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PowerArchiver 2015 v15.04.03

An amazingly comprehensive tool which provides everything you'll need to work with compressed files

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese
Software Cost: $22.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 27 August 2015
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Downloads To Date: 2105
Developer: ConeXware, Inc.
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PowerArchiver 2015
An amazingly comprehensive tool which provides everything you'll need to work with compressed files

PowerArchiver is an archiving tool which crams an array of powerful features into an appealing, easy-to-use interface.

You've no worries about file formats here, for instance, as the program supports just about everything. You get read/ write support for ZIP, ZIPX, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO (ISO9660 and UDF – PRO only), BH, XXE, UUE, yENC, and MIME (Base 64), and read/ extract support for RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, MSI, NSIS, CHM, DMG, RPM, CPIO, VHD, XAR, LZMA, SquashFS, CramFS, ZOO, WIM plus ISO (ISO9660 and UDF) disc image formats.

PowerArchiver offers exceptional security, too. As well as fully supporting the standard ZIP AES encryption standard (128/ 192/ 256-bit), its own PAE standard supports encryption with five different methods: Blowfish (128-bit), DES (64-bit), Triple DES (128-bit), AES 128-bit, and AES 256-bit. The program even has FIPS 140.2 Certification for extra reassurance.

If you're more concerned about the program's practical benefits, there are plenty. It's extremely fast, for instance. VSS and UAC elevation support mean it can cope with problems where other tools fail, compressing files even if they're in use and need administrator access to read. and there are tools to repair archives, convert them between formats, create self-extracting archives and a whole lot more.

PowerArchiver 2015 is here and is a major update. See the "what's new" page for more info.

Verdict:

A polished and professional archiving tool which has a huge array of essential features, yet remains very straightforward to use.

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

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