This format works based on the main compression algorithm LZMA. It was originally used in 7-Zip archives. Other compression algorithms can be used in 7z since this format has open architecture for developers. It has a high compression coefficient. The encryption algorithm is AES-256.
This is one of the most common file compression formats. It was created by Russian programmer Evgeny Roshal. The format allows one to break up an archived file into several parts, to block an archive to prevent accidental modification, and to enhance data recovery (helps to renew a damaged archive). It has a 128-bit AES algorithm.