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Apr 23, 2017
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WinRAR Review

Tina de Pierre

Powerful and versatile RAR and ZIP archiver which can compress, encrypt and create backup files

A review of WinRAR by Tina de Pierre

There are tons of file archivers running around the web these days, but WinRAR is one of the most popular. It's popular because of its easy-of-use. Though it's flexible, WinRAR isn't one of the fastest among its competitors. It is shareware, but does not stop functioning after the initial 30 days have elapsed though every time a new instance is spawned, it'll remind you to register.

The interface is very well layed out though with a Windows 98 look going for it. Several themes are available though from the publisher's web site.

WinRAR supports many different compression formats so it's versatile. Rar, Zip, Gzip, Ace, Jar and ISO files are among what's supported and it also includes Unicode support. Damaged archive repair may also come in handy.

Anyone looking for a compression/decompression program with support for many formats, WinRAR shouldn't be missed!

WinRAR is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from file archivers and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 40 days). The WinRAR 5.40 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

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Compatibility with this winrar archiver software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from RARLAB.

WinRAR has been picked by our users as excellent.
WinRAR has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested WinRAR 5.40 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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