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WinRAR 5.40
In the relatively crowded field of RAR and ZIP archiver and compressor software, WinRAR manages to stand out. And it does that not only by being one of the fastest programs of its kind, but also for its ability to compress files that are much smaller than other programs. On top of these substantial advantages, you can enjoy all the great features included in WinRAR.

You can use WinRAR to easily convert compressed files from one format to another. Also, the program gives you the ability to protect your files by using password protection. The program also provides excellent encryption options, as well as a virus scanning feature. If one of your files becomes corrupt, WinRAR is there to help, as it includes a repair feature. And if you want send a lot of data to someone who doesn’t have software to extract ZIP or RAR files, WinRAR is perfect for you, as it gives you the ability to create self-extracting files.

With such good features and performance, WinRAR is really worth a try. And its 40-day free trial period, there is really no reason why you shouldn’t.

Software Review

Compresses and decompresses files and folders

WinRAR is a program that allows users to archive and compress files by creating RAR and ZIP files. The program is able to very quickly compress files to a smaller size than other similar programs. With WinRAR, users can also unpacked a large variety of file formats, such as RAR, ZIP, ACE, ARJ, BZIP2, CAB, EXE, GZ, ISO, JAR, LHA, TAR, UUE, XZ, Z, and others. The program also allows users to add encryption to the files they created, and also includes virus scanning and an option to restore corrupt files. The files created by WinRAR can also be programmed as self-extracting files. WinRAR’s interface is intuitive and easy to use, even for beginners. Files can be dragged and dropped to be saved.

The program is regularly updated and there have been many versions of it through the years. While mostly used with several versions of Microsoft Windows, there are also versions of WinRAR for Android, as well as for Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and MS-DOS. The program can be downloaded and used for a trial period of 40 days. WinRAR is available in 41 languages, including English, Portuguese, French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, German and more.


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Astro says:
  • Conversions are better than alternatives
  • Fully functional with many compression formats
  • Single click sufficient to compress files
  • Free version's initial screen isn't ideal
  • Unnecessary notifications during file extractions

Product Details

Rating: 7 (Users7749)
Ranking in File Compression: 1
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License: Free trial
File size: 1.87 MB
Version: 5.40
Last updated: 16/8/2016
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 10
Languages: English, Spanish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, More...
Developer: RARLAB
Download count (English): 91,104
Download count (Worldwide): 2,244,907

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