DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Zip Pro 2

[message type=”info”]The lucky winners have now been drawn, and the winning names are:

  1. John Durso
  2. Thomas Slobodzian
  3. David Medlin
  4. Linda Murray
  5. Adam Nowak
  6. James Streator
  7. David Stark
  8. Vishvad Orje
  9. Felix Munos
  10. James Morris
  11. Gary Thompson
  12. Robert Rozijn
  13. John Hughes
  14. Scott Allen
  15. Herbet Olmo
  16. Rex E
  17. Siyiang Yang
  18. John Acs
  19. Henry F Sullivan
  20. Aaron Reck

Winners have been notified by email.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who entered, especially those who ‘Shared’ and/or ‘Tweeted’.


The generous folk at Ashampoo have kindly donated 20 licenses (yes TWENTY) for the excellent Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 software for us to giveaway to 20 lucky DCT readers.

Ashampoo Zip Pro 2


Ashampoo ZIP Pro 2 is not only a simple ZIP program, it’s an entire suite that features everything you need to compress, extract, send and encrypt your files. ZIP Pro 2 safely handles 60 formats with ease. Multi-core support speeds up archive creation and optional 256-bit encryption provides that extra bit of security. The integrated automatic backup feature supports both local and external storage solutions such as cloud or FTP services. Disc burning is also included. ZIP Pro 2 can create and mount disc images as virtual drives without the need to extract them first. The new integrated Explorer features a classic split view with instant file previews and quick access to all essential ZIP features. Outlook, Word and Excel add-ins provide instant compression and encryption capabilities from each application. The portable edition runs from external hard disks and flash drives without the need for installation. A total of 8 modules cover everything from file compression and encryption to data backups.

Ashampoo’s ample description just about says it all. Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 is definitely way more than just your average archive software, it’s a full software suite incorporating multiple tools and functionality.

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  • Encryption suite – protect your files with strong 256-bit encryption. Including Office and PDF documents that can be signed and encrypted from within their applications
  • Split-view File Explorer with additional ZIP features. Compress, extract, burn and send files, plus many other useful functions
  • Built-in Cloud Support – upload and download files via Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Sky Drive, Box.Net and Azure right from within the program.
  • Virtual Drives – convert your discs into file images that can then be used like any ordinary disk drive except faster and more convenient. Set up multiple virtual drives and use them in parallel
  • Full Multi-Core Support for blazing speed
  • Disc Burner included – burn any file to CD / DVD / Blu-ray
  • SFX Wizard – create powerful self extracting archives
  • Data Recovery – retrieve damaged archives and recover your files
  • Portable application included – free for Pro users
  • Multi-Functional Context Menus – adds versatile right click menus for associated files


Trust me, that’s only part of what this amazing suite of software can do. Check out all the details and features: Ashampoo Zip Pro Home Page

So How Do You Win

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win Ashampoo Zip Pro 2. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and valid email address in the spaces provided below then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter and/or Facebook. For each person that enters the contest as a result of your share you will earn 2 extra entries as a reward!

Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but encouraged.

Competition Rules:

  • To enter: simply submit your name and a valid email address.
  • You must submit a VALID email address. We need to contact the winner so disposable email addresses will not be eligible.
  • Additional entries may be earned by voluntarily sharing on Facebook and/or on Twitter.
  • Shortly after the contest ends the winner(s) will be chosen at random.
  • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
  • The winner(s) will be notified by email at the email address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid email that you check regularly.
  • Winner(s) must claim their license within 5 days. After the five (5) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at DCT’s sole discretion.
  • Entrants agree to allow DCT to communicate with them by email using the address provided by the entrant when entering the contest.

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18 thoughts on “DCT Giveaway: Ashampoo Zip Pro 2”

  1. Yikes! I do want this software! I read the headline and thought: I have 7-Zip – why do I need anything else. Then I read your description of what Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 does. There are several functions I didn’t realize I needed. I would be very happy if I am one of the 20 lucky winners.

