7-Zip is free and almost the best archiver.
7-Zip is a very good and high-quality archiver that surpasses many competitors and therefore more and more users choose it. The care of the program developer is manifested in the distribution of 7-Zip around the world, translating the program into 79 languages of the world, among which there is Russian.
7-Zip compresses files with the LZMA algorithm, which is much more advanced than the WinRar archiver algorithm. The LZMA data compression algorithm supports multi- and hyper-threading technologies, which also gives the program a plus on platforms with powerful processors in comparison with competitors.
In 7-Zip, you can create archives that are password protected (it takes 40 to 100 years to decrypt a password of 17 characters), encrypt file names and of course create self-extracting SFX archives. Encryption uses 256-bit AES cryptographic algorithm, which is one of the best encryption algorithms currently available.
First of all, this archiver is valuable in its own 7z format. It is believed that this format has the highest degree of compression and is great for archiving large amounts of information (for example, very large programs or games). Also supported formats: ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, LZH, CHM, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM, and DEB. It is worth paying attention to the frequent situations in which the compression rate of the ZIP and GZIP formats in this program is an order of magnitude higher than that of competitors.
7-Zip is completely free, and since this is an infrequent phenomenon among the programs of this kind, this fact is another good argument in its favor.
- Archiving / Unarchiving: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
- Unzipping only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, and Z .
- For ZIP and GZIP formats, the 7-Zip archiver offers compression which is 2-10% better than the compression provided by the PKZip and WinZip archives
- Strong encryption in 7z and zip formats
- Ability to self-extract for 7z format
- Integration into Windows Explorer
- Powerful File Manager
- Powerful command line version
- Plugin for FAR Manager
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10 32-64 bit
Interface Language: Multilingual / Russian
Size: 2.47 Mb