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2% remove it98% keep it
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WinRAR 4.00 beta 1 32-bit

What is WinRAR beta 1 32-bit?

WinRAR version 4 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 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.


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 10 files and is usually about 3.65 MB (3,826,440 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.00 beta 1 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.

How do I remove WinRAR beta 1 32-bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR beta 1 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 4.00 beta 1 (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 beta 1 32-bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.23%
Windows XP 12.11%
Windows 10 9.47%
Windows Vista 4.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.53%
Windows 8 Pro 1.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.84% of installs come from IQ
Which countries install it?
  IQ 25.84%
  United States 20.38%
  Israel 5.46%
  Egypt 4.62%
  MA 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  India 2.52%
  Saudi Arabia 2.31%
  LY 1.89%
  Iran 1.89%
  Germany 1.89%
  Italy 1.68%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Indonesia 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Acer 18.59%
Toshiba 5.13%
ASUS 4.81%
Lenovo 2.56%
Samsung 2.24%
Sony 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.96%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.67%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.21%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.29%

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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