Zipware: An Excellent Free Zip Software For Windows

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  1. ArchiveX

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    Features

    - ZIP, ISO, MSI, GZIP, WIM, RAR, 7Z, DMG, UDF, CBZ, TAR and the new RAR5 support.
    - ZIP, 7-ZIP, and EXE support.
    - AES-256 encryption password protected archives creation.
    - Self-Extracting archives creation.
    - VirusTotal file-uploading via Right-Click.
    - MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 Check-sum Calculation.


    Zipware: An Excellent Free Zip Software For Windows (by intowindows)


     
  2. roger_m

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    @ArchiveX It looks quite nice from the screenshots. I don't think I'll be switching from the excellent HaoZip anytime soon, but it's always nice to have more good free archivers available.
     
  3. aigle

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    7 zip since long.
     
  4. ArchiveX

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    Well, Zipware offers more than compressed-file handling:

    The VirusTotal Uploader
    and
    the Check-Sum Calculator
    are quite handy...;)
     
  5. roger_m

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    @ArchiveX HaoZip has a built in trojan scanner which scans archives for malware with engines from Baidu and Qihoo.
     
  6. Sampei Nihira

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    Tested.
    I prefer to use always Bandizip (64-bit support):

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  7. IvoShoen

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    Looks promising. For now I'll stick to my lifetime licensed WinRAR.
     
  8. ArchiveX

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    VirusTotal offers more engines...;)
     
  9. roger_m

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    @ArchiveX True, but the malware scanner is built into HaoZip. When you open an archive it automatically scans the contents.

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  10. ArchiveX

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    One on its kind, I guess...;)
     
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  12. J_L

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    Actually, I don't see the point of VirusTotal integration when you can easily upload it yourself or use one of the myriad of uploaders available.
     
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    I guess to deliver value to users, lessen the "steps" to do something. Some users may find that feature useful. For example, the most popular news sites are mobile responsive, but they offer an app version for browsing the same content.

    So, what I find most the useful feature of Zipware is the check-sum calculation rather than running a separate tool for validation.
     
  14. ArchiveX

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    Why do you prefer to run
    a separate VT Uploader,
    a separate Check-Sum Calculator
    etc.
    instead of running a single All-in-One Application? :confused: :eek:


     
  15. J_L

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    Why does that application have to be an archiver of all things? I can upload to VirusTotal even before downloading the file with VTchromizer. If that doesn't work, it's a simple right-click send to away with PeStudio. Same for checksums. How is this "all-in-one" application any more convenient?
     
  16. haakon

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    @ ArchiveX

    The screenshot at the Into Windows site shows an inverted caret (drop-down) in the encryption selector. It's greyed out, but maybe selection goes active when the password fields are populated.

    Is there another, or more, encryption available? If so, what?

    Creating self-extracting Serpent256 archives is why I use PeaZip which offers AES, too, as well as Blowfish and Twofish.
     
  17. ArchiveX

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    You must be joking when you compare a Primitive program,
    like PeStudio,
    with Zipware!

    All-In-One Apps,
    which combine several separate features into the very Same App,
    are, by definition, easier to handle than running multiple Single Apps.
    This is common logic. Of course, there are always deviations from common logic:

    There are always others
    who use dozens of separate apps
    instead of enjoying the flexibility of an All-In-One application.
     
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  18. J_L

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    But really, you don't only use VirusTotal for archive files this software supports right? Or do you manually add executables and scripts to Zipware as well?

    Like I said, there are better ways to implement VirusTotal than in an archiver. Marketing that integration as a "killer feature" for using Zipware is ineffective at best for those with the know-how.
     
  19. ArchiveX

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    Many times, 'those with the know-how' have failed
    to respond to what the Average User actually needs...
     
  20. J_L

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    The average user actually needs an archiver with VirusTotal integration and checksum calculation? Please don't make this into an unnecessary and ultimately pointless argument...

    You're free to use whatever you want, but nope you didn't convince me it's any better than what I'm currently using. Nor do I find it superior for average users that don't even know what we're talking about.
     
  21. roger_m

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    I just installed Zipware to have a look at the VirusTotal integration. It is very limited. I opened a zip file whih contained the Eicar test file. When I clicked on the VirusTotal button, I soon got the message "Cannont find eicar.zip @ VirusTotal.com".

    The virus scanning in HaoZip is much better as it automatically scans every file in an archive for viruses when you open it, using Avira, Qihoo 360 and Tencent.
     
  22. ArchiveX

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    Why Not?
    Frankly, I have more important things to do than
    convincing deniers, common logic-deviators etc.
    I did the same in my system (Windows 10), and I found No problem...:cool:

    Proof

     

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  23. J_L

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    As a wannabe representative of average users and Zipware, failing to do the "job" is an understatement. Resorting to baseless name-calling tarnishes any credit you've tried to achieve and only proves how pointless it was all along debating with you.

    I've already proven my point so there's nothing more to add other than: I will evaluate Zipware on its merit alone if necessary, this thread won't even be a factor.
     
  24. roger_m

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    I'm running Windows 10 too. Maybe there is some issue on my system. But, in any case, I greatly prefer the automated scanning in HaoZip. All you have to do is open an archive and the contents get scanned automatically.
     
  25. ArchiveX

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    I got the same impression...
    No proof at all.
    There was nothing since the beginning.
     
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