We have a need to remove 7-zip from all the computers in our organisation it is currently installed on. It does not respect the "NoDrives" or "NoViewOnDrive" group policy settings, has no plans to update to support those (https://sourceforge.net/p/sevenzip/feature-requests/545/?limit=25) and also now has a major security vulnerability.
We did look for alternatives but the free ones that we found also shared the same issue, and after reviewing the situation we found that very few users needed to open any archives that weren't .zip files, which are natively supported by Windows.
However, we have a mixture of different versions of 7-zip, not all of which will have the same uninstall method. We have mostly 9.20 but there will be some 15.x versions as well.
Is there a universal uninstaller for this program like there is for things such as Java or Flash? Or, could a script or batch file be created to cope with the different possibilities?
Dan Jackson (Lead ITServices Technician)
Long Road Sixth Form College
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