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WinZip Now Offering System Utilities Suite

Tuesday WinZip announced that it's moving beyond mere compression and encryption by offering a suite of affordable, easy-to-use system utilities for the PC.

Called the WinZip System Utilities Suite, the toolset is broken down into three components: clean, protect and optimize. System cleaners will remove obsolete system files, correct registry errors, remove duplicate files, and free unused memory. The protection aspect includes security and privacy tools that will delete private data, recover accidentally deleted data, and even encrypt and protect sensitive personal files. System optimizer tools will supposedly update drivers, defrag the hard drive, check for file system and disk errors, and remove unneeded programs.

"Waiting until something goes wrong and then trying to fix it can be a costly, time-consuming and stressful situation that everyone would rather avoid," said Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip. "With the introduction of our new System Utilities Suite, WinZip makes it effortless to maintain your computer and get the optimal performance you need to accomplish all your business and personal computing tasks."

The WinZip System Utilities Suite is now available to purchase directly from WinZip for $39.95 (single license). Consumers not wanting to purchase the entire suite can buy the WinZip Driver Updater and WinZip Registry Optimizer separately as stand-alone utilities for $29.95 each. Additionally, customers can perform a free scan by downloading a free trial to identify performance and reliability issues.

The suite is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Volume license discounts are also available.

  • gekko668
    no thank. I got my CCleaner for that.
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  • jhansonxi
    Obviously they're having trouble with growth with the data compression product line. Too much competition from competitors like 7-Zip.
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  • chickenhoagie
    Greattt, another PC performance enhancing toolkit to be confused with the millions of other trojans and viruses out there..

    oh my gosh!!! cleanmyPC dot com!!!! so amazing!!!! *fart*
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  • adamboy64
    I kinda feel sorry for them. Pretty much when WinXP came out, WinZip was rendered obsolete. I mean, it still treated ZIP files better, but it wasn't enough for me to trial / purchase a seperate program.
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  • Eh, with Auslogics' suite of freeware utilities and 7-zip, I really have no need for WinZip's offering. I suppose it could be useful for corporate environments, though, where an integrated platform is more desirable.
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  • JamesSneed
    Lets not forget Infozip which is free and works on just about every *nix system as well. The world said we wont pay for compression utilities a long timme ago. Its time for winzip to evolve or die and making some PC cleaning utility well um people wont pay for that eather. Sorry winzip.
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  • jsc
    Too little, too late, for too much.
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  • Sounds like the lot of ya don't work in an enterprise environment. Try "zipping" an encrypted file with WinXP and come back here and let me know how it went.

    pshhht....
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  • jsc
    Sure, but that's their basic application.
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  • martel80
    So they basically scavenged multiple freely available utilites under a single GUI and want you to pay for the package? Buying this is a waste of money as is buying WinZip.
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