Kiana asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

7 zip : Is it 100% safe? No viruses? Free? Whats the catch?

:) THANKS!

Update:

where would I download it? I want it for .zip files so I can unzip them

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  • 1 decade ago
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    HI,

    "YES" 7-Zip is the fastest and best file compressor of any of the main sources and can also compress photo's as well.

    links to download

    7-Zip 4.65

    2009-02-03 Type Windows Description

    Download .exe 32-bit

    http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

    P.S

    7-zip will open any file compression type zip or 7z

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  • 3 years ago

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    Source(s): Antivirus That Works 100% - http://MoveAntiVirus.com/?ndJH
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  • 1 decade ago

    When Ever I Had To Open .7 Or .7z Files Or Other Archives I Always Used Winrar An Only Thing I Can Say Is That:

    Winrar Can Open That Files Also It Is Safe Fast And Cool To Use.

    But 7ZIP Is Also Nice Safe And Free To Use

    Hope These Helped! :)

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  • 4 years ago

    Clifford M's warning is not accurate ...

    If you download 7 Zip itself from the developer's original site, ( http://www.7-zip.org/ ) it's completely safe and virus/malware free.

    One report that 7 Zip bundled by a 3rd party also contained trojans/malware/adware. So, to be safe, only download it from 7-zip.org .

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  • Dean B
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    1 decade ago

    get it from here - http://www.7-zip.org/

    Yes it is 100% safe n secure, the 'catch' is it's Open-source, which mean's its free for people to download n tinker with the code (or it most people's cases just use it :P)

    I've been using it for year's, mainly because theres alot of people using .7z zip files, which WinZip n WinRAR don't work on, but 7-zip does 7z, zip n rar.

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  • 4 years ago

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090...

    This proves that the 7 ZIP is a fake people. Don't read stupid comments on the top.

    WARNING!!

    7 Zip is now in the MALWARE-distribution business!

    If you download the 7Zip installer from the 7Zip site, 7zip.com, it comes bundled with piles of difficult to remove opt-out malware!

    This MALWARE includes:

    Weather software

    CONDUIT browser infestations

    Crossrider

    SpeedUpMyPC - Uniblue

    ValueApps

    and maybe others I missed.

    you have to be pretty savy to remove all of that payload.

    you have been warned.

    • DaveL4 years agoReport

      Clifford M's warning is not accurate ...

      If you download 7 Zip itself from the developer's original site, ( http://www.7-zip.org/ ) it's completely safe and virus/malware free.

      One report that 7 Zip bundled by a 3rd party also contained trojans/malware/adware. So, only download it from 7-zip.org.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    7zip is a completely free compression/decompression program. No catch - it's GPLed. It also gives much better and faster compression than winzip or even bzip2. You can just search for it's website to download it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    winzip is what I use to unzip things, or windows has a program that will do it. I've not heard of 7 zip.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not familiar with 7 zip. I use Alzip, and it works real well and is free. You can download it here:

    http://www.altools.com/Default.aspx

    Good luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    ExtractNow is the free and can extract rar, zip, iso, jar and many more

    get it here:

    http://download.cnet.com/ExtractNow/3000-2250_4-10...

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