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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #16,477
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2.8 48.31%
2.6 4.49%
2.5 7.12%
2.4 8.99%
2.3 3.37%
2.2 24.34%
2.1 3.37%

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WinArchiver is a software program developed by WinArchiver Computing. The most common release is 2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 12 files and is usually about 4.82 MB (5,058,949 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 46% of users of WinArchiver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinArchiver
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinArchiver\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.82 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)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • uninstall.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}.

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) 70%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.53%
Windows XP 10.11%
Windows 10 8.24%
Windows Vista 6.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.24%
Windows 8.1 2.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.42%
  United Kingdom 9.66%
  Iran 5.61%
  Canada 4.05%
  Australia 2.49%
  Belgium 2.18%
  Germany 1.87%
  France 1.56%
  New Zealand 1.56%
  Singapore 1.25%
  Brazil 1.25%
  Thailand 1.25%
  India 1.25%
  Sweden 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.54%
Hewlett-Packard 20.37%
Acer 14.81%
Toshiba 9.26%
Samsung 4.32%
Lenovo 3.09%
Intel 3.09%
ASUS 3.09%
Sony 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.42%
Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 1.77%
ASUSTeK CM1730/CM1830 1.77%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.77%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.77%


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