WinRAR Archiver Review and License Key Giveaway

Compressing files easily and effectively can be a big problem if you don’t have any good compression utility. We need compression utilities not only just for compressing them, but they are useful also if you need to send many files, folders instead of just one big file. You can just compress all your files and folders into a single file and then can send it through email if the size permits. Today we will talk about WinRAR which is not only a great compression utility, but it does so many things like locking files, folders with password etc apart from compressing them.

Developer’s description:

RAR is a powerful tool allowing you to manage and control archive files. Console RAR supports archives only in RAR format, which names usually have a “.rar” extension. ZIP and other formats are not supported. Windows users may install GUI RAR version –  WinRAR, which is able to process much more archive types.


  • Highly sophisticated, original compression algorithm
  • Special compression algorithms optimized for text, audio, graphics data, 32 and 64-bit Intel executables
  • Better compression than similar tools, using ‘solid’ archiving
  • Authenticity verification (registered version only)
  • Self-extracting archives and volumes (SFX)
  • Ability to recover physically damaged archives
  • Locking, password, file order list, file security & more …

The Good:

1. Light weight on system resources

2. Right click context menu integration

3. Small installer size, less than 2 Mb.

4. Ability to create Self-extracting archives and volumes (SFX)

5. Ability to recover physically damaged archives, using the recovery record

6. Compared to WinZip the compression is better.

7. Lot of Themes are available.

8. Command line support.

9. Settings could be imported/exported as .REG file.

10. Ability to add Information to the rar file.

11. Continuous addition of new features from the developer.

12. Supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, WinZip, CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip).

13. Supports data encryption using 128 bit password encryption.

14. The RAR creation Wizard is very simple, and easy to use.

15. Allows different modes of compression such as fastest, fast, normal, good and best.

16. Allows splitting the resulting rar file into several parts based on predefined values or user-defined values.


17. Ability to create Log file.

18. Simple & easy settings.





19. Multilingual and support 45 languages.

20. Separate 64-bit Version installer is available.

21. Background archiving to continue work without eating on CPU.

22. Ability to Organize passwords which shows as a drop down list.

23. Ability to generate a report/ print /write to html.





Thanks to WinRAR, we are giving away 10 license keys of  WinRAR to readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw.

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  1. Awesome count me I am currently using it too on my machine and it work awesome. Would like to grab a copy and remove that annoying pop up which appear every time I started the Winrar asking me to register to full version xD

    Thank and goof luck guy! 

  2. Why do I want a license for this great archiving utility? Simply, it is for me the best utility ( speed, ability to encrypt, simple interface, excellent compression ratio, very good overall file type support …. ). Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone.

  3. Great giveaway count me in. I need the software due to the high volume of software’s I test, archive, and decompress. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Please count me in. I dont really have an archiver right now. I need to have winrar on my computer right now. I dont want to use a cracked software of winrar in my computer and Winrar is the best archiver out there in market. Please count me in. I would be very happy to grab a copy of this software. Please. please. please…Thanks in advance…God Bless…..

  5. this great archiever program. I have but trial license.
    I need to get this license. Love this software.
    Please count me in.

  6. Hi,Please count me in.This is a very useful application.I have been using this ubiquitous software for many years. I would love to use a licensed version !

  7. Nice review grr. Enter me in this giveaway as I have herd so much about product and never had a chance to use it.

  8. Winrar is a great file compression and decompression software, and I would love to have it again, count me in for 1.


  9. Everybody knows winrar is the best compression tool so i would love to have it. Please count me avi. Nice review Grr.

  10. Nowadays most of the files you download from the Internet seems to be compressed  with an archive utility, and you need to have at least one of them installed on your computer. Back in the era of Windows 98 Second Edition I used WinRAR, because it was the most popular out there, and everybody used the .RAR archive format. The application was lightweight and pretty much easy to use, and stable as a rock. Don’t get me wrong nothing has changed, it’s still the best compression utility out there. The space that WinRAR uses on your hard drive it’s pretty much minimal, just a couple megabytes. The only downside is that after 40 days you have to register it. The application tells you every time you launch it that WinRAR is shareware and you have to register it, or remove it from your computer. Though back then you could use the program for more than 40 days, you just have to click on the “Close” button. The only limitation back then was the nag screen, and I’m not sure that the most recent versions do the same thing like Total Commander does. There are ways to remove the nag screen by modifying the main executable file, but that is against the terms and conditions, so I don’t do that. 

