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A way to uninstall WinZip from your PC

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall WinZip for Windows. It is written by WinZip Computing LP. You can read more on WinZip Computing LP or check for application updates here. More data about the application WinZip can be found at . The program is usually located in the C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP directory. Keep in mind that this location can differ being determined by the user's decision. The full command line for removing WinZip is C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. WINZIP32.EXE is the programs's main file and it takes around 3.43 MB (3592192 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside WinZip. They occupy about 3.93 MB (4115968 bytes) on disk.

  • WINZIP32.EXE (3.43 MB)
  • WZMSG.EXE (79.50 KB)
  • WZQKPICK.EXE (120.00 KB)
  • WZSEPE32.EXE (312.00 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 10.06698 of WinZip. Click on the links below for other WinZip versions: to view all...
Many files, folders and Windows registry data can not be uninstalled when you are trying to remove WinZip from your PC.

Files remaining:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_WinZip_README_TXT
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_WinZip_WINZIP_CHM
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_WinZip_WINZIP32_EXE

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\DragDropHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\DragDropHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\WinZip
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\WinZip Computing
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinZip
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\PROGRA~2\WINZIP\winzip32.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\PROGRA~2\WINZIP\winzip32.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserNameSettings\S-1-5-21-2891086840-118647627-531683852-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\PROGRA~2\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserNameSettings\S-1-5-21-2891086840-118647627-531683852-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserNameSettings\S-1-5-21-2891086840-118647627-531683852-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

A way to erase WinZip with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

WinZip is an application by the software company WinZip Computing LP. Some computer users want to remove this application. This is easier said than done because removing this by hand requires some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. The best QUICK practice to remove WinZip is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find WinZip or simply activate the Search feature and type in "WinZip". If it exists on your system the WinZip program will be found very quickly. After you click WinZip in the list , some data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding WinZip, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for WinZip:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall WinZip.
Uninstall WinZip

8. After uninstalling WinZip, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong WinZip which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling WinZip using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to remove WinZip by WinZip Computing LP from your PC, we are not saying that WinZip by WinZip Computing LP is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove WinZip in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 01:30:53.360