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WinZip Self-Extractor Makes It Faster, Safer and Easier to Share and Distribute Electronic Files


WinZip Computing, a Corel Company (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), today released WinZip® SE 3.1, the “Works with Windows Vista™” version of WinZip Computing’s powerful tool for creating self-extracting Zip files. Available today from, version 3.1 is available free to all registered users of WinZip SE 3.0. Registered users of older versions of WinZip Self Extractor can upgrade for just $24.95, 50 percent less than the cost of a new license. Multi-user pricing is also available.

WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 is an ideal method for convenient, fast, secure electronic file distribution, as the sender doesn’t need to worry whether the recipient has a compatible Zip utility. With WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1, users can send smaller Zip files with the added security of AES encryption and the files will unzip automatically for the recipient.

“Generating self-extracting Zip files with WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 will make it much easier and faster for users to safely share their files,” said Edwin Siebesma, President of WinZip Computing. “Whether you are an individual who wants to make photos available for download from your personal website or you are an IT administrator rolling out applications over a network, WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 makes it simple to distribute any variety of files automatically.”

Benefits provided by WinZip® SE 3.1 include:

Works with Windows Vista – WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 is the first version of WinZip Self-Extractor to feature compatibility with Windows Vista. WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 also features a new HTML help system and new Windows Vista icons.

New icon support – WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 now supports larger icons for self-extracting executables, adding support for 96x96, 128x128, and 256x256 icons to existing support for 16x16, 32x32, and 48x48 icon sizes.

New Administrator Option – Using the “Run as Administrator” option, users can specify the privilege level required to run self-extracting executable files and notify Windows Vista automatically.
WinZip Self-Extractor 3.1 builds on the performance capabilities of WinZip Self-Extractor 3.0. This latest version of WinZip Self-Extractor supports the same improved compression technology (PPMd) and advanced encryption (AES with 128- and 256-bit keys) found in WinZip 11.1 and WinZip 11.1 Pro. With these advanced capabilities, users can easily create self-extracting Zip files that are smaller and more secure as a result of the product’s encryption capabilities.

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