What is JZip?
Jzip is one of those programs that look like they can really improve your everyday computer experience, but eventually they turn out to be a little bit nastier than expected. JZip falls into the potentially unwanted program category, and this means that the application is not malicious itself, but there is something about it that you would not like. For instance, the program could be associated with malevolent third parties, and inadvertently it could lead to specific computer security issues. Thus, if you find it that the application is not something you have been hoping for, it would be for the best to remove JZip right now.
Where does JZip come from?
Since the application is a potentially unwanted program, it employs more than just one distribution method. For instance, you can download the application from jzip.com. This is the official homepage of this program, and you can find out more about it by reading various sections on the page. Unlike with most of the adware applications, JZip has a working download button, and if you need a file compressor, this program looks like it could work just fine.
Unfortunately, it is also very common that JZip enters target systems when users expect it the least. For example, the application might be bundled with freeware, and when users install some freeware application, they do not realize that some other programs come with it as well. JZip might as well be one of those applications, too.
What does JZip do?
According to the official homepage, JZip is there to help you “create, open and extract Zip, TAR, GZip and 7-Zip” format files. It says that the application has no adware, no spyware, no pop-ups and no Trojans, and that is partially true. However, aside from performing its main function, the program always needs to cover its development cost somehow, so JZip displays third-party ads.
Although the promotional tagline says that the application is not associated with adware, it does have particular features that may be attributed to adware, too. The program will collect some sensitive information on your web browsing habits, and later on, this information will be used to create a stream of commercial ads related to your likes and preferences.
The biggest security concern, in this case, is that JZip can also share this information with affiliated third-parties. As a result, the data on your web browsing habits can spread around the web, and, while the program itself is not an adware application, the information could end up being exploited by such applications further on. If this continues, in the worst case scenario, this could result in a malware infection, and then you will really have to pay a lot to get rid of all the dangerous programs.
How do I remove JZip?
If you did not plan to have this application on your system, it is up to you to remove JZip today. You can uninstall the application via Control Panel, but our security specialists say that the program leaves a lot of junk files in the system after manual removal.
To take care of those files, you should run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool. At the same time, a computer security tool of your choice will safeguard your system against various threats in the future.
Manual JZip Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Right-click the Windows icon on the left corner of your taskbar.
- When the drop-down menu opens, click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove JZip.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove JZip.
- Press the Windows key and navigate to Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall JZip.
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