    1. I’m assuming that’s a question Russ?

      Comment because… software vendors like to read good things about their software and, when they do, it encourages them to run more giveaways, hopefully through DCT. 🙂

  2. I would like to be able to compare WinRAR which I use now to Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 and see who wins.

  3. I am thoroughly intrigued by some of the novel new features that Ashampoo is embedding into it’s compression utility – or should I say suite. Encryption is new, but for it to also have a Split-view File Explorer is phenomenal. Windows file manager is horrible. I constantly use other utilities that have split views – but they don’t have zip or unzip or unrar built in. I am very curious about how the Built-in Cloud Support operates. And I’m totally jazzed about anything that has a portability feature! I actually have a number of competing compression utilities embedded in my context menu (peazip, 7zip, powerarchiver, winrar) but I’d love to be able to replace them all with Ashampoo’s ZipPro2.


  4. Usually there are many documents need to organize compression
    Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 is an excellent compression tool
    Hope to get Ashampoo Zip Pro 2
    Effectively help themselves compressed a variety of documents
    Thank you

  5. This is great
    thank you very much
    I need this excellent Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 to help me compress many of my document files
    Ashampoo Zip Pro 2 is simple and powerful I like it
    Many thanks

  6. Gilbert Helland

    I own about a dozen products from Ashampoo. Why? Because the applications are easy and straight-forward to use. I’d like to add this piece of software to my collection.

  7. Another fantastic program from the company Ashampoo, which courtesy and commitment of the portal davescomputertips. com you can get. I’d like to win this program because I have already bought a lot of ashampoo programs. However, other participants in this fun I wish you all the best and good luck and thank you very much to the organizers.

  8. Hello, thanks for another great giveaway, using Ashampoo software every day of my life, its great, and Zip Pro 2 has many new awesome features, like the new 2 pane file manager, portable feature is a must have so i can have my favorite compressor everytime at hand, good luck to all,

  9. Alexander Yudenitsch

    I’ve read all of the above thrice now, but still couldn’t find any notice about when the contest would be closed, only references to “after the contest ends”; after getting the newsletter, I thought it’d be open something like 1-2 weeks, or at least a few days, so left it to return today and enter — and found that “this contest expired”… :-((

    1. So sorry Alexander. There is usually a countdown displaying days and hours left until the giveaway expires.

      This giveaway doesn’t actually expire until 12.01 Monday 21st November. Seems the countdown mechanism has had a crack up. I’ll get it fixed asap.

      Okay, it was a quick fix. The countdown is back working and you can now enter the giveaway.

      Apologies again.

      1. Alexander Yudenitsch

        As the supercalculator said, “Yes, now there is!”…

        Thanks for the lightning-fast reply and solution!

        Not being a Facebook/Twitter user, I guess one entry is all I can get (I feel that all this “‘like’ us and get something as a kickback” trend demeans them all even more — but, when you know that anyone can buy ‘likes’ in any desired quantity, that’s no surprise, anyway).

        I like Ashampoo programs, but they tend to ‘go overboard’ as the versions pile up — but, surprisingly, this one doesn’t seem to offer any search functions, which would seem a ‘natural’ in such a suite, IMHO.

        1. We agree 100% regarding social media requirements, that’s why we never have and never will make it compulsory.

          That said, we gain virtually no benefit whatsoever from running these giveaways and they do involve a heck of a lot of work. So, we really appreciate when people do make the effort to like or share.

        2. Alexander Yudenitsch

          Well, besides not being in Facebook/Twitter/etc., there’s the aspect I mentioned earlier: What would you ‘like’: The company (in this case, Ashampoo)? The product? But, if you’re ‘liking’ as part of a promotion to get a copy of the product, how can you say you “like” it already (besides expectations from the description given)? And, if you’ve never used any of the company’s products before, how can you say you “like” it (besides the fact that they’re willing to give away a few copies of the product, in the hopes it will lead to more sales)?

          As for the promoters of the giveaway (in this case, DCT & you), those I WOULD ‘like’, if I was into social media… Thanks again for all your efforts and attention!

  10. Wow, this is a very comprehensive package. Ashampoo does it again, they do produce some excellent software. Well worth winning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

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