Definition: File compression software allows you to compress large files or bundle a number of files into smaller, more maneuverable compression file types such as ZIP and RAR for easier distribution and sharing in the workplace or amongst friends.
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
The world’s most popular Zip utility for file compression, encryption, packaging, and data backup.
IZArc is the best freeware winzip/winrar alternative.
TUGZip is a powerful award-winning freeware archiving utility for Windows that provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
WinAce is not just another archiving shell. With it's own powerful compression format ACE and built-in support for other popular compression types like ZIP, RAR and MS-CAB (to name a few), WinAce could actually become the only archiver you need.
7. Universal Extractor
Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive
Extract 36 and save 8 formats, one-click unzip through speed extractor, make self extractors (SFX, EXE), recover lost passwords, command line, easy enough for kids, powerful enough for IT pros - Just a few reasons to download ALZip today.