    There are many free compression utilities out there that are free. I tried several of them, but seems that it’s pretty much hard to find one that matches your taste. I’m pretty much very picky about software, the user interface has to look great, and needs to be logical to use. For instance 7-Zip is a great alternative to WinRAR, but I don’t like how the UI looks. The same thing applies for IZArc and PeaZip. I used all of them, I tested all of them, but I didn’t quite liked one of them. All of them are great alternatives and does the job, but not the way I would like to do.

    ESTsoft back in 2010 offered a free copy of ALZip for everyone who applied for a license key, and I got one once version 8 was finished. I’m using it but rarely. I still miss some features from WinRAR, like amount of tweaking possibilities.

    I did a lot of search until I found a great compression utility, and I’m pretty much happy with it for now. The name of the program is HaoZip. It’s made by some great Chinese people, and it’s very-very similar to WinRAR. A lot of people call it a rip-off, and pretty much that’s what it is. But the UI is gorgeous. Here’s a screenshot so you can see what I mean. Just take a look at it below. The application has full support for compression and decompression of 7Z, ZIP and TAR archives, and can create sub-volume compressed files, self-extracting files, also supports the encryption of the compressed file. 

    Supports RAR, ISO, UDF, ISZ, ACE, UUE, CAB, BZIP2, ARJ, JAR, LZH, RPM, Z, LZMA, NSIS, CHM, DMG, HFS, WIM, DEB, MSI, CPIO, XAR and other formats unzip the file, while supporting a variety of self-extracting file to decompress. So pretty much everything. 

    The perfect support for the mouse drag and drop operations and Windows right-click menu, property sheet shell extensions, just like WinRAR does. 

    Has an internal image viewer, so you can view a picture inside the compressed file directly without extracting image preview. All it’s done on the fly. It’s very similar to WinZip’s feature.

    It supports multi-threading technology, effective use of multi-core CPU, improve the speed of compression and decompression.

    Other features are included like an Image Conversion Tool, MD5 Checksum Tool, Batch Rename Tool, Batch Replace Tool, and a Malware Detect Tool. Oh, and forgot to mention that the application is supports themes.

    But still the number one compression utility I love is WinRAR, and every time I reinstall Windows I install WinRAR to enjoy it for another 40 days. After that I pretty much have to uninstall it with tears in my eyes. It’s such a great program, well written in C++, that it’s available in pretty much all languages all out there. My favorite theme is OrgRar by Pandastudio from another great Chinese guy. 

    So thank you for the Roshal brothers and Avinastech for making this giveaway possible, I would really would love to have a license to this amazing program. Please count me in guys, though I’m pretty much sure that my chances are low. Good luck for everyone.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

  11. I’m really impressed by the features of WinRAR. It is a robust & very powerful product…Please Count me in!

  12. i like winrar, its file recovery is among the liked features of mine.. especially, high corruption occurs in multi-archived files.. i need this tool badly 🙂

  13. I use Winzip and 7-zip but this is better and has way more options – count me in!
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  14. Thank you for this great software. I think Winrar is so easy to handle, it is a “musthave” for your PC. So please count me in for this contest. Thanks.

  15. WinRar is the most useful and ideal tool to manage and control archive files. It can compress folder and file for easy transfer throught email via internet and at the same time decompress it back to its original size.
    Please count me in this Giveaway and thanks to Avinash and for organizing such specail Gvieaway Event!

  16. Hello everybody:

    First of all thanks for this giveaway.

    I would like to win a license because winrar is the best software to compress and decompress files for me.

    Thanks again and good luck for everyone.

  17. This is one giveaway that I was waiting, because winrar has proven to be very good and the most I like is there a 64 bit version.Thanks Avinashtech for this giveaway, I hope I’m lucky

  18. WinRar is the best software for file or folder compression and decompression via transfer through internet and in addition it provides password for file/folder security.
    It becomes a must-to-have software for office routine work.
    Please count me in this Special Giveaway Event!

