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Compressor WinRAR

What is Compressor 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: 4.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Compressor 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
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRAR.exe
  • WinRAR.exe - WinRAR archiver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9C949A7-5156-4D6F-86B4-E1C7A5830300}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.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 Compressor WinRAR?

You can uninstall Compressor 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 Compressor 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 Compressor WinRAR.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.77%
Windows XP 15.68%
Windows 10 11.81%
Windows Vista 7.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.43%
Windows 7 Professional 10.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.35%
Windows 7 Starter 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.02% of installs come from Portugal
Which countries install it?
  Portugal 41.02%
  Brazil 38.78%
  Spain 10.20%
  United States 5.10%
  France 1.02%
  United Kingdom 0.61%
  MZ 0.41%
  Japan 0.41%
  Belgium 0.20%
  Switzerland 0.20%
  Australia 0.20%
  India 0.20%
  Mexico 0.20%
  DZ 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.33%
Hewlett-Packard 18.86%
ASUS 14.23%
Toshiba 13.88%
Dell 11.03%
American Megatrends 4.98%
Samsung 2.85%
Sahara 2.49%
Intel 1.42%
Common models
Positivo MOBILE 6.21%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 3.39%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 2.82%

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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