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What is rarext64.dll?

Part of WinRAR 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 rarext64.dll 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 is rarext64.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - rarext64.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of WinRAR. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Approved shell extension - rarext64.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA} with and identifier of WinRAR shell extension. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the rarext64.dll file.Of the 0.4% of rarext64.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\winrar\rarext64.dll

Are there other versions of WinRAR?

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: rarext64.dll
Publisher: Alexander Roshal (verified)
Name: WinRAR
Description: WinRAR shell extension
Version: 4.20.1
Size: 189.5 KB
Original file name: RarExt.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: win.rar GmbH
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Expiration date: 6/13/2015

Context menu handler details

Name: WinRAR

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}
Command: WinRAR shell extension

Image hashes

MD5: fe213e56219117182e1c02af363414c6
SHA-1: cac567c9a10cecdf27579dac9cf96949b07df261

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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