7-Zip

7-Zip for Windows 7

7-Zip is an application for file archiver with a high compression ratio for GZIP and ZIP formats. It advances its own archive format that also offers a higher compression ratio compared to its peers – up to 40 percent higher. This is primarily because of the LZMA and LZMA2 compression the software uses, which has dictionary sizes and strong compression settings.

7-Zip can be used on any computer, including PCs in a commercial organization. There is also no need for you to pay or register for 7-Zip. The application also works for Vista, Windows 7, XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, ME, NT and 98.

7-Zip offers various features as well, which makes it one of the best options for file compression. It includes an open architecture and strong AES-256 encryptions, which includes both encryptions of file names and password protection. This software application also has localizations for 79 languages, the kind of support which makes 7-Zip a favorite compression software.