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Should I remove RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,961
United States Rank #4,115
Reach 0.1034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.51 days
428.09 days >
Average installed length: 224.93 days


7 9.22%
6.50 7.02%
5.50 3.63%
3.50 50.74%
3.40 4.96%
3.30 6.18%
3.00 2.45%
2.40 10.06%
2.10 1.42%
1.00 4.32%

RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener


RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener is a software program developed by Philipp Winterberg. The most common release is 3.50, 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 primary executable is named rarfileopenknife.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,773,748 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 55% of users of RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.philipp-winterberg.com
Help link: www.rar-file-open-knife.com/rar_file_open_knife_faq.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rar file open knife - free opener
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener

Program executable:rarfileopenknife.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\rar file open knife - free opener\rarfileopenknife.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallRARFileOpenKnife.exe - RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener Installer
  • uninstall.exe
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RARFileOpenKnife.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{970A6EDF-8370-4C9B-B6E9-1951B80FFCA7}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener?

You can uninstall RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener 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 RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener, 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 RAR File Open Knife - Free Opener.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.56%
Windows 10 35.51%
Windows Vista 6.18%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.32%
Windows 8.1 11.35%
Windows 10 Home 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.35%
  United Kingdom 6.93%
  Germany 6.42%
  Canada 4.44%
  Italy 4.17%
  India 1.67%
  Australia 1.63%
  France 1.56%
  Spain 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Malaysia 0.74%
  South Africa 0.70%
  New Zealand 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.68%
Dell 18.85%
Acer 15.54%
Toshiba 11.12%
ASUS 9.15%
Lenovo 5.91%
Samsung 3.55%
Intel 1.10%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.76%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.56%


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