Best Archive Utility for Windows-7Zip: Windows has massive list of archiving tools available on web. Choosing a perfect archiving utility depends on what you’ll be using it for. Thetechhacker recommends 7-Zip archiver as best and simple utility for archiving. It is a free tool available for Windows.
7-Zip supports packing and Unpacking of 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM formats, as well as unpacking of ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z. It supports creating archives with high compression 7Z format.
Compression ratio for ZIP and GZIP formats: 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip. It offers strong AES-256 encryption for 7z and ZIP formats. You can also compress files with 7-Zip right from the Windows context menu. 7-Zip works in Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98.