WinZip is an archiving tool that has enjoyed popularity with Windows users for many decades. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, WinZip used to be included in all the CD/DVDs that came included with computer magazines. It was considered an essential software for all the Windows users.
Now things have changed a little because Windows comes with a built-in feature to decompress archives and many open-source tools have gained some popularity. WinZip now comes with a number of interesting and useful features that so many of the Windows users love.
Like many other software, WinZip also comes with automatic updates feature. WinZip can check the internet for the updates if available. But if you want to disable the automatic updates for WinZip. Here is how:
- Launch WinZip, click on the File menu and then select WinZip settings.
- In the. WinZp settings window, select the category named Updates.
- You will find many options to choose for the automatic updates – automatically check every week, ask before checking for the updates and disable the updates. In order to completely disable the automatic updates, you should choose Do not check for the updates.
- Close the WinZip settings window by clicking on the OK button. WinZip will warn you about disabling the updates, but you can dismiss it and proceed.
It is always important to have the latest version of operating system updates installed. This is because the latest updates patch some of the known vulnerabilities used by malware. The same is true for the third-party software such as WinZip. This is why you should always keep the latest version of WinZip installed.
For keeping the newest version of WinZip on your PC, you can either enable the automatic updates and let it check for the updates every week. Or you can manually check for the updates yourself .