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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download WinZip and get a free surprise!"

    October 11, 2013  |   By thisidistakenalready

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    Included FREE software

    Cons

    the Free software that came with my WinZip was a Trojan called PUP.Optional.OpenCandy

    Summary

    Fortunately, MalwareBytes found and removed it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Slow and not completely helpful"

    October 1, 2013  |   By SAZorro

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    Thorough scan of hard drive and attached external drives. Provides a thorough identification of files it wants to remove and allows individual selection of those files so you can opt to retain some files it would like to remove.

    Cons

    Missed the browser hijack that I originally downloaded it for and which it was supposed to resolve. Instead, it tried to remove portions of my Epson printer software and WOW. Make sure you review the list of files it identifies for removal.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "beware! hijacked my machine!"

    September 2, 2013  |   By mojo74u

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    none...it worked, but at a price!!!

    Cons

    I looked carefully for any "opt-out" selections...did not see anything that indicated it was going to install AVG Safe Search toolbar...this tool bar took over my machine, hid all items on my desktop, would not allow history search, etc.! I had to uninstall both programs (winzip) and do a roll-back to correct it all! (and, my browser is still having problems from this experience....

    Summary

    not worth the headache...use another program!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installed AVG Safe Search without an opt out."

    August 28, 2013  |   By userEric229

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    Is a file compressing program.

    Cons

    Hijacked my browsers with AVG Safe Search.

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 28, 2013

    I ran through the WinZip installer again and there is an opt out for AVG but it looks like it is greyed out. It tricked me. Be careful if you install this and don't want AVG toolbar, homepage and search engines in all of your browsers.

    Updated on Aug 28, 2013

    I ran through the WinZip installer again and there is an opt out for AVG but it looks like it is greyed out. It tricked me. Be careful if you install this and don't want AVG toolbar, homepage and search engines in all of your browsers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Slow, but still terrific"

    August 4, 2013  |   By jarhead2000

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    A wide range of features, a lot of them useful and not in other products.

    Cons

    VERY slow start up, 20 seconds at least. Much slower than winrar, which starts up in less then 5 seconds. [I have both]

    Summary

    Good, I guess.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Quality downgraded"

    June 3, 2013  |   By Gilbert_019243

    Version: WinZip 17.5

    Pros

    Still doing the same function and added more features.

    Cons

    Became slower and complicated unlike before

    Summary

    I will change to a faster and easier to use zip rar

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Biggest Upgrade in years"

    April 18, 2013  |   By sequaj

    Version: WinZip 17.0

    Pros

    -Faster zip/unzip (many more recent benchmarks now make us the fastest of all compression packages)
    -Unzips all kinds of compression formats, including RAR, TAR and 7z
    -Practical Cloud connections (box, dropbox, skydrive, google Drive)
    -Convenient file converters (PDF, photo resize, watermarks)
    -Oversize file delivery over email

    Cons

    None come to mind.

    Summary

    Note that I'm biased since I work for WinZip, but I do invite download.com visitors to download version 17 and try it out, particularly for secure file sharing. There are some pretty dramatic changes under the hood and in the UI.

    Kind regards,

    JacquesAtWinzip.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The worst company out there"

    April 4, 2013  |   By falcondagger

    Version: WinZip 17.0

    Pros

    I wont buy it again

    Cons

    I have used WinZip for more than 10 years now. I recently decided to upgrade and bought the latest version. When I tried to install it, it asked for the Activation Code and I entered the one that I was given. Well that didn't work, Not authorized! Several Months later (I forgot I bought it previously) I bought it again. Do I need to tell you what happened? This software and company has went from being a great peice of software and company to a (word that CNET wont let me say here, but ends with @#it. Look at all the other bad reviews here and elsewhere. Dont waste your money and use the zip the comes with windows or buy another companies software.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time or money!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Brought my computer to its knees"

    February 1, 2013  |   By MrRefractor

    Version: WinZip 17.0

    Pros

    I can think of none.

    Cons

    My formerly fast computer ground to a halt upon installing this malware. I believe the AVG toolbar buried in the EULA was the culprit. I spent hours trying to uninstall it. In the end I chose a restore point, which is why I am able to write this email at all.

    Summary

    I had purchased Winsip years ago, and it was a useful utility back then. The current rendition is a virus. I cannot get back the hours I spent ridding my life of this, but you can turn back before it is too late.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "think too loaded this now"

    January 23, 2013  |   By downloadptg

    Version: WinZip 17.0

    Pros

    always great to use winzip
    good new features but

    Cons

    a little slow now maybe too many features

    Summary

    overall good but could have option like winrar
    - recovery record
    - shd work as fast it did in earlier versions

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