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What is RAR.exe?

RAR.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if RAR.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

RAR.exe file information

The process known as rar belongs to software WinRAR archiver or rar by ProHide Software.

Description: RAR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RAR.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 342,016 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 323,072 bytes, 314,368 bytes or 304,640 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/rar.exe.html 
RAR.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall WinRAR archiver or WinRAR gestione archivi from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If RAR.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 6,656 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The RAR.exe file is not a Windows core file. RAR.exe seems to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RAR.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RAR.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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.
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Summary: Average user rating of RAR.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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