  19. My favorite program for archiving. I have an old version of the promotion.
    Super gifts for Christmas.
    Thanks 🙂

  20. I need this software to manage and control archive files
    very good software I need it plese give me thanks for this giveaway I Subscribe  this  blog to my email and Share this on my Twitter,my Facebookmy facebook nameAyman Asumy Twitter name ayman5845

  21. I’ve used Winrar and I really like it because its fast, lightweight and easy to use. I like to take part in the giveaway. 

  22. One of the best software for file compression and decompression. thank you Avinash for the wonderful giveaway .Please count me on.

  23. Very good grr. Winrar tops my list of favorite archivers, i would love to get a license please count me in. The minimalist interface and no bloatware makes winrar fast efficient and powerful in my eyes. The software has been around a long time and is proven for its efficiency. Please count me in for the giveaway of this wonderful archiver. 

  24. Definitely count me in! I tried a ‘free trial’ of WinRar and it is superb! Clean interface and extremely fast!

  25. i do not have a license and want to get one. the trial i use is no good for me, so i want a license.

    count me in.

    john d

  26. Winrar is a program userful for me because my work relate with file manager, thank you very muck! Please count me !

  27. WinRar is the one of the best archiving programs available.  It can unzip archives when others fail.  Count me in.

  28. Like many others said, it’s one of the best of it’s kind. I’d like to upgrade from the v.3.80 I have now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. This Is the best archiver Software in my opinion. It beats really all other ones. So its ***** small but you can do really a lot of things with it Another important thing is that you can use it on an USB Stick too. So you can use it 4 example 2 help other PC Beginners . Please count me in.

  30. woow. it’s Top quality and most wonted software. Thanks for This opportunity Avi. Count me in.

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  31. WinRar is the best compression and decompression tool which has the ability to create Self-extracting archives and can recover damaged archives using the recovery record.
    Please count me in this Giveaway and thanks to for organizing such a Great Giveaway Event!

  32. I really need it.
    I hope to win a license.
    WinRar is the best software for file or folder compression and decompression.
    and excellent work.

  33. I like to win this program because WinRAR is one of the most popular programs designed to compress and decompress data, which creates archives with the extension *. RAR.
    In addition, WinRAR can extract other types of archives, including the popular *. ZIP files.
    No problem also deals with the creation of *. ZIP archives.
    The program offers a graphical development environment, supports drag and drop (drag and drop).

  34. I know very well this app, I already have version 3.80 and I consider it the best in his category of software. Please count me in, I hope to obtain this last version! Thanks, Avinash!

  35. Thank you for this great giveaway.
    I think that this is the best compression software.
    I would like to win a license.
    Please count me in.

  36. very good software I need it plese give me thanks for this giveaway
    I Subscribe  this  blog to my email and Share this on my Twitter,my Facebook
    my facebook name
    Ayman Asu
    my Twitter name

  37. Wow! Great giveaway! Thank you! Currently I am using 7zip that is also very good archiver but if I believe Winrar is still better. A license would be highly appreciated.

  38. Nothing beats Winrar. I have 7 zip and although its okay. I miss the old version of Winrar that I have. Just click and open.

  39. Thanks for an excellent review and chance to win a license for Winrar. Without a doubt, it is the absolute best archive software available. I would like to add it to my computer toolbox.

  40. One of the best office software and only one whitch can make rar archive – no more comments. Must have on every computer. I would like to take a part in this contest.
    Merry Christmas for all blogers.

  41. WinRAR is one of the best application to compress files, I have a shareware version which ends with me on Saturday, I would like to continue to use this application, so if I could ask, I would really ask you to choose me. For me, this program is one of basic programs to compress their stuff among others photos, important documents. Therefore, if I could really ask, I would really ask you for choosing me. I’ll be very happy and it will be for me a very wonderful gift for Christmas.!/Jar4ek/status/149597158344105984

    Yours cordially Jarek.

  42. I just dont really have an archiver and zip file opener. I’m just using the windows explorer to open zip files. I really need this software and I think this is the best software in the market in this category. Thanks for the chance and I’m hoping that I will one of the winners of this giveaway….Thanks Avinashtech….

  43. Thank you so much for such a nice giveaway. I always wanted to have this product on my pc. It is an all in one product which can archive,compress,extract etc. WinRAR is an elegant and intuitive program, capable of bringing large files DOWN TO SIZE 🙂 Awful puns aside, this is a fantastic program. I think that it is the best tool ever to compress our big files.
    Sorry for my English and please count me in.

