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What is 7z920.exe?

7z920.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about 7z920.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

7z920.exe does not have any version or vendor information.

Digital signatures [?]

7z920.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the 7z920.exe file.

None of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the 7z920.exe file.

Filename variants

7z920.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

7z920.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\. The most common variants are listed below:

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to 7z920.exe:

7z920.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

7z920.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

7z920.exe has stopped working.

End Program - 7z920.exe. This program is not responding.

7z920.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

7z920.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with 7z920.exe. 63% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 27 users.

User vote results: There were 17 votes to remove and 10 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

kay writes

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This file 7z920.exe just appeared on my PC a couple of days ago. it looks like it may be an open surce software for compressing files, but I did not ask for this or download it. One website - remove says it's a malicious virus that can make your computer unusable. Other old comments say it's just a file compression software from source forge. says it was not detected by most malware cloud scanning engines.
i would like to remove it but don't know how. it does not show up in programs under control panel, though it does show up in here: c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\windows\start menu\programs. I could open it and use it I think, but do not trust it. your thoughts?

# 19 Apr 2014, 14:45

Roger Karlsson writes

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@kay: I think the 7z920.exe file is safe. Maybe it was installed with some other software that uses it as a compression tool. You can check file modification dates to see if something else was installed at the same time.

# 24 May 2014, 11:31

strpeter writes

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I can clarify: It is the update 9.20 (2010-11-18) for the compression tool 7zip.

See the homepage for more details.

# 9 Mar 2015, 1:20

jack writes

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mine is not installing properly and i cant open it

# 28 Mar 2015, 3:34

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