For the older generation, we started with Winzip, then moved on to Winrar and its eternal 90-day trial… Then one day, 7zip appeared. The particularity of this compression software is that it is open source. And with open source (and also free), comes the possibility of modifying it and making it something completely different.
This is where NanaZip comes into play, a clone of 7zip designed for recent Windows versions, which therefore has all the features of its big brother, but also additional things like a context menu adapted to Windows 10/11, the ability to decompile NSIS scripts for NSIS archives, a 7-Zip execution alias to help users migrate to NanaZip, and support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, and Zstandard codecs.
NanaZip also integrates RHash and xxHash hashing algorithms. The software also includes some security elements such as marking all x86 and x64 target binaries to make them compatible with Intel’s Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) Shadow Stack, which helps protect against ROP (stack overflow) attacks.
In short, it’s like 7zip but up to date and well adapted to Windows 11.
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