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Should I remove WinRAR 64-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #212
United States Rank #498
Reach 2.6562%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.84 days
732.88 days >
Average installed length: 385.07 days


5.00.2 0.00%
4.20.2 0.00%
4.20.0 99.99%
4.20 Beta 3 (64 Bits) 0.00%
4.01 (32 Bits) 0.00%

WinRAR 4.20 64-bit

What is WinRAR 64-bit?

Since version 4.20 Compression speed in SMP mode has been increased significantly. ZIP compression now uses SMP as well. 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 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.


The most used version is 4.20.0, 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 main program executable is winrar.exe. The software installer includes 277 files and is usually about 4.46 MB (4,672,685 bytes).

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: 4.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.20 64-bit

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
(From the publisher) “There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. Over 500 million users world-wide make WinRAR the worlds's most popular...”
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by RapidRisers 2012) - WinRAR Corporate (Uninstall WinRAR)
  • rarlng.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR-SKY (WinRAR archivátor)
  • ace32loader.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (32 bit UnAceV2.Dll loader)
  • Rar.exe - Command line RAR
  • RarExt.dll - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt32.dll
  • RarExt64.dll
  • RarExtLoader.exe - 32 bit rarext.dll loader
  • UnRar.exe
  • 7zxa.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 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}.
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDFC2FB1-4D09-4265-99CD-251B93A39034}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.
  • RarExtLoader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\RarExtLoader.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 4.20 (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 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.96%
Windows 10 31.51%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Windows XP 0.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.50%
Windows 7 Professional 11.58%
Windows 8.1 5.87%
Windows 8 Pro 4.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.62%
  Germany 8.40%
  Italy 4.82%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Brazil 3.94%
  France 3.45%
  Canada 3.43%
  Netherlands 3.10%
  Spain 2.67%
  Turkey 1.95%
  Australia 1.93%
  India 1.90%
  Iran 1.78%
  Mexico 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.23%
Acer 17.42%
ASUS 16.81%
Dell 16.20%
Samsung 6.03%
Toshiba 5.57%
Lenovo 5.07%
Intel 1.06%
MSI 0.80%
Alienware 0.65%
Medion 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.41%
ASUS All Series 2.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.35%

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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