IZArc 4.4 for Windows

by IZSoftware

Avg. Rating 4.4 (154 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 18,410
Publisher IZSoftware
Homepage IZArc

Publisher's Description

IZArc is a free archiving tool that suports many archive formats. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, view and write comments. There is an integrated password detector that allows you to find the passwords of one password protected zip file. It has built-in multilanguage support.

Latest Reviews

uzi

uzi reviewed v4.2 on Apr 22, 2017

Version 4.3 which is the latest, has a clean installation file which does not check to offer companion "probably unwanted" software. It is a very good option. An interface which looks similar to Winzip, but freeware and not bloatware.

I sent FileForum a request to update their reference to version 4.3.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v4.2 on Nov 23, 2015

IZArc keeps being detected as a virus by Avast. What gives?

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.2 on Nov 23, 2015

Too late for me. After the problems encountered with previous versions when I had considered this application as the best in its category for years, I discovered BANDIZIP, clean, modern, efficient, complete. Now IZarc comes back ... "Well you can cry me a river, cry me a river, for I cried a river over you" : didn't really cry, just trying to give a style to my words. But that's the idea!
Rating is a neutral 3 -- Won't try it again. Our affair is of the past :) Good luck, sweetheart.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v4.1.9 on Aug 25, 2014

I used to prefer this over 7-zip until the newer versions started installing bad stuff with it. Now I prefer Haozip because it's basically a freeware Chinese ripoff of WinRAR.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.1.9 on Aug 25, 2014

I'm sticking with IZArc 4.1.7 until I find an alternative.

IZARc 4.1.9 does not have the install problems of 4.1.8 but now it wishes to replace system files. Not to say it continues trying to let OpenCandy operate (if it weren't for a bunch of OpenCandy urls sticked to 127.0.0.1 in my Hosts file).

Fed up with this problematic pain in the neck application. Will be searching for a clean, civilized archive manager.

EDITED : "IZARc 4.1.9 does not have the install problems of 4.1.8", not "4.1.7"

JinnyBerero

JinnyBerero reviewed v4.1.8 on Jul 9, 2013

Difficult to review as the main file IZArc.exe (4.1.8.2988) will not run on my system (XP SP3 updated). Version 4.1.7 and previous versions run fine.
I have downloaded IZArcInstall.exe four times:
File size 5,23 MB
MD5: d232b6131c2150ecb8657c404629daf2

The error window I get says:

Application Error
Exception EInvalidOp in module IZArc.exe at 000032A1.
Invalid floating point operation.

I hope the developer drops in and sees this.

uzi

uzi reviewed v4.1.8 on Jul 6, 2013

While here it is offered the online version, on IZARC's website, the file with the same name is the full offline version.
confusingly, the first thing you need to do during installation is to agree to the terms of the SWEETIM toolbar. avoiding this will cancel the installation of IZARC. Yet, even after you agree to the terms of the SWETTIM itoolbar, you'll get a second message to choose whether to agree or to decline the installation of SWEETIM. Choosing "Decline" wlll allow you to install IZARC without any unwanted companions.

Uzi

reviewer

reviewer reviewed v4.1.7 on Aug 9, 2012

On-line installer is hanging :-(

I can't find the off-line installer.
Zoroaster, could you give some more tips (yes, I checked in the encyclopedia)?
Thanks

Cuelebre

Cuelebre reviewed v4.1.7 on Jul 20, 2012

Where is the offline installer? And a warning on IZArc webpage about false virus alerts? No problem with prior versions, but this one is suspicious.

Edit: Answer -> OpenCandy

Curiously, nothing about OpenCandy is reflected on the list of changes of version 4.1.7. And I think this is a GREAT change. Better get rid of IZArc and move to Peazip or 7-zip.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.1.7 on Jul 20, 2012

Please help me fall asleep smarter than I woke up:
Why an on-line installer for IZArc 4.1.7 ?
I don't like on-line installers, but I like IZarc. This is a cruel dilemma.
Love is in the air ... :)
Rating concerns former IZArc 4.1.6, at this time..
---
EDIT :
I managed to find the off-line download url (my education only allows me to say the site has something to do with encyclopedia), and the new IZarc is nicer than ever.
The install did mention in the TOS that OpenCandy would be of the lot during installation. Here as elsewhere just add to your HOSTS file :
127.0.0.1 opencandy.com
and no candy :)
Sticking on 5 stars, this archiver remains my favorite.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (154 votes)
Your Rating
uzi

uzi reviewed v4.2 on Apr 22, 2017

Version 4.3 which is the latest, has a clean installation file which does not check to offer companion "probably unwanted" software. It is a very good option. An interface which looks similar to Winzip, but freeware and not bloatware.

I sent FileForum a request to update their reference to version 4.3.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v4.2 on Nov 23, 2015

IZArc keeps being detected as a virus by Avast. What gives?

