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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: No
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Program Files\ WinZip\ winzip.exe
  • Uses Network:No
  • Uses Internet:No

The zip format is the most popular compression format used in the Windows environment. Zip files compress data in a way that saves time and space, thus making downloading software and transferring email attachments faster.

To store data and access the same data in a zip file, a compression utility such as WinZip is needed. The winzip.exe process opens WinZip. It creates a new zip file by executing the WinZip Wizard mode. The WinZip Wizard mode does not open by default. It has a wizard button located in the toolbar that should be clicked in order to initialize. The dialog box that it displays will guide you through the entire zipping process.

The winzip.exe application has a classic interface that offers many advanced features not available in the WinZip Wizard. The classic interface can be used to split large ZIP files into smaller parts to overcome email and other size limits. It can view, extract and run individual files in a zip file and remove files from an existing zip file. The winzip.exe process also has the ability to encrypt confidential files so that they cant be used without passwords.

Because of its popularity, the winzip.exe application has an advantage over other compression and archive utilities such as RAR. Thus, if you are going to send an archive over the Internet, it may be highly possible for your recipient to have the winzip.exe program to extract the contents of the archive. Furthermore, this program creates zip files faster than RAR.

The new version of the winzip.exe file introduced features built on the solid foundation established with the older version of WinZip. The new best compression feature allows you to let the winzip.exe program decide the best compression method for each file based on the file type. This ensures you of the capacity to maximize the compression of every file that you add to your zip file. In line with this, WAV data can be compressed via the winzip.exe process without reducing the overall quality and integrity of the audio files. It also supports two additional compression methods within the zip file format, which are the PPMD and BZIP2.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.