Disable WinZip applets: Image Manager, PDF Express, Secure Backup

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About WinZip applets

Applets are the utilities that can be launched from within WinZip.

For example, you can add, delete, or extract pages from a PDF file or add a watermark in WinZip PDF Express without opening WinZip. The applets consolidate and expand upon tools used for specific workflows.

WinZip includes the following applets:

WinZip Enterprise and WinZip Pro Edition include the following applets:

Disabling applets using the custom installation

Note: The custom installation is available for the Enterprise version only. But some of the configurable properties will work for the WinZip Pro and Standard versions.

Please refer to KB 125824 to know more about the custom installation.

You can use the following parameters:

Feel free to visit the WinZip Enterprise Admin Guide for more having the full list of arguments.

Disabling applets in the existing installation

To disable WinZip applets in the existing installation, you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Open the Registry Editor > Start menu > Type Registry Editor > Press Enter.

2. In the left pane, browse to and click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\Policies.

3. Locate the policies that you want to disable from the list below: 

4. Disable the policies by double-clicking on each one and changing its value to 1.

5. Close the Registry Editor.

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