ExtractNow Reviews

ExtractNow is NOT discontinued, and does NOT has "viruses" - it is fake OLD alarm - just enormous amount of archive file format supported!

about ExtractNow · ·

ExtractNow isn't discontinued, development just stalled - because application is already near perfect! Actually, ExtracNow supports so much file formats, even some abandoned ones! For example, I found some rare old data which was in old Stuffit (.sit, .bin) archive file format. None of other tools could extract it. What is more important, Stuffit changed it's own format cross own versions of program. But ExtractNow extracts it without a problem.
Right now, supported formats are:
zip (+jar,xpi), bzip2 (+bz2,tbz2,tbz), rar, arj, z, lzh (+lha), 7z, cab, nsis, lzma, lzma86, xz (+txz), ppmd, udf, xar, mub, hfs, dmg, compound (+msi,doc,xls,ppt), wim (+swm), iso, chm (+chm,chi,chq,chw,hxs,hxi,hxr,hxq,hxw,lit), split (+001), rpm, deb, cpio, tar, gzip (+gz,gzip,tgz,tpz), mslz, flv, swf, ntfs (+ntfs,img), fat (+fat,img), mbr, vhd, pe, elf, apm, macho, ace, sit (bin)

Fake "virus" allert is made on "heuristic" "precognition" by bad antivirus software:
If you click on provided link, it will show you message as follows:
"Probably harmless! There are strong indicators suggesting that this file is safe to use."
Detection ratio: 3 / 56
- two of those are from same "genius" McAfee which is known of fake allerts, and 3rd is from "CAT-QuickHeal", program which is mostly unknown outside of India. Even QuickHeal flagged ExtractNow as "suspicious", not as a virus!
However, it is OLD report - new one shows:
Detection ratio: 2 / 57
Analysis date: 2016-11-23 06:03:27 UTC
And McAfee and QuickHeal both withdraw their fake report. However, here are new "players" ClamAV and Chinese "Rising", reporting suspected "Win.Trojan.Generic" and - "Malware.Undefined" ???
Funny thing is that if you check same ExtractNow version without installer, it is not suspected anymore by "Rising", but - now occurs "Invincea", AV that claims that other package of same program is safe, but now it is suspected of "virus.win32.sality.at" ??? "sality.at" - as expired security domain - really???
So much about it...

There are portable, standalone and installer versions (at main site) of program.
ExtractNow supports drag and drop, and it works flawlessly at all kind of Windows and Linux - through Wine, also does work nicely at WineBottler (Mac).

What is missing in ExtractNow right now is support for some new exotic archive formats, like NanoZip, ZPAQ or FreeArc. But those are mostly experimental or beta versions, and not in wide use.


More Useful To Me Than 7-zip

about ExtractNow and 7-Zip · ·

Truth is I don't do a lot of zipping...at all. I do a lot of unzipping of rar's, zip's, iso's etc. This program is the best at unzipping! I have it set to - on one click - unzip the archive to a new folder, show me the contents of the folder, and automatically delete the archive. What more could you want??

I still have 7-zip, but I actually can't remember using it since I installed Extract Now.


Best batch extractor

about ExtractNow · ·

This is the best free batch extractor I've found so far. I use it on all rars I have. Just watch out when you install it - it bundles toolbars if you don't untick the options.