Windows 7 libraries, jump lists or gesture support on your touch screen PC. For better security, WinZip 14 introduces automatic wiping, which helps you to keep your confidential information confidential.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date November 24, 2009
Date Added October 14, 2009
Version 14.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
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 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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