NanaZip: an alternative to 7zip on Windows 11

For the veterans among us, we started with Winzip, then progressed to Winrar with its eternal 90-day trial… and then came 7zip. The standout feature of this compression software is that it is open-source. And as we know, open source (and also free) means the possibility of modifying it and creating something entirely different.

Enter NanaZip, a clone of 7zip designed for recent versions of Windows. It retains all the functionality of its predecessor and adds extra features such as a context menu tailored for Windows 10/11, the ability to decompile NSIS scripts for NSIS archives, a 7-Zip runtime alias to facilitate migration from 7zip to NanaZip, and support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard codecs.

NanaZip also incorporates the hashing algorithms of RHash and xxHash. The software includes certain security elements, such as marking all x86 and x64 target binaries to ensure compatibility with Intel’s Shadow Stack Control-flow technology (CET), offering protection against ROP attacks (stack overflow).

In essence, it’s like 7zip but up to date, well-adapted to Windows 11.

You can find the tool on the Microsoft Store.

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Mohamed SAKHRI

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