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WinZip Review

Fernando Ortega
One of the most popular file compression utilities with encryption and support for ZIP, RAR and other archives
A review of WinZip by Fernando Ortega

The most popular Zip utility is powerful and easy-to-use. WinZip zips and unzips files quickly to save disk space and reduce email transmission time. WinZip integrates with Windows seamlessly, opens RAR, 7Z and other file types, features AES encryption to keep files secure, Explorer-style view, and now offers lossless JPEG compression and other photo management capabilities. Choose Standard or Pro, with CD/DVD burning and automated data backup.

WinZip is one of the original Windows-based ZIP archivers available on Windows and has been around for much longer than much of the competition. It features integration with Windows Explorer, support for tons of different compression formats and includes support for AES encryption, a method to keep things secure.

With WinZip, it is also possible to password-protect archives, making it difficult or almost impossible for prying eyes to access files inside the archive . When choosing a password for a ZIP file with WinZip, it is important to make sure you choose a password that is more-or-less secure from guessing, avoid using common words and mix up letter and numbers so that popular ZIP password finders and crackers are unable to make unlimited guesses on what the password may be.

Apart from password protecting, WinZip features two different versions both available as a trial download. They are the Standard and Professional editions. WinZip also supports CD and DVD burning and automated backup.

While you can test WinZip, freeware this is not. A fully functional trial version is available and recommended. WinZip is, of course, the world's most popular compression software.

WinZip can create 7Z archives and create ZIP files.

WinZip features and highlights:
  • Zip and unzip files instantly with an ultra-fast zip engine
  • Protect files by encrypting them as you zip
  • Zip and email files in one easy step
  • Back up and archive your data automatically
  • Send large files fast using ZipSend file delivery web service
  • Share files on Facebook with ZipShare Facebook service
  • Tap into your PCs full zipping power with enhanced support for AMD processors

WinZip is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from file archivers and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 21 days). The WinZip 22.5.13114 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This archive creator software is filed under:
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  • Major release: WinZip 22.5

Compatibility with this archive creator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of WinZip may be available from WinZip Computing.

WinZip has been picked by our editors as very good.
We have tested WinZip 22.5.13114 against malware with several different programs. Please review the test results. We have not certified this program as clean. [Read more]

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