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12% remove it88% keep it
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5.21.0 4.88%
5.20.0 1.22%
5.11.0 2.44%
5.10.0 1.22%
5.01.0 7.32%
5.00.4 1.22%
5.00.2 1.22%
4.20.0 32.93%
4.11.0 14.63%
4.10.2 1.22%
4.10.0 2.44%
4.01.0 18.29%
4.00.7 1.22%
4.00.6 1.22%
4.00.0 8.54%

Arquivo do WinRAR

What is Arquivo do WinRAR?  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a 32-bit / 64-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, solid compression, archive protection from damage, processing of ZIP and other non-RAR archives, scanning archives for viruses, programmable ...  Read more


Arquivo do WinRAR is a software program developed by win.rar GmbH. The most common release 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 primary executable is named winrar.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 4.98 MB (5,222,200 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 81% of users of Arquivo do WinRAR come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Arquivo do WinRAR

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
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.
Additional files:
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll - 64 bit WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExtLoader.exe - 32 bit rarext.dll loader
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRAR.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt32.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 '{FBFEB94A-CE19-49C6-9200-EDD8622D3EC1}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.
  • RarExtLoader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\RarExtLoader.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:35.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018986279%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00163574%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026289%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:880,515
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.62 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.29 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Arquivo do WinRAR?

You can uninstall Arquivo do 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 Arquivo do 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 Arquivo do WinRAR.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.71%
Windows XP 10.98%
Windows 10 6.10%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 13.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.98%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.76%
Windows 7 Starter 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.68% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 80.68%
  United States 10.23%
  Portugal 3.41%
  Spain 1.14%
  Japan 1.14%
  AO 1.14%
  CV 1.14%
  Indonesia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 39.13%
Samsung 15.22%
Dell 13.04%
Lenovo 6.52%
ASUS 6.52%
Hewlett-Packard 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Alienware 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Common models
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 5.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.51%
PositivoAG31AP 3.51%
Samsung N150P 1.75%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.75%

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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