IZArc unlike 7-Zip doesn't have its own compression format, but it is compatible with more than 50 different formats among which we will be able to find the most usual one like ZIP, ACE, RAR, CAB, LIB, GZip, TAR, BZip2, RPM, BIN, 7z, etc. and, furthermore, it includes interesting options that we won't be able to find in other programs. For example, CD image conversion between different formats (from BIN to ISO, from NRG to ISO) or the automatic installation of quite a lot of applications that are distributed in compressed files.
Thus, it is a very complete program the main features of which are:
- Integration with Windows by means of the contextual menus.
- Selection of the default antivirus to scan the compressed files.
- Possibility to create self-extracting files.
- Support for the 256-bit AES encryption to provide the maximum security.
- Repair damaged files.