NoVirusThanks UPX Easy GUI

Graphical interface to easily compress and decompress programs, DOS tools, Linux executables and DLLs with UPX, with support for multiple compression levels.

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NoVirusThanks UPX Easy GUI Description

UPX Easy GUI represents a graphical interface for UPX, a command-line utility designed to aid users in easily compressing and decompressing different types of executable files, such as applications, DOS tools, Linux executables and DLLs.

The interface is represented by a standard window with a plain aspect, divided into four main areas, dedicated to compression, decompression, settings and language (multiple choices), respectively.

Pointing out a file for compression or decompression is done using the file browser only, since the drag-and-drop feature is not supported. The process is initialized with the click of a button. You can view details regarding the source file path, command line, initial and resulted size after compression/decompression.

There is one downside here. UPX Easy GUI does not create new files with the new size after decompression but automatically overwrites the original ones, and it does not warn the user. Taking this into account, it is a good idea to create backups beforehand, just in case any issues occur afterward.

As far as program settings are concerned, you can ask UPX Easy GUI to create the aforementioned backups automatically, force compression for suspicious files, as well as skip compressing resources, relocation stripping, the export section, and icons.

Furthermore, you may select the compression level (on a scale of 1-faster to 9-better) as well as create an entry in the Windows Explorer context menu for quick compression and decompression tasks (without restarting Explorer).

We have noticed a minimal CPU and RAM consumption during the tool’s runtime. It commits changes rapidly and carries out a compression/decompression job in no time, delivering significant results in file size. In conclusion, UPX Easy GUI is a pretty decent graphical interface for UPX, and it should please all users looking for an alternative to the command-line console. There is also a portable version available.

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