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PeaZip is a security oriented free cross-platform file archiver utility that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX... free alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar proprietary software.
- Create 7Z, ARC, BZ2, GZ, *PAQ, PEA, QUAD/BALZ, TAR, UPX, WIM, XZ, ZIP files
- Open and extract ACE, ARJ, CAB, DMG, ISO, LHA, RAR, UDF, ZIPX files and more, over 200 archive types supported
Features of PeaZip includes: scan inside archives with system antivirus, batch creation and extraction of multiple archives at once, convert files, create self-extracting archives, split and join files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hash and checksum, export job definition as script.
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Scan archives file contents with antivirus / antimalware software in order to detect packed / zipped malware and resolve possible security issues before actual archive content extraction takes place, is a common best practice when unpacking compressed files from sources that cannot be trusted without a minimum degree of verification - or if the archive file has been exposed to potential threats in the process in example downloaded through an untrusted connection, or stored on a server whose reliability cannot be verified, received by mail as attachment.
PeaZip meets this security requirement integrating antivirus / antimalware scan option both from the filesystem (scan uncompressed files or entire archive files before browsing them) and for files inside archives, allowing to scan selected compressed (zip, 7z, rar, or in any other read supported format) files before extraction with anti-virus and anti-malware software.
As role of thumb, anyway, before any other action you are adviced to:
|This feature is especially useful when dealing with encrypted archives, as live scan of resident antivirus cannot verify the content of the archive until the password is provided and the un-zipped content is accessible for inspection in unencrypted form - making the archive manager application the first line of defense for detecting those incoming threats.|
- trust only downloads and attachments from secure, reputable, trusted (and verifiable) sources
- verify that the data matches known hash values in order, to guarantee the intended content was actually downloaded, and that no data corruption or forgery happened neither on the data storage server, neither during the transmission process
Read more on antivirus software Wikipedia page, and online guide pages about how to protect files and safety practices for sharing data.
|Please note you will need to enter archive password (from padlock icon in PeaZip context menu) in order to scan encrypted files.|
PeaZip's 'Open with' menu, auto configure itself to show option to analyze archive files (or analyze compressed files inside archives) with detected antivirus / antimalware software. The menu is also available from Run with buttom in File Tools tool bar.
This funtion is available also inside archives, as 'Extract and open with' and alternatively as 'Preview with' which keeps the output in a temporary work folder PeaZip will take care to clean up.
This allows to inspect content of archives which the antivirus software itslef is not able to access, either because encrypted or because compressed in a format the antivirus software does not support.
Following security programs are supported as scanners - which means the application is automatically detected and properly configured by PeaZip without requiring user manually configuring the scan, which anyway is always possible if desired *:
Inspecting untrusted compressed & encrypted files, running the analisys before make use of the content, can severely reduce chances of PUP / PUA, virus, malware, or other unwanted, harmful software (keyloggers, sypware, adware, ransomware...), to enter the system.
AVG Anti-Virus Free
Avira AntiVir Personal
ClamWin (Open Source antivirus)
Comodo Cleaning Essentials
ESET Smart Security, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM)
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Microsoft Windows Defender
Spybot Search & Destroy
Moreover, PeaZip can open as archives (and inspect for malware) most executable, installers, and resource file types (.exe, .msi, .dll, .sys), CAB, Java JAR, Flash SWF / FLV, and most document types like OpenDocuments ODF files, and both classic MS Office formats (.doc, .xls, .pps, .ppt) and new Office Open XML formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx), allowing browsing and in-depth security scanning of embedded resources to help finding possible source of infection inside container files.
* Organize > Applications (Alt+9) allows to integrate / remove / modify custom applications in 'Open with menu', scripting the options to be passed to the executable program (or batch script).
This menu can obviously be used, alongside for security purpose, for setting up custom favourite most used software to open selected files, in example Notepad, most common browsers, media players and image viewers are auto-configured by PeaZip, and can be customized by end users.
Useful online resources: Avast, AVG, Avira, Comodo, ESET, Malwarebytes commercial antivirus programs (with free versions), ClamWin open source antivirus, Spybot Search&Destroy popular antimalware application, VirusTotal online meta-scanner employing multiple anti-malware and anti-virus detection engines.
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