Platform: Windows XP
License: Time limited demo
Number of downloads: 147
Zip files are good but they require the end user to possess a Zip utility in order to extract the files from within the archive.
A much better option is to convert the Zip file into an executable file, which simply requires the user to double-click on the file in order to extract its contents.
This is exactly what ChilkatZip Self-Extractor does.
Executable files can be created from Zip files of any size and, if you choose to purchase the AES encryption version, you can encrypt the executable at the 128-, 192- or 256-bit levels.
This requires entering a password, which the end user will need to be told in order to run the executable.
Purchase price: $19 or $39 with AES encryption.