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.2 on Nov 23, 2015

Too late for me. After the problems encountered with previous versions when I had considered this application as the best in its category for years, I discovered BANDIZIP, clean, modern, efficient, complete. Now IZarc comes back ... "Well you can cry me a river, cry me a river, for I cried a river over you" : didn't really cry, just trying to give a style to my words. But that's the idea!
Rating is a neutral 3 -- Won't try it again. Our affair is of the past :) Good luck, sweetheart.

Antichrist

Antichrist reviewed v4.1.9 on Aug 25, 2014

I used to prefer this over 7-zip until the newer versions started installing bad stuff with it. Now I prefer Haozip because it's basically a freeware Chinese ripoff of WinRAR.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.1.9 on Aug 25, 2014

I'm sticking with IZArc 4.1.7 until I find an alternative.

IZARc 4.1.9 does not have the install problems of 4.1.8 but now it wishes to replace system files. Not to say it continues trying to let OpenCandy operate (if it weren't for a bunch of OpenCandy urls sticked to 127.0.0.1 in my Hosts file).

Fed up with this problematic pain in the neck application. Will be searching for a clean, civilized archive manager.

EDITED : "IZARc 4.1.9 does not have the install problems of 4.1.8", not "4.1.7"

JinnyBerero

JinnyBerero reviewed v4.1.8 on Jul 9, 2013

Difficult to review as the main file IZArc.exe (4.1.8.2988) will not run on my system (XP SP3 updated). Version 4.1.7 and previous versions run fine.
I have downloaded IZArcInstall.exe four times:
File size 5,23 MB
MD5: d232b6131c2150ecb8657c404629daf2

The error window I get says:

Application Error
Exception EInvalidOp in module IZArc.exe at 000032A1.
Invalid floating point operation.

I hope the developer drops in and sees this.

uzi

uzi reviewed v4.1.8 on Jul 6, 2013

While here it is offered the online version, on IZARC's website, the file with the same name is the full offline version.
confusingly, the first thing you need to do during installation is to agree to the terms of the SWEETIM toolbar. avoiding this will cancel the installation of IZARC. Yet, even after you agree to the terms of the SWETTIM itoolbar, you'll get a second message to choose whether to agree or to decline the installation of SWEETIM. Choosing "Decline" wlll allow you to install IZARC without any unwanted companions.

Uzi

reviewer

reviewer reviewed v4.1.7 on Aug 9, 2012

On-line installer is hanging :-(

I can't find the off-line installer.
Zoroaster, could you give some more tips (yes, I checked in the encyclopedia)?
Thanks

Cuelebre

Cuelebre reviewed v4.1.7 on Jul 20, 2012

Where is the offline installer? And a warning on IZArc webpage about false virus alerts? No problem with prior versions, but this one is suspicious.

Edit: Answer -> OpenCandy

Curiously, nothing about OpenCandy is reflected on the list of changes of version 4.1.7. And I think this is a GREAT change. Better get rid of IZArc and move to Peazip or 7-zip.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.1.7 on Jul 20, 2012

Please help me fall asleep smarter than I woke up:
Why an on-line installer for IZArc 4.1.7 ?
I don't like on-line installers, but I like IZarc. This is a cruel dilemma.
Love is in the air ... :)
Rating concerns former IZArc 4.1.6, at this time..
---
EDIT :
I managed to find the off-line download url (my education only allows me to say the site has something to do with encyclopedia), and the new IZarc is nicer than ever.
The install did mention in the TOS that OpenCandy would be of the lot during installation. Here as elsewhere just add to your HOSTS file :
127.0.0.1 opencandy.com
and no candy :)
Sticking on 5 stars, this archiver remains my favorite.

Landsnes

Landsnes reviewed v4.1.6 on Apr 27, 2012

Very useful!

After years of using this program, I've nothing bad to say about it. Good archive support, but my favourite feature is ISO format conversion. It has saved me a lot of trouble.

uzi

uzi reviewed v4.1.6 on Aug 19, 2011

My favorite by now.
I have experience with Winzip, WinRAR, 7-zip, ZipGenius, and IZArc. I prefer IZArc over the others even though each has its own advantage.

Latest version (4.1.6) is much better than former ones. If you tried formaer versions and didn't like them, give this one a try.

reddy.shyam

reddy.shyam reviewed v4.1.6 on Mar 2, 2011

Best archiving tool out there. Have tried many but nothing came closer with regards to decent UI, loading or processing speeds. Updates to the programs have slowed down over the years but that could be because there is nothing new to add. Thanks to the author.

wiebelhaus

wiebelhaus reviewed v4.1.1 on Feb 16, 2011

Open Candy malware flags when stalling with MSSE installed.

Someone reviewed v4.1.1 on Jun 30, 2010

This is the best free archiving program available right now. It handles tons of file types and the interface looks good and it just simply works. I've tried 7-Zip, WinRAR, WinZip, PeaZip, FreeArc, FilZip and others, but IZArc has been the best for a while now. I can use IZArc to open .zip, .rar, .7z, .cab, .iso and lots of other file types. I try to use open source software whenever possible, but freeware that has no limitations for personal or business use is almost as good. IZArc easily earns a 5!

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