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Key Details of ZIP Reader

  • Unzip ZIP archives and decrypt SecureZIP files
  • Last updated on 04/29/15
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This freeware ZIP-file extractor doesn't have much to offer most users, but you'll need it to open archives encrypted with PKWare products such as PKZIP or SecureZIP. ZIP Reader's interface couldn't be more laconic; you simply select which file to extract and where. You can also access the program by right-clicking an archive in Windows Explorer. ZIP Reader supports popular archive formats besides ZIP, including RAR, TAR, and GZIP. In our tests, however, it scrambled the names of files written in Cyrillic letters. If you need ZIP Reader, you probably already know it, and don't need convincing. But if you don't use PKWare software, you're probably better off with another, more full-featured utility.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.0

General

Release April 29, 2015
Date Added April 29, 2015
Version 14.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,214,732
Downloads Last Week 141
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Developer's Description

ZIP Reader is a free Windows utility that allows users to open files that have been compressed using SecureZIP or PKZIP--or any other ZIP product. ZIP Reader decrypts Secure ZIP files created by any PKWARE product, regardless of hardware platform. That means Windows users can access files encrypted and compressed on Windows, UNIX, Linux, iSeries, and zSeries systems. Simple to use with a slick auto launch feature--just double click on a ZIP file or drag-and-drop the ZIP file to the ZIP Reader icon. The file unzips automatically.