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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #959
United States Rank #3,414
Reach 0.7217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.54 days
458.52 days >
Average installed length: 240.92 days


4.20 Beta 3 (64 Bits) 0.37%
4.20 (32 bits) 0.48%
4.00.0 0.01%

Compresor WinRAR

What is Compresor WinRAR?

WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary. Complete support for RAR (WinRAR native conversion format) and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE, 7z, and Z archives. Optional archive encryption using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with a 128-bit key. Data redundancy is provided via recovery records and recovery volumes, allowing reconstruction of damaged archives. The ability to create self-extracting and multi-volume (split) archives.

About  (from win.rar GmbH)

There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. 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, ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\winrar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Compresor 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
  • 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 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9C949A7-5156-4D6F-86B4-E1C7A5830300}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{458CC297-ADAC-4CF4-B2A2-BA817B4A6D84}' (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:9.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1174992300%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05216122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.06533801%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Compresor WinRAR?

You can uninstall Compresor 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 Compresor 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 Compresor WinRAR.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.04%
Windows 10 16.17%
Windows XP 14.84%
Windows Vista 4.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.74%
Windows 7 Professional 12.66%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.11%
Windows 7 Starter 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.07% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 25.07%
  Mexico 14.84%
  United States 13.08%
  Argentina 12.92%
  Colombia 9.24%
  Peru 6.06%
  Chile 3.55%
  Venezuela 3.36%
  Ecuador 3.01%
  Costa Rica 1.10%
  BO 1.07%
  Uruguay 1.00%
  Guatemala 0.67%
  France 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.03%
Acer 22.98%
Dell 15.16%
ASUS 7.12%
Toshiba 5.84%
Samsung 4.53%
Intel 3.94%
Lenovo 3.63%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Sahara 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.78%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 4.30%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.75%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.46%
INTEL DG31PR 2.39%

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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