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Should I remove WinRAR 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #7,614
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 173.19 days


5.20.0 100.00%

WinRAR 5.20 32-bit


WinRAR 5.20 32-bit is a software program developed by win.rar GmbH. 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 17 files and is usually about 4.38 MB (4,590,847 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 37% of users of WinRAR 32-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

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: 4.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 5.20 32-bit

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
Additional files:
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • 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}.

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 5.20 (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 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.84%
Windows 7 45.03%
Windows XP 3.42%
Windows Vista 1.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.54%
Windows 10 Home 19.07%
Windows 10 Pro 13.85%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.57%
Windows 8.1 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.11%
  Italy 10.54%
  France 5.17%
  Brazil 4.71%
  Germany 4.64%
  Netherlands 4.57%
  Spain 3.31%
  United Kingdom 2.39%
  Sweden 1.86%
  India 1.72%
  Russia 1.66%
  Turkey 1.33%
  DZ 0.93%
  Philippines 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.23%
Hewlett-Packard 22.21%
ASUS 15.53%
Dell 14.38%
Lenovo 7.45%
Samsung 5.26%
Toshiba 3.98%
Intel 1.16%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.33%
ASUS All Series 4.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
LENOVO 20351 2.33%
ASUSTeK X553MA 2.00%

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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