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WinRAR 4.01 beta 1 64-bit

What is WinRAR beta 1 64-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 11 files and is usually about 4.28 MB (4,485,599 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 4.01 beta 1 64-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
  • RarExt32.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRar.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.

How do I remove WinRAR beta 1 64-bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR beta 1 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 4.01 beta 1 (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 beta 1 64-bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.09%
Windows 10 22.35%
Windows Vista 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.03%
Windows 7 Professional 7.87%
Windows 10 Home 6.18%
Windows 8 Pro 4.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.67%
  Italy 8.72%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Canada 6.15%
  Czech Republic 3.59%
  Germany 3.08%
  Sweden 3.08%
  Australia 2.56%
  Argentina 2.05%
  Indonesia 2.05%
  Thailand 2.05%
  Egypt 1.54%
  Spain 1.54%
  Finland 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.61%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 16.13%
ASUS 14.52%
Sony 4.03%
Toshiba 3.23%
Lenovo 2.42%
Alienware 2.42%
Intel 1.61%
Samsung 1.61%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
eMachines EL1352G 2.65%

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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