Removal Tutorial: How to Uninstall WinZip on Windows

  • Lazaro R. Jones
  • 2019.May.17 9:08
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What is the proper way to uninstall WinZip (or other unwanted programs)? Why this software does not appear in the list of installed programs in Control Panel? Why the zip files still open in WinZip even you have uninstalled this program and set other zip software as the default option? Uninstall issues could occur for a variety of reasons.

Now read through this post to know the correct and safe way to get rid of WinZip.

Way 1: Uninstall WinZip via the Add/Remove Programs applet

First of all you can implement the conventional means to uninstall WinZip and then manually clean up all its residuals. Here is how to do in different system versions:

> Windows 7
Hit the Windows key or click the Start menu and select Control Panel
Choose View by Category in the upper-right corner and click on Programs
Scroll through to locate WinZip, right click on WinZip and click on Uninstall
Click Yes in the pop-up window to confirm the uninstallation of WinZip

> Windows 8
Right click on Start menu and choose Programs and Features in the list
Highlight WinZip with one click and click on Uninstall button above
Click Yes in the pop-up window to confirm the uninstallation of WinZip

> Windows 10
Right click on Start menu and choose Apps and Features
Select WinZip, click the Uninstall button below, and then click Uninstall again
Click the Yes button in the User Account Control window to allow the deletion

After a few seconds WinZip should have been uninstalled successfully. the uninstall does not complete on your PC? There are some uninstall tips you should know about.

Tip 1. shut down WinZip before you start the uninstall

Before uninstalling any software you need to shut down this program and terminate all associated background processes to guarantee a successful uninstallation.

  • Right click the taskbar at the bottom and select Task Manager option in the list
  • Select the associated application and/or background process(es) in the Processes tab, and then click on End Task button, thus to terminated them one by one

Tip 2. launch uninstall tool from the installation folder

If you do not find WinZip listed in your Control Panel item, information stored in the registry must have somehow become deleted. You can either re-install WinZip to cover the missing files, or instead, try if you can launch WinZip’s built-in uninstaller.

  • Head to the WinZip folder (by default located in This PC/C:/Program Files)
  • Double click on the Uninstall64.exe, and click Yes in the UAC window

Tip 3. delete associated entries in Registry (Important)

What about the WinZip leftovers in Windows Registry? Delete them by these steps:

  • (Right) click on Start menu and then click on Run to launch Run dialog box
  • Type “regedit” in the Open: box and press Enter key to activate Registry Editor
  • If you are prompted by UAC for confirmation, click on Yes
  • Click Find from the Edit menu in the Registry Editor
  • Type WinZip in the search box and click on Find Next button

  • Once an associated keys/values is highlighted, right click on it and choose Delete
  • Hit F3 key to continue the detection and delete WinZip-related entries

Warning: Before editing registry, you are supposed to make a backup copy of the registry entries. To reduce any unexpected risks in this process, you are recommended to utilize a reliable registry cleaner to save your time and ensure a safe removal.

Way 2: Run Crapware Uninstaller to Easily Remove WinZip

What is Crapware Uninstaller and why to use it? First of all, it is a lightweight uninstall tool that can be used to remove any unneeded program for Windows users. Secondly, this tool could bring you a smooth experience for handling removal tasks.

Here are the simple steps to remove WinZip with the help of Crapware Uninstaller:

  • Double click Crapware Uninstaller icon in the Desktop to launch this tool
  • Select WinZip in the list, and click Run Analysis button to start scanning

  • Click Complete Uninstall button, and then click Yes in pop-up confirmation dialog
  • As the WinZip wizard appears, follow onscreen prompts to complete the standard uninstall, and then click Scan Leftovers button to proceed to next step

  • Click Delete Leftovers button, and then choose Yes in the pop-up dialog
  • Click OK after all leftovers have been removed, and close Crapware Uninstaller

To get this handy tool, visit the homepage and click the Download button. You will need to go through the registration before using it to remove Windows programs.


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