WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html Files

Q

What are WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html Temporary Files on my Windows 7 computer? Can I remove them?

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A

WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html Temporary Files are created by the WinZip background process. They are located in the \Users\<userid>\AppData\Local\Temp folder.

By default, WinZip is installed with a background process that checks for updates from WinZip Website. This background process creates 2 or 3 WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html Temporary Files on your computer.

For example, 3 WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html were created in one day:

12/15/2016  04:00 PM     886 WinZipUpdateNotifier_GMT_1481835608.html
12/15/2016  04:01 PM   1,092 WinZipUpdateNotifier_GMT_1481835669.html
12/15/2016  08:00 PM     886 WinZipUpdateNotifier_GMT_1481850053.html

WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html are HTML files. You can open them in a text editor. What you see are 2 JavaScript codes. One of them calls Google tag manager to track your browsing history:

<!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
<html>
   <body>
      <script>
dataLayer = [{
      "installed_language" : "en-US",
      "licence_type" : "0",
      "page_name" : "open.html",
      "user_id" : "C85B7636-1CB0-C85B-7636-1CB0C85B7636",
      "version_number" : "21.0.12288"
}];
      </script>
      <!-- Google Tag Manager -->
      <noscript>
         <iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-NBFDN5"
height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"/>
      </noscript>
      <script>(function(w,d,s,l,i){w[l]=w[l]||[];w[l].push({'gtm.start':
new Date().getTime(),event:'gtm.js'});var f=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],
j=d.createElement(s),dl=l!='dataLayer'?'&l='+l:'';j.async=true;j.src=
'https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id='+i+dl;f.parentNode.insertBefore(j,f);
})(window,document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-NBFDN5');</script>
      <!-- End Google Tag Manager -->
   </body>
</html>

WinZip is really a bad software. There is no need to background process to call WinZip server 2 or 3 times a day to check for updates. How often WinZip is updated?

Yes. You can delete WinZipUpdateNotifier_*.html Temporary Files, or disable the WinZip backgound process.

 

wbxtra_*.wbt Temporary Files

tmp*.json and tmp*.tmp Files

Files in %TEMP% and %TMP% Folders

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