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  • 1.0 stars

    "Took over my computer"

    April 18, 2014  |   By icedrips

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    Good for work stuff as long as it's someone else's computer.

    Cons

    I downloaded the free version and it was an absolute nightmare. It downloaded some malware and viruses and I couldn't get it off of my computer. It refused to be removed. I had to call some tech guys I know to remove it. Winzip made my anti-virus software turn on and off. The six hours it took to remove it allowed 34 malicious items to enter my computer. I had to remove and reinstall my anti-virus software because it would not come back to life after the invasion. I saw the "blue screen of death" several times throughout the rest of the day. I can't imagine why people would spend money on this horror.

    Summary

    Buyer beware.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is an absolute RIP OFF. BEWARE: MALWARE. (TRUTH)."

    February 24, 2014  |   By aafreimann

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    This is supposed to be SHARE-WARE, as it's always been. It's malware that takes control of 100% of EVERYTHING on your computer, making it IMPOSSIBLE to un-install, trying to FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE IT (which, to me, means that it is CLEARLY not a good-enough product to merit honest purchases that are not STRONG-ARMED by the extorting creators/marketers. Shameful, disgusting, abhorrent unethical business practices make me SICK. Please do NOT make the mistake of downloading this, it will RUIN YOUR LIFE.

    Cons

    This is supposed to be SHARE-WARE, as it's always been. It's malware that takes control of 100% of EVERYTHING on your computer, making it IMPOSSIBLE to un-install, trying to FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE IT (which, to me, means that it is CLEARLY not a good-enough product to merit honest purchases that are not STRONG-ARMED by the extorting creators/marketers. Shameful, disgusting, abhorrent unethical business practices make me SICK. Please do NOT make the mistake of downloading this, it will RUIN YOUR LIFE.

    Summary

    This is supposed to be SHARE-WARE, as it's always been. It's malware that takes control of 100% of EVERYTHING on your computer, making it IMPOSSIBLE to un-install, trying to FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE IT (which, to me, means that it is CLEARLY not a good-enough product to merit honest purchases that are not STRONG-ARMED by the extorting creators/marketers. Shameful, disgusting, abhorrent unethical business practices make me SICK. Please do NOT make the mistake of downloading this, it will RUIN YOUR LIFE.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "good!good!good!"

    February 15, 2014  |   By ROBBY131313

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    good!good!good!

    Cons

    good!good!good!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good company gone bad"

    January 31, 2014  |   By fsarver

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    Use to be top of the line company. Now they are just after your money

    Cons

    This was once the top of line company and the goto for anything zip file related. But now it is using shady practices and tricks to try get money out of people. I will never install their products again and Cnet needs to put a warning on page about this stuff it trys to install. To many of the downloads on CNET try to install other useless or shady software on your pc. CNET should put a stop to this practice.

    Summary

    use to be great but it went to their head I guess. All they are after now is your money.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Ripoff - should be free"

    January 30, 2014  |  

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    None none none

    Cons

    $26 to unzip a file? That's more than I paid for the operating system.. Get 7zip, it's free and works better

    Summary

    An overpriced waste of money

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not Install it hijacks browser."

    January 30, 2014  |   By heimdal77

    Version: WinZip 18

    Pros

    There is no pros about this.

    Cons

    DO NOT INSTALL! This installs AVG secure search without giving a obvious means of opting out. Once on it is harder to remove than many spyware programs. Ended up having download a separate program just to get rid of it and removing it deleted all my bookmarks as it reset browsers to default. On top of that every time you start it up it switches around the buy now and try trial version buttons to try and get you to hit buy now.

    Summary

    This was once the top of line company and the goto for anything zip file related. But now it is using shady practices and tricks to try get money out of people. I will never install their products again and Cnet needs to put a warning on page about this stuff it trys to install.

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