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The main features of 7-Zip    * High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression

    * Supported formats:

          o Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR

          o Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS

    * For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip

    * Self-extracting capability for 7z format

    * Integration with Windows Shell

    * Powerful File Manager

    * Powerful command line version

    * Plugin for FAR Manager

    * Localizations for 63 languages



Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether its a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress (see details below), but so far its proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.