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a perfect program to compress and decompress archives.
7-Zip is a program specially designed for file compression and decompression. It stands out for supporting a wide variety of compression formats, such as 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM. It also decompresses Zip archives in ARJ, CAB, CHM, RAR and others.
Various supported formats: this program can compress files in LZMA, 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, WIM, XZ and TAR formats.
You can create self-extracting files for easy retrieval.
7Zip can also decompress the following file formats: ARJ, CHM, CPIO, CAB, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
You can also encrypt your files with a password. The encryption uses AES-256 for preventing piracy.