PowZip is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). PowZip is bundled with stealthy adware download managers. PowZip is introduced as a third party offer during installation with other software you can download from the internet.
Powzip is an archive viewer application. Powzip is used to extract ZIP, RAR and other archive files on Windows. PowZip looks legitimate. However, Powzip is bundled with free software installation software. Many users have no idea how Powzip is installed on their computer, for this reason, Powzip is known as a potentially unwanted program. Powzip is similar to another potentially unwanted program FAssistant.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Search for PowZip and uninstall PowZip using the Uninstall button. Uninstall applications you don’t know, PowZip is commonly installed with adware applications, for example. MultiTimer version 1.0, ShutdownTime version 1.0, Runbooster or Impaq Speed (potentially unwanted program).
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