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Should I remove WinRAR beta 8 64-bit?

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8% remove it92% keep it
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WinRAR 5.00 beta 8 64-bit

What is WinRAR beta 8 64-bit?

WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility that supports RAR, and ZIP and can unpack ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE and 7z compressed archives. Version 5 uses the RAR5 archive format that cannot be managed by old versions of WinRAR. This format features a maximum 1GB dictionary (only in 64bit version), better multicore support, it removes multimedia, text and itanium binaries special compression algorithms.

About  (from win.rar GmbH)

WinRAR is a 32-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, solid compression, archive protection from damage, processing of ZIP and other non-RAR archives, scanning archives for viruses, programmable self-extr...  Read more


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 19 files and is usually about 5.49 MB (5,754,236 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rarlab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinRAR 5.00 beta 8 64-bit

Program executable:winrar.exe
WinRAR archiver
Path:C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe
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.
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 '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}.
Scheduled Task
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5FBBFF59-8299-4218-8FBA-FB36FA05B7D9}' (runs on registration).

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 beta 8 64-bit?

You can uninstall WinRAR beta 8 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 5.00 beta 8 (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 8 64-bit.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.53%
Windows 10 45.06%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.20%
Windows 8.1 10.79%
Windows 7 Professional 8.75%
Windows 8 7.06%
Windows 8 Pro 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.91%
  United Kingdom 5.82%
  Canada 4.77%
  Italy 3.98%
  India 3.14%
  Sweden 2.78%
  Australia 2.73%
  Egypt 2.46%
  IQ 2.15%
  Brazil 1.78%
  France 1.78%
  Israel 1.68%
  Turkey 1.62%
  Philippines 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.48%
Dell 17.23%
Acer 16.57%
ASUS 14.13%
Toshiba 6.58%
Lenovo 5.47%
Samsung 5.47%
MSI 1.33%
Alienware 0.96%
Intel 0.89%
Apple 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.60%
ASUS All Series 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.92%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.72%

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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