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What is winrar.exe?

By Alexander Roshal

What is it?

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.
Description of winrar.exe from Alexander Roshal
There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. Over 500 million users world-wide make WinRAR the worlds's most popular compression tool today.
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How does winrar.exe run?

Process - winrar.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. winrar.exe is executed by the process firefox.exe (Firefox by Mozilla).

How does winrar.exe start?

Shell open command - winrar.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of WinRAR with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the winrar.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of winrar.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is winrar.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00036% CPU3622.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.34 MB RAM38.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
139 GDI objects92.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winrar\winrar.exe

Are there other versions of winrar.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Alexander Roshal

WinRAR, by Alexander Roshal, is a very powerful file archiver & data compression utility ever developed. It is available as a shareware for almost every operati More...
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File details

File name: winrar.exe
Publisher: Alexander Roshal
Description: WinRAR archiver
Version: 3.71
Size: 915 KB
Original file name: WinRAR.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006124926%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002502917%
User CPU: 0.00036220092619%
Privileged CPU time: 624 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 428,459,753
CPU cycle count /min: 12,002,495
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 116.4 MB
Peak committed memory: 145.27 MB
Paged memory: 8.34 MB
Peak paged memory: 16.36 MB
Paged system memory: 198.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.13 KB
Working set memory: 520 KB
Peak working set memory: 14.93 MB
Min working set memory: 196 KB
Private memory: 8.34 MB
Page faults: 135,054
Page faults /min: 130
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 133
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.46 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.4 KB
Total write operations: 18
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.82 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.75 KB
Total other operations: 3,935
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 1.55 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.53 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 139
Peak GDI objects: 173
USER objects: 43
Peak USER objects: 86
Handle count average: 188
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "C:\users\user\desktop\New folder (3)\Downloads\czxMrcT1a4V.7z"

Shell open command details

Name: WinRAR
Command: "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "%1"

Image hashes

MD5: 276a41da5762c75cc60c0c09dbed9348
SHA-1: dd5d141a0518146e2a8d8bfd9022281e9f8566ed
SHA-256: e8c48e56cb44f146ff600eaca048b3f2276aeb34c25fccd418968d85efca3f3b

PE image details

File entropy: 6.34627
File packed: No
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