WinZip

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1782 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.9334
  • Total Downloads:
    211,217,332
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (45-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    697.63KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,569
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1782 votes

    • 5 star 597
    • 4 star 602
    • 3 star 272
    • 2 star 106
    • 1 star 205
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1 stars

"Not Worth It!"

March 25, 2011  |  By sypond

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

None that I could find

Cons

It's not clear on how or where you.re zipping a file. Every time I zipped something the finished zip file was empty!
I couldn't get it to unzipped ANY zip file .

Summary

I wouldn't recommend this program for anyone.

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5 stars

"Great multipurpose tool"

March 24, 2011  |  By dicshea

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

Quick opening of *zip files and other uses for files and condensation for your computer and in sending them to other people.

Cons

Small learning curve

Summary

Great program that I have been using for years.

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4 stars

"need such a tool"

March 14, 2011  |  By siekwilcox

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

this is a must-have tool, since we always meet with compressed files in work.

Cons

there i see not anything hateful yet

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4 stars

"very easy to use"

March 10, 2011  |  By loel5017

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

solid software, ease of use.

Cons

no cons found

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2 stars

"Does the job but winrar is vastly superior."

March 10, 2011  |  By camacree

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

Used it quite a few times over the years. It's ok but nothing more.

Cons

This is a demo product. Save the download file if you want to use it beyond the trial period. I have removed the expired product and re-installed it for a new trial many times. I don't use it now as winrar (also a trial product), is much better.

Summary

Download winrar instead. I've heard reports that winzip records what you've used it on and sends this information back to it's owners (spyware!). I don't know if that's true or not. Some download site have instructions to avoid using winzip! It only handles zip files so it's very limited. Winrar handles multiple types. When Winrar expires you can still use it! Winzip 2/5 Winrar 4/5. It's a free world, it's your choice.

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1 stars

"Winzip Loose, Winrar Win , By a Mile"

March 02, 2011  |  By cmdai

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

Pretty Install button

Cons

if you got both winrar and winzip , you will never and i mean ever use winzip

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2 stars

"Well, it is WinZip"

February 27, 2011  |  By DH1

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

I've used -- and enjoyed -- WinZip for 10+ years.

Cons

It (version 15) ain't free anymore. (Trial period is 45 days but, seriously, how many times in a 45 day period does one use WinZip?)

Summary

So, now that we've all discovered it's not free anymore the questions are ... what older (free forever) version works with Win7 and where do we get it?

...A previous poster said to just uninstall and reinstall to re-start the free, trial period. Does that work and does it require a registry hack?

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1 stars

"Won't even let me download it....."

February 26, 2011  |  By Erobis

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

Everytime i try to download it just renews the page, what the ****..

Cons

1 small word.. HELP!

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4 stars

"in brief: Good"

February 23, 2011  |  By peter375tomkinson

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

Most of the time, I choose to use it. Assist me alot. worth having

Cons

worth having

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3 stars

"not impressed."

February 14, 2011  |  By chrisp62

 |  Version: WinZip 15.0.9334

Pros

if you can locate your file then it does the business.

Cons

it you suggest "open with zip file" it open the program and then you have to find the file rather then auto opening ?

Summary

could be more user friendly or just dosent like vista ?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.9334
This new build includes a brand new, high-performance zip engine, supporting multi-threading across multiple processors and/or multiple processor cores.
General
Publisher WinZip Computing
Publisher web site http://www.winzip.com/
Release Date December 02, 2010
Date Added December 07, 2010
Version 15.0.9334
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 697.63KB
File Name winzip19-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,217,332
Downloads Last Week 11,569
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $29.95

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