84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove WinRAR 64-Bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #684
United States Rank #1,681
Reach 0.9967%


5.00.0 99.99%
5.00 0.01%

WinRAR 5.00 64-Bit

What is WinRAR 64-Bit?

WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility that supports RAR, and ZIP and can unpack ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE and 7z compressed archives. Version 5 uses the RAR5 archive format that cannot be managed by old versions of WinRAR. This format features a maximum 1GB dictionary (only in 64bit version), better multicore support, it removes multimedia, text and itanium binaries special compression algorithms.

About  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a 64-bit Windows 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-extr...  Read more


The most common release is 5.00.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 75 files and is usually about 5.85 MB (6,136,445 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlabs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 5.00 64-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
  • rarlng.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRar.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5FBBFF59-8299-4218-8FBA-FB36FA05B7D9}' (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

Total CPU:0.0003017756%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009841%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020337%
0.015104% average

How do I remove WinRAR 64-Bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR 64-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 5.00 (64-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 64-Bit.

Win 10 49%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.64%
Windows 10 48.94%
Windows Vista 0.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.08%
Windows 8.1 11.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.90%
Windows 7 Professional 9.37%
Windows 8 Pro 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.71%
  Germany 6.58%
  Italy 6.14%
  Brazil 5.83%
  France 4.11%
  United Kingdom 3.83%
  Spain 2.84%
  Canada 2.79%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Turkey 2.10%
  India 1.76%
  Iran 1.66%
  Mexico 1.59%
  Romania 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.02%
ASUS 17.30%
Acer 16.74%
Dell 16.49%
Lenovo 6.50%
Samsung 6.25%
Toshiba 5.95%
MSI 1.11%
Intel 1.03%
Alienware 0.61%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.14%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.44%

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


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