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WinRAR 5.40

WinRAR offers a full support for RAR and ZIP files.

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WinRAR screenshotWinRAR can be used to decompress GZIP, ACE, CAB and many other archive formats.

WinRAR is a popular archive manager used to backup data, to reduce the size of email attachments, to decompress file archives and to create new RAR/ZIP archives. WinRAR is free to try before purchasing by installing the trial version.


- WinRAR has some advantages over competition such as compression by consistently making smaller archives wich saves disk space and transfer costs.
- WinRAR offers full assistance managing RAR and ZIP archives and it can be used to decompress 7Z, ARJ, ACE, CAB, GZ, LZH, TAR, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO and Z archives.
- WinRAR has a graphic interface based on mouse functionality and a command line interface also.
- If you buy WinRAR you get a complete technology, you don't need to purchase any add-ons to create self-extracting files.
- WinRAR has the "Wizard" mode which facilitates access to the basic functions through a simple question and answer interface. This avoids confusion and is very helpful for a new user.
- Winrar uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128bits key.
- WinRAR can manage archives up to a size of 8,589 billion gigabytes. The number of processed files is unlimited for all practical purposes.
- With WinRAR you can create multivolume and selfextracting archives.
- WinRAR can help you to reconstruct physically damaged archives.
- WinRAR is permanently developed to keep the application ahead of the competitors.


  • With WinRAR you can spare some space on your harddisks by archiving your files.
  • WinRAR is useful for .rar files and for many other archive types.


  • Some of the WinRAR features can be confusing for the new users.
  • WinRAR can use a lot of your system resurces for some of its actions.
Name WinRAR
Version 5.40
Version Date October 14, 2016, 12:17 GMT
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage WinRAR
License Free to try (Shareware)
Last Week Downloads 42
All Time Downloads 3,714,886
Filename wrar540.exe
Filesize 1.9MB
MD5 Checksum 5D930FA790EED4B6C7DD22262A015723
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

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BadgeWinRAR has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
WinRAR 5.40 October 14, 2016 - Latest Version
WinRAR 5.31 March 28, 2016
WinRAR 5.21 February 18, 2015
WinRAR 5.21 Beta 2 February 02, 2015
WinRAR 5.21 Beta 1 January 19, 2015

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