In short, if you need an effective program of compression/decompression with advanced features, WinRAR is the one that you must choose.

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  • Excellent compression ratio.
  • Supports the major formats.
  • Integrated with the antivirus.
  • Creates password protected files.

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WinRAR, one of the best file compressor on the market

WinRAR is a program to open, create and decompress RAR, ZIP and other formats. The latest version also supports the new compression algorithm RAR5.

WinRAR is a program to compress files so that they occupy less space on the hard disk. It supports three compression formats: ZIP, RAR and the new RAR5, introduced with this latest installment, which offers a better compression rate.

WinRAR allows you to optionally protect the compressed files with a password using AES encryption algorithm 256 bit. Perfect for hiding files from prying eyes.

The application can also create files from self-extracting files, or files that are decompressed automatically with a double click, and includes improved features for repairing damaged files.

In what regards the functions of decompression, WinRAR supports 15 different formats: RAR, ZIP, 7-Zip, ACE, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, GZip, ISO, JAR, LHZ, TAR, UUE, XZ, and Z.

The menu of options is very rich and allows you to configure in detail each function of the program. It is a useful tool for the most demanding, but it could confuse the less experienced.

How to open and create compressed files? A game of children…
You can easily access the main functions of WinRAR from the top bar of the interface: Wizard, Virus Scan, features of adding/removing of files, and the function for creating extraction files automatically.

To open a compressed file, you just need to click with the right mouse button on the file, click Extract file and finally select the destination folder. Or, you can directly run WinRAR and, once inside the program, click twice on the file you want to decompress. Anyway, the extraction of the files can be further simplified by using the button Wizard (wizard).

On the contrary, to create a compressed file, you can click with the right mouse button and select New/File WinRAR, click with the right mouse button on the file you want to decompress and select Add to a file. To create a file that is decompressed only you just need to click on the button, automated Extraction of the interface of WinRAR and click on OK.

WinRAR integrates with Windows Explorer and you will be able to perform compression/decompression with make just one click from the context menu.

The design of the program obsolete and outdated has not suffered any change in this latest version.

Everything to compress and decompress files
The most relevant of this latest installment is the introduction of compression format RAR5. But, it should be borne in mind that the files created with this format can only be opened by those who use WinRAR 5.0.

WinRAR, compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, it is in Italian and the installation file is compatible with both systems 32 as with the systems to 64 bit. In addition, it integrates with the antivirus installed on the PC and supports a wide range of formats.

Unlike ZipGenius or 7-Zip, WinRAR is not free, but it includes many features and configuration possibilities. With respect to competitors such as WinZip, in addition, WinRAR offers a better compression ratio and more speed.

WinRAR supports the following formats:

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