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WinRAR 5.31 beta 1 32-bit


WinRAR 5.31 beta 1 32-bit is a software program developed by win.rar GmbH. 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). 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 10 files and is usually about 4.14 MB (4,341,779 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 32% of users of WinRAR beta 1 32-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 5.31 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5B287936-2CD5-4CFA-80D5-E2736CFA74EC}' (runs on registration).

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 5.31 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 10 48%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.33%
Windows 7 44.50%
Windows XP 5.26%
Windows Vista 1.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.19%
Windows 10 Home 20.29%
Windows 10 Pro 19.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.93%
  Italy 20.59%
  India 6.30%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Indonesia 3.36%
  DZ 2.52%
  Philippines 2.52%
  MA 1.68%
  BD 1.26%
  Canada 1.26%
  Germany 1.26%
  Malaysia 1.26%
  Romania 1.26%
  Russia 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.13%
Hewlett-Packard 24.03%
Dell 17.83%
Lenovo 10.08%
ASUS 9.30%
Intel 3.10%
Alienware 1.55%
Samsung 1.55%
Toshiba 1.55%
Common models
ASUSTeK 1005HA 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 1440 1.87%
Gigabyte H81M-S2PV 1.87%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.87%
HP 250 G4 Notebook PC 1.87%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.87%

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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