What is wzqkpick.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the wzqkpick.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Wzqkpick.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wzqkpick
Wzqkpick.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WinZip Executable or WinZip belongs to software WinZip or HijackThis by WinZip Computing ( or WinZip Computing LP ( or WinZip Computing, S.L.

Description: Wzqkpick.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wzqkpick.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\WinZip\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 118,784 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes and 7 more variants. 
Wzqkpick.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with wzqkpick.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) completely remove WinZip or HijackThis (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the support page
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wzqkpick.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wzqkpick.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Win Zip Quick Pick from task bar
Win Zip Icon
it is a virus causing frequent errors on hard drive
Its an winzip file from task bar.
WZQKPICK.EXE is a WinZip tray icon
The proggy provides a near-instant additional user interface for winzip, that I never use. It's programmed well, I've never had it fail nor slow down the slowest system in the company, but personally I disable it due to the ever-increasing clutter that takes up a third of my toolbar already.

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Summary: Average user rating of wzqkpick.exe: based on 11 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think wzqkpick.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks wzqkpick.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving wzqkpick issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wzqkpick. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the wzqkpick.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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