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Should I remove Archiveur WinRAR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #35,408
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5.50.1 3.08%
5.40.0 1.54%
5.31.0 1.54%
5.30.0 7.69%
5.21.1 1.54%
5.21.0 1.54%
5.20.0 3.08%
5.11.0 3.08%
5.10.0 7.69%
5.01.0 13.85% 1.54%
5.00.0 4.62%
4.20.0 23.08%
4.11.0 7.69%
4.10.5 1.54%
4.10.0 3.08%
4.01.0 6.15%
4.00.0 7.69%

Archiveur WinRAR

What is Archiveur WinRAR?  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.


Archiveur WinRAR is a program developed by win.rar GmbH. The most used version is 4.20.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is winrar.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.38 MB (3,540,316 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of Archiveur WinRAR come from France, it is also popular in DZ and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Help link: www.rarlab.com/feedback.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Archiveur WinRAR

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
(From the publisher) “There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. Over 500 million users world-wide make WinRAR the worlds's most popular...”
Additional files:
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRAR.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDFC2FB1-4D09-4265-99CD-251B93A39034}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.

How do I remove Archiveur WinRAR?

You can uninstall Archiveur WinRAR from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Archiveur WinRAR, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Archiveur WinRAR.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.38%
Windows 10 16.92%
Windows XP 6.15%
Windows Vista 1.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.15%
Windows Se7en Titan 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.29% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 34.29%
  DZ 30.00%
  MA 11.43%
  United States 10.00%
  TN 2.86%
  Egypt 1.43%
  United Kingdom 1.43%
  Greece 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%
  CM 1.43%
  MR 1.43%
  CI 1.43%
  RE 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Acer 27.45%
Dell 11.76%
ASUS 7.84%
Samsung 5.88%
Toshiba 3.92%
Lenovo 1.96%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 3.28%
Dell OptiPlex 790 3.28%
ASUSTeK K73SV 1.64%
ASUSTeK K70IJ 1.64%
Acer Aspire 7730ZG 1.64%
Acer Extensa 2519 1.64%

About win.rar GmbH

Alexander Roshal's WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility and is available as a shareware for most Wndows versions.
Publisher URL: www.ralabs.com


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