What is the zip.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The zip.dll process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of zip.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- zip.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- zip.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- zip.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module zip.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about zip.dll zip.dll
zip.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file zip.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 38,438 bytes (11% of all these files), 23,282 bytes as well as 15 other variants.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. zip.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves zip.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about zip?
|zip.dll is part of Java2 Platform Standard Edition |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove zip.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if zip.dll (zip.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of zip.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for zip.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or zip.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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