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Danger level 3
Type: Adware

Zip Cruncher

Zip Cruncher is promoted as a tool for compressing and uncompressing .zip and .rar files, i.e. archives. It seems to be a beneficial application, but if you are about to install it on your computer, we suggest that you find a more reliable program and install it on your PC instead. It is because Zip Cruncher is a typical potentially unwanted application, according to researchers at, which automatically means that this piece of software is definitely not one of those applications that can be trusted fully. One of the reasons it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program is the fact that it is of very poor quality. Of course, it is not the only reason. Even though Zip Cruncher is basically rubbish, we have to admit that it works as advertised. That is, users can archive and extract files. Without a doubt, more trustworthy applications are also available on the market, so if we were you, we would not install Zip Cruncher. If you have already installed it on your computer, or you have found it installed on your PC without your knowledge, you should delete it today without further consideration. The program can be removed using Control Panel, or it can be disabled by removing all components it has.

Zip Cruncher is coded very poorly, but it still manages to compress and uncompress files. As research has shown, all compressed files are placed to %USERPROFILE%\Documents in all the cases, whereas files from archives are extracted to a new folder named after the archived file – it will be located in the same directory as the original .rar/.zip archive. At first glance, it might seem that Zip Cruncher is an ordinary tool for compressing/uncompressing files, but our piece of advice would be to remove it as soon as possible because we have some doubts about its trustworthiness. First, we have found it suspicious that it connects to two domains in the background: and One of the two domains is associated with Google, so there should be nothing dangerous about it; however, we cannot confirm that the second domain is harmless too. According to our researchers, there is a huge possibility that it collects information about users and then sends it to one or both of these domains. It does not hide the fact that it collects information. If you need more information, you can read its Privacy Policy document. In general, it will record information provided by the user consciously, and, on top of that, it will automatically gather details sent by your PC, operating system, and hardware. Zip Cruncher should only share the recorded information with service providers, but, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% true.

It has also been found that Zip Cruncher has a search tool with the same name ( At the time of research, it has not altered settings of web browsers installed on our test machine, but there is a possibility that it will be promoted together with this potentially unwanted application in the future. If you ever found it set without your knowledge, delete it mercilessly together with Zip Cruncher – it is very likely that this search provider will provide you with sponsored search results.

Zip Cruncher can be downloaded directly from, which is considered its official website, but we are 100% sure that not all users download and install it consciously on their PCs. Potentially unwanted applications might also be distributed in software bundles, so if you know nothing about the installation of Zip Cruncher, you must have installed it on your PC from a software bundle too, i.e. together with other applications. These programs are, most probably, not associated with this potentially unwanted application in any way. You should not install untrustworthy software on your PC ever again if you stop downloading programs from dubious websites and become more cautious, but we also highly recommend installing a security application because some infections might be sneakier than others.

You do not need to be an expert to remove Zip Cruncher from your computer because this potentially unwanted program can be deleted using Control Panel. Alternatively, you can remove its main folder AppMaster from %APPDATA%. If you do not have time for the manual removal of undesirable software, you can use an antimalware scanner to clean your system instead. Needless to say, you must use only a reliable antimalware tool.

Zip Cruncher removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Zip Cruncher.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Tap Win+R simultaneously.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Zip Cruncher from the list of programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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