  44. Great giveaway.  Winrar is so much better than any of the other similar programs I’ve tried.  It always comes back to Winrar.
    Please count me in for this.

  45. Nice review, Grr!
    Currently I use 7Zip, which is a good compression software archives, but I know WinRar from many years. In particular I am interested to compression algorithms designed for audio and graphics files, so please count me in this giveaway.

  46. I like to have only the best software in my computer, but some times needs money to do that,but this is my chance ! Thank you !

  47. Great giveaway. Winrar is 
    world best compression and decompression software . I really like it. Please count me in. My Tweet:
    Thank you 

  48. This is cool giveaways… I have been wanting to have a licencse key of winrar, because winrar is the best archive manager i have tried since I started using it few years ago, but having a legit license key is the best gift for this christmas for me 😉

    1. Subscribed via Email Newsletter.
    2. Shared on Facebook Fan Page :
    3. Shared on Twitter :!/yethzart/status/149765307177762816
    4. Shared on Google Plus :
    5. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

    Have a wonderful christmas to all.

  49. Winrar archiver is a good utility to compress and encrypt data i would like to get the giveaway .thanks to avinash

  50. Hi, winrar is a very good software to compress the files and send them by e-mail. Really goog software. Hope to get this.

  51. Well i already like you with facebook and i am subscribed. This is a program i could really do with. Keeping my fingers crossed

  52. Thanks for this giveaway and congrats on your Birthday Celebrations!
    WinRAR is fast and easy to use. It has a perfect compression ratio and a repair ability. Already subscribed. So please count me in your giveaway. Luck to all. Thanks in advance.

  53. Count me i need a decompression software for work please. Winrar is the best at what it does compression and decompression.

  54. I have tested already plenty of tools to compress and myself I came to the conclusion that this software can not be replaced no other… WinRar is simply the best!
    Please count me in for this excellent giveaway.

    Thank you and Best regards

  55. Welcome
    I found out just sie about Your competition. I tested WinRAR and delighted this programme. Not to stand me the shopping of this programme unfortunately. The test version has 30 days, but I noticed his huge possibilities by this time.I used also different programmes to forming archives such given how 7zip. However he did not fulfil my the expectation.WinRAR is just the best programme to the filing of the data according to me. Transparent infrejs has the Omawiany programme, he is the very easy programme in the use thanks to this. Many various formats operate in this obviously which RAR very much he is the most popular. Great wish that WinRAR is such road but there surely worth is one’s price. I would like get very much the licence WinRAR – the splendid present would be this on the star for me. I do not have the account on Facebook neither Twitter now I can not there write about Your competition. I apologize for possible mistakes in the spelling.I wish successes to allI Greet The administration AvinashtechMerry Christmass!!!

  56. WinRAR 4 is the newest branch of the popular file compression program recognized as one of the best applications of this type among users worldwide.
    WinRAR supports RAR format and own the most popular ZIP file, and does not fully (ie, only unpacks), CAB, ARJ, LZH, ACE, TAR, GZip, UUE, ISO, BZIP2, Z and 7-Zip format, converts to TGZ , lets you create self-extracting archives, splitting archives into separate volumes, encryption and password protection.
    Specialized and original algorithms compress text files, graphics and music are one of the key features of WinRAR. People stawiającym first steps of compressing files will love the built-in wizard allows you to reach the basic options (procedure simple questions and answers). Furthermore, WinRAR is an undoubted advantage of the size of the archive service reaching more than 8 billion gigabytes, which is useful in case of a giant resource for compression.
    New in version 4.0Version 4.0 does not bring many new features, but it contains a number of significant improvements – including accelerated decompression of RAR files up to 30%. The manufacturer indicates that the performance changes include both the general algorithm for RAR, as well as special methods for multimedia compression.The improvement should therefore be felt in most cases. Only the module responsible for compressing the text was not changed. Also updated to support UDF version 2.50, so you can now extract ISO images, most Blu-ray. Interesting is also adding support for Windows 7 taskbar, so progress of the operation can be displayed directly on the WinRAR icon.
    Unfortunately, at the expense of evolution is to withdraw support for older Windows systems. WinRAR 4.0 runs only on Windows 2000 and later, the impossible is it to run on systems such as Windows 98 or Windows NT. In addition to these changes in the latest version of the program appeared in several minor fixes and improvements.!/ReviewsAntiviru/status/150163076409331712

  57. Thanks Avinashtech for another great giveaway. 
    Winrar is the best. There are o lot of similar tools, but Winrar is simple better. 
    Please count me in.

