File archivers - the software for Zip and Unzip files


7-Zip - a free file archiver, analog of WinRAR, it is characterized by high speed and perfect compression ratio.

Main features of 7-Zip:

  • It has a built-in function for managing of files.
  • By default, it uses its own 7z format.
  • It fully supports 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR formats, and performs both archiving and unarchiving.
  • It supports reading ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z formats, but it does not put files in these formats.
  • The program supports file encryption.
  • Also 7-Zip supports password protection of data.
  • There is an ability to create self-extracting archives.
  • You can use this software from the context menu.
  • It supports the work from the command line.
  • It is a cross-platform software - for Windows, Unix/Linux, Mac OS X and other systems.
  • It has multilingual user interface.

Download 7-Zip from the official website:

Hamster free Zip Archiver

Hamster Zip Archiver is a free archiver. The software manufacturer gives the right to use of the program for free both to individuals and organizations.

This application allows you to work with almost any archives - Zip, WinZip, 7zip, Arj, Cab, Chm, Deb, WinRAR, ISO and other archive formats.

Its advantage over other programs of this class is the full use of the capabilities of multi-core processors.

This function provides much greater performance, and consequently, a significant reduction in the time of compression and decompression of data, because the initial archiving process is divided into several parallel processes.

Among other features of Hamster free Zip Archiver are:

  • Protection of archives with a password.
  • We can choose the compression ratio, the 3 levels are introduced.
  • There is an integration with file managers.
  • Free Zip Archiver has an intuitive user interface.
  • Creating of Presets function allows you to save a set of archiving settings for future reuse.
  • Free software updates in one click is available.

Download Free Zip Archiver for Windows 7, 8 and 10:


IZArc is a free archiver for Windows and iOS, it is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod.

It has many additional functions, it copes well with the opening of even rare archive formats, it is simple and convenient to work with.

Features of IZArc:

  • It supports many formats - 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG , ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP , ZOO.
  • It provides the ability to open CD and DVD image files of ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG formats.
  • IZArc has the ability to convert BIN and NRG disk images to ISO format.
  • It supports file encryption and password protection.
  • There is an integration into the Windows context menu.
  • There is support for working with the command line.
  • The program has a built-in multi-language support.

It is released in two versions: regular IZArc and IZArc2Go - a portable version of the program that does not require installation.

You can download IZArc and IZArc2Go at:


PeaZip is an archiver with support for more than 130 archive formats.

Features of PeaZip:

  • It zip and unzip the formats 7Z, 7Z-sfx, ARC, ARC-sfx, BZ2, GZ, PAQ, PEA, QUAD, BALZ, split, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ and ZIP.
  • It can read the 7Z, ACE, ARC, WRC, ARJ, BZ, TBZ, CAB, CHM, CHW, HXS, CPIO, GZ, TGZ, ISO, JAR, EAR, WAR, LZH, LHA, DEB, PET, PUP formats , RPM, SLP, NSIS, PAK, PK3, PK4, PAQ, LPAQ, ZPAQ, PEA, QUAD, BALZ, RAR, TAR, WIM, SWM, XPI, Z, TZ, ZIP and others.
  • There is an ability to create self-extracting archives.
  • There is support for encryption of archives and password protection.
  • The work with command line is supported.
  • PeaZip has integration with the context menu.
  • There is a portable version of the program.
  • It is cross-platform application, and it works under Windows, Unix, Linux and BSD.
  • Archiver's user interface supports for multiple languages.

Download PeaZip: