What Is "WinZip"?
This section provides a quick introduction of 'WinZip' program for file compression on Windows. A list of main features is also included.
WinZip is a tool developed by WinZip Computing, Inc. to handle ZIP files and other compression formats.
It supports the following features described in its help document:
- Seamless Windows integration: WinZip includes tight integration with My Computer and Windows Explorer.
Drag and drop to or from Explorer, or zip and unzip without leaving Explorer.
- Internet support: WinZip features built-in support for
popular Internet file formats: TAR, gzip, UUencode, XXencode,
BinHex, and MIME. ARJ, LZH, and ARC files are supported via
external programs. You can use WinZip to access almost all the
files you download from the Internet. In addition, the freely
downloadable WinZip Internet Browser Support Add-On lets you
download and open archives with one click using Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
- Automatic installation of most software distributed in Zip
files: If a Zip file contains a "setup" or "install" program,
WinZip's Install feature will unzip the files, run the
installation program, and clean up temporary files.
- The WinZip Wizard: This optional feature uses the standard
and familiar "wizard" interface to simplify the process of
zipping, unzipping, and installing software distributed in Zip
files. The WinZip Wizard is not targeted at experienced
users, but is ideal for the rapidly growing number of PC users
getting started with Zip files. When these users gain
confidence or want to use more advanced zipping features, the
full WinZip Classic interface is just a click away.
- Favorite Zip Folders: WinZip lets you organize Zip files into
one convenient list that is sorted by date, making it
easier to locate all Zip files, regardless of where they came
from or where they are stored. Unlike the standard Open
Archive dialog box, the Favorite Zip Folders dialog box treats
the contents of multiple folders as though they were one
folder. A Search facility will find any Zip files lost on your
- Create files that unzip themselves: WinZip Self-Extractor
Personal Edition is included with WinZip. Self-extracting
files are ideal for sending compressed files to others who may
not own or know how to use file compression software.
- Virus Scanner Support: WinZip can be configured to work with
most virus scanners.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction to Microsoft Windows
Introduction to Windows Explorer
Introduction to Internet Explorer
"Paint" Program and Computer Graphics
GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program
JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size
GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background
►"WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool
►What Is "WinZip"?
Downloading and Installing WinZip 10.0
Stopping WinZip Wizard Window
Adding Files to a New ZIP File
Adding Directories to a New ZIP File
Extracting All Files from a ZIP File
Setting Passwords in ZIP Files
Creating a ZIP File on Multiple Diskettes
Setting Windows Explorer Context Menu
"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
FTP Server, Client and Commands
"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server
Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"
Spyware Adware Detection and Removal
IE Addon Program Listing and Removal
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network
Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router
Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool
"tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information
"msconfig" - System Configuration Tool
Configuring and Managing System Services
Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools
Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
Winsock - Windows Sockets API
Java on Windows
Glossary of Terms
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