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Anythoughts

Comment by impossible about PeaZip and 7-Zip, Aug 2013

Any thoughts on its OpenCandy. Sends info without consent.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/8a1011e559d0c5c225aedf5d7ea2671dde56d56542588e65a6582625affcfbcd/analysis/1375988768/

http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Adware:Win32/OpenCandy

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PeaZip is not bundle with OpenCandy anymore : http://www.peazip.org/peazip-partnership.html --> "PeaZip no longer comes with any kind of bundled advertising module."

I have install it with default preset and have no crapware.

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Good file archiver

Positive Comment by Jbud about PeaZip Nov 2015

As long time user I can say this is one amongst best options for managing compressed files, both for the many compression options and for the excellent support to lots of archive formats for extraction (zip, rar, tar...).
Free of charge and clean from nagware bundle, I also like it comes with plenty file management utilities e.g. secure delete, find duplicates, verify file hash.

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As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy about PeaZip Jun 2011

As a casual user myself (at least when it comes to archive utilities :P ), I've only encountered the RAR, Zip, and 7z formats in everyday use. Those three are, by far, the most common formats around. You might have to extract an ISO every now and then, and perhaps even a tar.gz archive. All of which are supported by both WinRAR and PeaZip. Unless you're a developer or something, you're not going to be seeing anything else. And if you're a developer, you sure don't need to be following any of my advice.

For most people, the main difference between PeaZip and WinRAR is the fact that one is open-source, with a pretty GUI. And the other one is proprietary, and rather ugly.

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By default Winrar toolbar is ugly yes but there are many toolbars skins available on the website + you can tweak the registry to use personal icons for extensions. Winrar still has a use when you need to edit a rar without extracting the files. I didn't find an open-source compression utility which is able to do it for now.

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Great

Comment by s0me0ne about PeaZip Jan 2012

Finally found my replacement for my combination of 7zip and Izarc

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Rajliv-image

WinRAR can't extract some archives.doesn't make a differenc ...

Comment by Rajliv about PeaZip Jun 2011

WinRAR can't extract some archives.
doesn't make a difference wether you're a casual user or not, everybody needs to extract stuff.

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It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR d ...

Comment by Rajliv about PeaZip Jun 2011

It's funny someone would compare Peazip to WinRAR. WinRAR doesn't even support LZMA

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Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite techn ...

Comment by thewilson about PeaZip Jun 2010

Simple enough for my mom, yet based on 7zip and quite technical enough for my uses. Lets you activate file menu items for file splitting, file joining, file shredding, and an easy one to open a cmd prompt in any particular folder you're browsing. Plus its gorgeous looking.. seriously

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Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a ...

Comment by Rajliv about PeaZip May 2010

Is it any good? I thinkI'll give it a try - seems to have a nice GUI.

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