  58. Hi! I use Winrar 3.80 to learn that I have the opportunity to upgrade to new version with your help, I decided to participate. I like reading news on your website, today I have subscribed to the newsletter. I hope that our cooperation will be long. With the hope of winning.

  59. Simple to use with many functions.
    The best compression utility.
    Thank you for this giveaway
    Please count me in.

  60. Please count me in. Thank you.
    WinRAR is my fav, best speed and compression rate.
    And if I win the license, it will replace my old v3.8

  61. Thanx for this great giveaway.
    I like WinRAR for the speed & best compression rate. And simplicity of course.
    I use a free evaluation copy more than few times a day.
    It would be nice to win a full version. So count me in.
    Good luck and best regards to all

  62. Winrar is fast and easy to use.
    It can lock, password protect, test and repair archives.
    I woul like to win a license.
    Thanks for this giveaway.




  64. I’d like to win because WinRAR is one of the most popular programs designed to compress and decompress data, which creates archives with the extension *. RAR.
    In addition, WinRAR can extract other types of archives, including the popular *. ZIP files.
    No problem also deals with the creation of *. ZIP archives.
    The program offers a graphic environment, supports drag and drop (drag and drop).Additionally, the program supports files with no extensions given.Thanks for the great giveaway :D!/olobambolo/status/151361810874904576

  65. Thanks for nice giveaway.
    Why I would like to have a license for this application?
    Of course there are plenty of solid compression utilities to choose from, but WinRAR  offers the features and ease of use that might place it at the top of its category. WinRAR is easy to use, lightweight, and flexible.
    I would like to have a license for this application because beyond its good looks and right-click readiness for basic compression and unzipping, WinRAR offers unpacking support for a large number of archive formats, including  ACE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, and ZIP. WinRAR’s advanced features are icing on the cake, with Unicode support for international formatting, embedded file comments, damaged archive repair, archive locking, self-extracting archives, and easy encryption. Besides the Folder Tree Panel makes sifting through your directories to find files easier than ever.
    So please count me in. Because I would like to have a license for WinRAR.


  67. Winrar is by far the best RAR compression software. I honestly want it a lot and have been looking around on different websites trying my chances but none so far.
    Please count me in for this contest. Thanks.

  68. Winrar is popular, well-known and one of the best archiver.
    So there is nothing much to say.

    I hope to win.

    Thanks for this giveaway.

  69. Thanks for this giveaway. WinRAR
    is a very good ompression utility. It has a perfect compression ratio and a
    repair function. So please count me in your giveaway. Regards

  70. The best program to compress the world. Please give me a license for a great tool tocompress;)))

  71. I am user of the opensource 7zip and would be happy, if I could switch to the superior packer winrar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. I want to win cause winrar is the best. I have winrar in my laptop. I want one licence for for my other machine.. so plz count me in

  73. I can not find my post was sent before Christmas! Super that you organize a competition for the most convenient to use program, I see many takers. WinRar is a program of great history, is the first program I installed after buying the computer. Thanks guys and good luck in this new 2012, for all.

  74. These are programs that are most important and popular, I was hoping to get a license. Please Include me in this giveaway

  75. Another good review of usefull software.
    Another great giveaway.
    Thank you for this.
    Please, count me in.

  76. WinRAR is much more efficient than its competitors. Definitely would put it to great use if I were to win a license.  Thanks.

  77. Windows users, if you do not know and do not make as standard compression, really. ????? Include me in this giveaway

  78. Fabulous tool.  I currently use a very old version of it and would love to have a licensed version of this awesome program.

  79. Winrar is the best compression utility available.
    And it’s the easiest to use. You don’t have to be an expert to use  all of those features it has.
    I hope to win a license.
    Thanks Avinash and WinRar

  80. I have been very impressed with trial runs of WinRAR, and then went back to free software, (7Zip, etc). Would like an opportunity to win  a licence for WinRAR. Thank you for the offer,
    Ernie Sampson

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