WinRAR

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WinRAR
Developer(s)Eugene Roshal / Alexander Roshal
Stable release
5.31 / February 4, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-02-04)
Preview release
5.40 beta 4 / July 21, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-07-21)
Development statusCurrent
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux (Wine required for GUI), OS/2
Available inMultilingual
TypeFile archiver
LicenseCommercial proprietary, Shareware
WebsitePrimary: www.rarlab.com
Secondary: www.win-rar.com

WinRAR (a.k.a. RAR) is a shareware file archiver and data compression program created by Eugene Roshal. Many people think that it is one of the three most used File Archiver for Windows, together with WinZip and 7-Zip. It is one of the few programs that can create RAR archives, because the encoding method is proprietary, or it means they own it and nobody else can use it.

Developer[change | change source]

The current developer is Eugene Roshal, while his brother Alexander Roshal is helping with the business.

Other websites[change | change source]