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Should I remove WinRAR 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,459
United States Rank #3,278
Reach 0.2537%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.13 days
357.82 days >
Average installed length: 188.01 days


5.21.0 100.00%

WinRAR 5.21 32-bit


WinRAR 5.21 32-bit is a software program developed by win.rar GmbH. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 winrar.exe. The setup package generally installs about 71 files and is usually about 4.03 MB (4,226,216 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of WinRAR 32-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Help link: www.rarlab.com/feedback.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 5.21 32-bit

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
Additional files:
  • Ace32Loader.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (32 bit UnAceV2.Dll loader)
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - Command line RAR
  • RarExt.dll - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt32.dll
  • RarExt64.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRAR.exe
  • 7zxa.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' 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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B89713B9-1898-4BEF-A846-8388C48D86B1}' (runs on registration).
  • UnRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8FE242A8-3EC1-44B9-B206-024F577B94F6}' (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:7.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0271479483%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01770178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944617%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.24 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:681 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WinRAR 32-bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR 32-bit 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 WinRAR 5.21 (32-bit), 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 WinRAR 32-bit.

Win 10 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.81%
Windows 7 39.58%
Windows XP 2.66%
Windows Vista 1.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.97%
Windows 10 Pro 13.34%
Windows 7 Professional 9.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.15%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.93%
  Italy 12.87%
  Brazil 7.29%
  France 7.27%
  Spain 3.39%
  Germany 2.88%
  United Kingdom 2.70%
  Mexico 1.81%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Colombia 1.21%
  India 1.14%
  Turkey 1.14%
  DZ 1.09%
  Argentina 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.00%
Acer 21.46%
Dell 15.42%
ASUS 14.39%
Lenovo 8.77%
Samsung 5.43%
Toshiba 4.82%
Intel 1.00%
American Megatrends 0.87%
MSI 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.22%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.57%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.20%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.20%

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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