For the last few days, I've been intending to look into other zip applications. Windows internal handling is lame, I've not been as pleased with 7zip lately as I used to be, winzip has become posessed by the devil (Refuse to honor my life time registration code I bought years back, when no one bought them, and they promised lifetime free updates...) and WinRar. . . I just never really liked it. (I think it's the icons).
So far, I'm very pleased with Securezip -- the price is absolutely right, and it's fast and effective. Also: I like the icons.