WinZip is the most familiar compressor on the net, and it is not fortunate, because it is easy to use and it has many options which we can do with one click.
It supports various compression formats, such as TAR, gzip, UUencode, XXencode, BinHex, and MIME. ARJ, LZH, and ARC
This allows you to manage your files in your own favorite folder.
A very good feature is that it allows its use with an antivirus without decompress all the files for their scan.
You can combine winzip in the contextual menu, so you only have to click the right button of any file to compress / decompress, really be interesting and save a lot of time.
It compresses and decompresses files with a very extraordinary accuracy in few seconds.