What is Z-Zip?
You might think that installing Z-Zip was a good idea, but have you noticed that it does not actually work? This is because it does not function as a file archiver. Its developers promote it as one, but has more to do with online advertising than actually compressing and decompressing files. Its website states that “Z-Zip is the best alternative for decompressing your files.” However, our research says otherwise. Currently, there is no working sample of this program, but, regardless, it might still display commercial ads, among other things, on your computer’s screen. If you need more information about this archiver, than we kindly suggest reading this full article.
How does Z-Zip work?
You might get the impression that Z-Zip is on par with popular archivers, such as 7-Zip, PowerArchiver, WinRar, and others, but that is not true. Its website at Z-zip.net states that it supports a lot of formats, such as ISO, RAR, ZIP, and so on. However, there are no guarantees that it will actually work. You might not even get to see its user interface, so what good can come from a program such as this one? Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com took a close look at Z-Zip and their findings are really intriguing. It might display advertisements inside its interface. Not only that, but it can go so far as to generate pop-ups and open new tab windows while you are browsing. Obviously you got more than you bargained for. Therefore, it is only right to get rid of it entirely.
Where does Z-Zip come from?
According to Z-Zip’s website, it was developed by a software company called ElementSoft which is supposedly based in Guía de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Nothing else is known about this developer. We previously have not encountered other programs from this company, so it is anyone’s guess if it makes good programs. Whatever the case may be, Z-Zip is not a desirable program. Now let us talk about how this program is distributed.
First of all, Z-Zip has a dedicated promotional and download website at Z-zip.net, but it might also come bundled with other programs that are featured on free software hosting websites. We also want to warn you that this program’s installer located on its website contains bad toolbars and adware. So, you not only get this archiver but additional unreliable software as well.
How do I remove Z-Zip?
In conclusion, Z-Zip deserves to be labeled a potentially unwanted program, because its archiving ability is non-existent. Therefore, you ought to swap this unreliable program for an established file archiver that actually does what its developers promise it will do. The fact that it can display commercial ads inside its interface and on your browser makes this program undesirable. So, if you already have it, consider removing it. If you do not know how to uninstall a program, please use our removal guide provided below.
Z-Zip removal guide
- Press the Windows Key on you keyboard.
- Click Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Z-Zip among other programs and Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Press the Windows Key on your keyboard.
- Click Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
- Find the program and click the Remove button.
- Press the Windows Key+R.
- Type Control Panel in the dialog box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the undesirable archiver and click the Uninstall button.
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