84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove WinArchiver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #11,471
United States Rank #12,430
Reach 0.0291%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.63 days
254.61 days >
Average installed length: 133.78 days


4.4 0.35%
4.3 0.17%
4.2 0.52%
4.1 0.52%
4.0 4.36%
3.9 4.88%
3.8 4.70%
3.7 8.71%
3.6 9.23%
3.5 3.14%
3.4 17.25%
3.3 15.33%
3.2 7.14%
3.1 5.40%
3.0 4.88%
2.9 6.10%
2.7 7.32%



WinArchiver is a software program developed by Power Software Ltd. The most common release is 3.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 winarchiver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.61 MB (5,880,796 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 39% of users of WinArchiver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinArchiver
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinArchiver\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 5.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinArchiver

Program executable:winarchiver.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winarchiver\winarchiver.exe
Additional files:
  • WASHELL.DLL - WinArchiver Shell Dynamic Link Library (WinArchiverShell DLL)
  • WAHELPER.EXE - WinArchiver Virtual Drive Manager
  • uninstall.exe - WinArchiver Setup
  • MACDll.dll (by Matthew T. Ashland) - Monkey's Audio (Monkey's Audio DLL Library)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • lame_enc.dll
  • libFLAC.dll
  • setup64.exe
  • wacmd.exe
  • WAService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • WASHELL.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinArchiver' with a class of {A6630968-27DC-8DB8-9BCE-E12B3198A9B1}.
  • WAService.exe runs as a service named 'WinArchiver Service' (WinArchiver Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WAHELPER.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WAHELPER.EXE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WinArchiver\WAHELPER.EXE".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000223420%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001019%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001215%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,217
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:54 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WinArchiver?

You can uninstall WinArchiver 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 WinArchiver, 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 WinArchiver.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.67%
Windows 10 36.59%
Windows XP 4.01%
Windows Vista 1.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.71%
Windows 8.1 8.80%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.16%
Windows 10 Home 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.02%
  United Kingdom 6.79%
  Canada 3.79%
  India 3.32%
  Australia 2.53%
  Egypt 2.37%
  Netherlands 2.21%
  Italy 2.21%
  Germany 2.21%
  Iran 1.90%
  Saudi Arabia 1.74%
  Spain 1.74%
  DZ 1.58%
  France 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 21.31%
Acer 13.07%
ASUS 12.78%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 5.97%
Samsung 3.13%
Intel 1.70%
Alienware 1.42%
MSI 1.14%
Medion 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.28%
ASUS All Series 3.74%
Acer Aspire 5739G 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.14%

Publisher URL: www.powersoftware.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.