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Developer(s) Eugene Roshal / Alexander Roshal
Stable release
5.31 / February 4, 2016; 22 months ago (2016-02-04)
Preview release
5.40 beta 4 / July 21, 2016; 17 months ago (2016-07-21)
Development status Current
Written in C++
Operating system Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux (Wine required for GUI), OS/2
Available in Multilingual
Type File archiver
License Commercial proprietary, Shareware
Website Primary:

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]