Do you know what 4zip is?
4zip seems to be a useful piece of software at first sight. It even claims to be “the best file compression solution.” Many users believe that this software is trustworthy and it is going to act as it promises on its official website abcdzip.com, which explains why 4zip is quite a popular application. Specialists have managed to find out that the majority of users download and install this application willingly because it promises to enable them to create and open Zip, TAR, Gzip, and RAR archives. In addition, it also claims to be very fast and easy-to-use. Unfortunately, there are users who detect 4zip on their computers but can swear that they have not downloaded and installed it themselves. Therefore, we believe that this application might also sneak onto computers without permission. We do not think that it is the best idea to keep this program installed because it is definitely not 100% reliable. In fact, it is even classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by many specialists.4zip screenshot
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Users might not even know that they have 4zip installed on their systems because this program does not do anything really noticeable. Of course, it is possible to say whether or not this application is installed on the system. First of all, you will notice a new folder called 4zip in %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, depending on the version of Windows OS installed on your computer. Secondly, you will notice a new folder added in the Start menu. Last but not least, you will probably see a new shortcut on the Desktop. If you are a more experienced computer user and tend to open the Registry Editor from time to time, you might also notice new registry keys created, e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\V9\4zip, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\V9\4zip, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\4zip.7z. Of course, everything will get back to normal if you delete the program from your system.
It would be better to remove 4zip from the system for one obvious reason – it has been observed that it might download malicious software on a user’s computer. In order to do that, it creates the Winzipersvc.exe process. Of course, it will not tell you that it is going to install undesirable software, so you might not even know that malicious software is installed on the computer for a long time. Believe us; it might cause much harm to the system, so you should make sure that malware cannot enter your system. In other words, it would be smart to delete 4zip from the system and install another program for creating archives. In addition, you should also install a security tool on your computer and keep it there all the time. We suggest that you do not download applications from third-party websites too because you might download other similar potentially unwanted programs.
As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, 4zip has its official website but there is no doubt that it can find other ways to sneak onto the computer. According to our specialists, this application is spread via malicious software installers, e.g. filewon.com, malavida.es, and filewin.com. Of course, 4zip does not travel alone. Therefore, it is a must to check the system after you delete 4zip from the system. If you keep untrustworthy software installed, it might download other infections on your computer without your consent, they might gather information about you day after day, and they might even slow down your computer and your Internet connection.
Luckily, it is quite easy to remove 4zip from the system. All you need to do is to find its uninstaller in Control Panel and remove the program. Please, follow our manual removal instructions (you can find them below) if you have never tried erasing a program yourself. In case the manual method is too difficult for you, you can also get rid of 4zip in an automatic way. You simply need to acquire the scanner and then launch the scanner.
How to delete 4zip
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable application.
- Click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software.
- Click Uninstall.
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Do not forget that it is also a must to delete all other existing infections from the system. Of course, you will have to find out whether they are really there first. You can use the diagnostic scanner in order to find threats. The diagnostic SpyHunter scanner can be easily downloaded from our website, so do not hesitate to do that.