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Should I remove WinRAR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,734
Reach 0.0053%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 124.93 days
958.67 days >
Average installed length: 503.71 days


4.2 100.00%

WinRAR 4.2


WinRAR 4.2 is a program developed by Team-ScKorP. 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 4.03 MB (4,228,884 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 17% of users of WinRAR come from Mexico, it is also popular in Argentina and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Winrar 3.80 [Español] [Full]\WinRAR\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Winrar 3.80 [Español] [Full]\WinRAR\WinRAR\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.03 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.2

  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • UnRAR.exe
  • WinRAR.exe - WinRAR archiver

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}.
  • 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 '{AB3CC861-F762-4348-8C85-CEE7A6C08A20}' (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?

You can uninstall WinRAR 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 4.2, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.46%
Windows 10 31.73%
Windows XP 3.85%
Windows Vista 0.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.46%
Windows 7 Professional 8.65%
Windows 8 Pro 6.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.81%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.31% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 17.31%
  Argentina 16.35%
  Spain 14.42%
  United States 12.50%
  Peru 9.62%
  Colombia 5.77%
  Chile 4.81%
  Venezuela 4.81%
  Uruguay 2.88%
  Ecuador 1.92%
  Costa Rica 1.92%
  El Salvador 1.92%
  Paraguay 1.92%
  Nicaragua 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.85%
Hewlett-Packard 26.15%
Dell 16.92%
ASUS 4.62%
Intel 4.62%
Lenovo 3.08%
Samsung 3.08%
Toshiba 3.08%
Common models
MSI MS-7309 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%
ECS H61H2-CM 2.44%
Acer Aspire V5-431 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite C645D 2.44%


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