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Old 29th June 2020, 01:17 PM   #1
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WinZip Driver Updater

Hi guys,

I've just had one of the regular Windows updates - I'm on Win 10.

One of the things that arrived with it was something called WinZip Driver Updater.

It tells me that I have 17 drivers that are obsolete, and it can update them 'for free', and then keep track of any new upgrades. However it requires me to sign up - $30!

Now it's not a huge price, but I thought I'd ask if anyone here knows of this (I can see it's a Canadian company) and if it's genuine?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 29th June 2020, 01:45 PM   #2
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It's genuine, but apparently annoying and can slow your PC.

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Old 29th June 2020, 02:32 PM   #3
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It's genuine, but apparently annoying and can slow your PC.

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Thank you very much for that. I've just uninstalled it.

I had noticed a big slow down since it arrived - and the article you linked to said that could happen.

So - reboot & see what it's like now!
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Old 29th June 2020, 02:57 PM   #4
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If you use Win 10 it has its own zip opening program, so unless you want to make zip files, there's not much need for Winzip anyway. If you open a zip file in Explorer, you'll find an unzipping menu appears.
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Old 29th June 2020, 03:14 PM   #5
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thank you both - and after a short test with Tropico6 I can tell that the laptop is running quicker than before the hit!
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I have found the best option is to install the driver updater, let it do its stuff, and then uninstall it.
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Old 29th June 2020, 06:38 PM   #7
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Note that It's easy to make zip files in Win 10. You just right click in explorer and select the option to create a compressed directory. Change it's name to whatever you want to name your zip file then just copy files you want to compress into it. Now you have a zip file.
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Windows has had native support for zip files since, I think, XP.
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More worryingly is the fact that app is not part of any Window update?
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
More worryingly is the fact that app is not part of any Window update?
My guess is that it hitched a ride with something else.
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