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Author Topic: WinZip Annoying Pop Ups  (Read 2298 times)
K4HB
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« on: February 19, 2019, 03:24:14 PM »

Other than deleting WinZip or giving in to their marketing scheme, how does one get rid of these annoying pop ups?



I currently have version 22. Searched online, and first WinZip claims this happens to those with a free or trial version, but I paid for version 22. Followed a couple of listed instructions and removed the string for WinZip notifier. Changed the value from 0 to 1 in No Update Check. I did this last year and still get these pop ups. I'm running Windows 10.

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OZ8AGB
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 01:26:30 AM »

Simply buy a license or uninstall and try one of the free alternatives:
https://www.izarc.org/
https://www.7-zip.org/
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K7MEM
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 05:34:52 AM »

The popup is not saying you don't have a license for version 22. It is only saying that version 23 is available and that you can upgrade. So you are probably not going to get rid of that message.

Current users of WinZip can upgrade at 50% of the WinZip list price.

However, there are free alternatives, as OZ8AGB indicated. I use 7-zip. I am also running Windows 10 work in Cygwin very often. 7-zip can pack and unpack everything that I work with.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 06:14:02 AM »

I copied this from a Google search:

Straight from WinZip support! What an admission!

Mukesh Kumar (WinZip)
December 26, 2017, 05:03 EST
Hello,

Those messages are being displayed by the Update Notifier feature. To end those messages, you will need to remove the "WinZip UN" string value in this key of each machine's registry:

HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

With that string gone, Update Notifier will not start up after the computer is restarted.

For future installs, the best way to prevent this sort of marketing message is to prevent the "Update Notifier" feature from being installed. You would need to either edit the INSTALLUPDATENOTIFIER property in the MSI file so that it has the value "0" or make the same change by way of a command line similar to this:

msiexec /i winzipxxx-64.msi /qn INSTALLUPDATENOTIFIER=0

The "***" above should be replaced by the WinZip version number to match your MSI file.

Thanks,
Mukesh, WinZip Technical Support
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K4HB
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 07:23:15 AM »

I copied this from a Google search:

Straight from WinZip support! What an admission!

Mukesh Kumar (WinZip)
December 26, 2017, 05:03 EST
Hello,

Those messages are being displayed by the Update Notifier feature. To end those messages, you will need to remove the "WinZip UN" string value in this key of each machine's registry:

HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

With that string gone, Update Notifier will not start up after the computer is restarted.

I did exactly that and removed the string value for Update Notifier (WinZip UN) in the registry keys as shown in my message above. I also changed the value of No Update Check from 0 to 1 as shown above.

Thanks to all who replied. I'll wait a little longer to see if any other suggestions come along. If there is absolutely no other way of getting rid of this pop up, I'll uninstall Winzip and try 7-zip as suggested. Perhaps this strategy works with some people, or else Winzip wouldn't be doing it. Being annoyed does not inspire me to buy a product, it has quite the opposite effect. I don't believe anyone should be bothered with pop ups, nag screens, ads/commercials, or anything else of the sort if they pay for a service. That's one reason I don't have cable or satellite TV.
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