WinZip Self-Extractor v4.0.8421
WinZip® Self-Extractor creates self-extracting Zip files. These self-extracting Zip files are ideal for
electronic file distribution, because they contain multiple compressed files, minimizing download time and
ensuring that important files do not become separated.
Additionally, WinZip Self-Extractor allows the recipient to use a familiar Windows interface to decompress
files without a separate unzip utility.
Self-extracting Zip files can optionally run a "setup" or "installation" program, provided by the creator,
after the files are decompressed.
New Support for Jpeg Compression
Create self-extracting Zip files that contain files compressed with Jpeg compression, delivering up to 25%
compression of JPEG images with no loss in quality
New Support for LZMA Compression
Create self-extracting Zip files that contain files compressed with LZMA compression, delivering powerful
compression for many file types
New Support for WavPack Compression
Create self-extracting Zip files that contain files compressed with WavPack compression, delivering lossless
compression of .WAV (audio) files
New Unicode Support
To ensure international characters are displayed for filenames in a Zip file
Support for Advanced Compression methods
Supports PPMd and Enhanced Deflate compressed files
WinZip Self-Extractor supports icon sizes of 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 96x96, 128x128, and 256x256. Vista png
format icons are also supported.
WinZip Self-Extractor allows you to specify the privilege level at which self-extracting executables may be
run. The “Run as Administrator” option lets you create self-extractors that will prompt Vista users for
elevated privileges so self-extracting software installation packages have the required privilege level to run
on the new OS.
Support for Advanced Encryption
Create self-extracting Zip files that contain AES, 128- or 256-bit key, encrypted files.
WinZip Self-Extractor is wizard driven, which simplifies the process of building self-extracting Zip files.
Easily create and customize your self-extracting Zip files.
Customize software installations
WinZip Self-Extractor can create self-extracting Zip files for software installation using custom icons and
splash screen, set up and about box text, and can run .exe, .com, .bat or .inf files to facilitate software
installation. Standard self-extractors can open any file type in its associated application.
A self-extracting Zip file created by WinZip Self-Extractor can span multiple removable disks.
Invoke from Start/Run command
WinZip Self-Extractor can be run from the "Start" menu's "Run" dialog box by simply typing "wzipse32".
Self-extractors for software installation
WinZip Self-Extractor can create self-extracting Zip files for software installation that can run standard
Microsoft-format .INF files as an alternative to "setup" programs, and can clean up files even if the install
process involves a reboot.
Issue optional command after unzip
There is no practical limit on the length of the optional command issued by self-extracting Zip files after
the unzip operation completes.
International Language Messages
Self-extracting Zip files can be created with English or German messages.
Features available in WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0 that are not available in the Personal Edition include:
* Create smaller self-extracting files from Zip files created with LZMA, Jpeg, WavPack, PPMd and Enhanced
Deflate compression methods.
* Features to allow for prompting of administrator privileges on Windows Vista.
* Features to automate and customize software installation, such as the ability to specify an icon and text
for the main self-extractor dialog box, and to delete temporary files after running a setup program.
* Include sensitive information protected with 128- and 256-bit AES encryption.
* Ability to run a command when the unzip operation completes.
* Self-extracting files can be created from the command line.
* Self-extractors can be created with English or German messages.
* Ability to automatically extract files when the self-extractor file is run.
* A Wizard to simplify the process of building self-extracting files.
* Support custom icons, splash screen and about box text.