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Should I remove WinRAR 32 bits?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #31,155
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 46.97 days
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Average installed length: 406.38 days


4.00.0 100.00%

WinRAR 4.00 32 bits

What is WinRAR 32 bits?

Version 4.00 speeds up decompression by up to 30%. Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT are no longer supported; the minimum Windows version required is Windows 2000. WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility that is able to create RAR archives natively. WinRAR supports RAR (WinRAR native conversion format) and ZIP archives, and unpacking of ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE, 7z, and Z archives.

About  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a 32-bit Window version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, solid compression, archive protection from damage, processing of ZIP and other non-RAR archives, scanning archives for viruses, programmable self-extra...  Read more


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 main program executable is winrar.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.87 MB (4,055,815 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.00 32 bits

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
Additional files:
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (WinRAR shell extension)
  • Uninstall.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - Uninstall WinRAR
  • Rar.exe - Command line RAR
  • RarExt64.dll
  • UnRAR.exe

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}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.

How do I remove WinRAR 32 bits?

You can uninstall WinRAR 32 bits 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 4.00 (32 bits), 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 bits.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.43%
Windows 10 7.04%
Windows Vista 6.77%
Windows XP 6.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.23%
Windows 7 Professional 17.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 2.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.98% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 60.98%
  MA 10.50%
  DZ 7.37%
  United States 5.59%
  Belgium 4.09%
  TN 3.68%
  Canada 1.64%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  CI 0.68%
  Luxembourg 0.55%
  Spain 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.41%
  SN 0.41%
  CM 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.84%
Acer 25.05%
ASUS 15.79%
Dell 15.16%
Toshiba 5.89%
Samsung 2.53%
Lenovo 0.84%
Sony 0.84%
Sahara 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.28%
HP 620 2.26%
ASUSTeK K52JT 1.89%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 1.89%

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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