Free RAR Extract Frog

Free RAR Extract Frog

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 277 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.20
  • Total Downloads:
    4,267,090
  • Date Added:
    June 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,416
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Free RAR Extract Frog extracts RAR archive files. RAR files aren't uncommon, but some ZIP tools don't handle the format; even if they do, it's often quicker and easier to use a tool like Free RAR Extract Frog. Files can be added by browsing, drag-and-drop, or right-clicking and selecting Extract on context menus. Though basic, Free RAR Extract Frog includes useful options like passwords and skins.

Pros

UnRAR: Free RAR Extract Frog uses an easy, three-step process to "unRAR" or extract RAR archives to the same folder as the RAR archive or a folder of your choice.

Passwords: We could enter a default password for encrypted files or set the app to try to open encrypted files using a customizable password list.

Options: Other options include the ability to create new subfolders for each extracted archive, interface languages, always-on-top, and wizard and dialog behavior.

Cons

One-trick frog: Though it does its job well and with some useful options, extracting RAR files is all Free RAR Extract Frog does, making it hard to justify if your default compression tool extracts RAR files, too (although the password options tilts the balance back toward Free RAR Extract Frog).

Bottom Line

Sometimes the simplest solution is best. More complicated compression and archiving solutions are available, but if you really just need to "unRAR" some RAR archives, it's hard to imagine an easier-to-use tool than Free RAR Extract Frog.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 277 votes

    • 5 star 154
    • 4 star 81
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 30
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3 stars

"Ambivalent: PUP flagged on download, couldn't install."

June 23, 2014  |  By catmum

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Whenever I download a program, I scan for threats before installing. Although Emsisoft found no problem with Free RAR Extract Frog, Malwarebytes flagged it for a PUP named "Open.Candy". I have no idea what "Open.Candy" is as I chose to quarantine the PUP, and then Malwarebytes refused to let me restore it, instead dictating that it would delete the whole download upon reboot. So, Emsisoft Antimalware has no problem with it, but it makes Malwarebytes antimalware really, really nervous.

Cons

It downloads with a PUP before you even get to the install stage, where you can choose whether to accept or not accept offers of additional software. This makes the program suspect, certainly in my mind, anyway. This means that many potential users of the program will never use it but will choose, instead, to delete it before installation.

Summary

The creators of this program has done themselves a real disservice by choosing to include "Open.Candy" as part of the download and not as a choice for downloaders. Since "Open.Candy" was flagged as a PUP and RAR Extract Frog wasn't, I assume that "Open.Candy" is not an essential part of Extract Frog's operations.

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1 stars

"Caution: This download installed unrelated software"

April 04, 2014  |  By LarsCA

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

App was able to extract a RAR file.

Cons

App installed unrelated software and including Malwarebytes quarantined as a threat (I already deleted it so don't recall the name or type of threat).

Summary

I downloaded this software from CNET and based on the fact that the download also installed unrelated software including a potential threat caught by Malwarebytes, I will probably never download software from CNET again.

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5 stars

"Great application"

March 20, 2014  |  By ltgbau

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Simple and useful :)

Cons

Not found yet >:D<

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1 stars

"Stay Away - Virus"

March 17, 2014  |  By jtmsmt3

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Works ok until you find virus.

Cons

Installed AVG Search / Virus - Tried everything to get rid of, even advise on the Web. I would avoid this at all cost and go to an alternative that doesn't screw you.

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1 stars

"It extracted my file that I needed"

January 24, 2014  |  By Prefect12

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

It opened the file I had to open.

Cons

After it got done with it's install, it decided all on its own to open all the browsers I have installed and change the home page to AVG Safe search. Needless to say this program has been removed from my computer as a program that changes settings like that on my computer without asking is not wanted on my PC.

Summary

Unless you want to go through all your installed web browsers and reset your search options and home pages, DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM!

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4 stars

"Easy to use and set up. Works just as advertised."

January 20, 2014  |  By Dstrader

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Sets up very easily and once you have used it once you have the hang of it. Really like the way it organizes extracted files. Very easy to get things in order for later reference.

Cons

Takes time, with large files it can take an hour to decompress.

Summary

Does a really good job, easy to use and set up. Well organized output makes using decompressed files easy to find right away or in an archive for later retrieval. Would recommend it highly.

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5 stars

"Worked well!"

October 29, 2013  |  By johnblutarsky

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Easy interface for a novice user like myself and it seemed to do what I needed.

Cons

Not one I have found yet.

Summary

This free software was pretty highly rated and since it was on CNET I felt I could trust it to work.

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5 stars

"The perfect software for what it does."

July 11, 2013  |  By BreBruce

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

I use it all the time with no problems.

Cons

Have not found any.

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5 stars

"does what it is supposed to do, for free!"

July 11, 2013  |  By d_train

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

FREE! Works as designed.

Cons

none that I have discovered

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5 stars

"Safe, easy, faster!"

June 24, 2013  |  By LadyGaia

 |  Version: Free RAR Extract Frog 5.20

Pros

Now with latest unrar DLL version: Handles all standard RAR files (including latest RAR format version), all multipart/ splitted/ multivolume RAR files, all self-extracting RAR files, all password protected/ encrypted RAR files and even hidden RAR files like .cbr and others... :-)

Cons

It cannot open ZIP files, but it tells you that, when you try and it redirects you to windows, which is able to open ZIP files, so that is okay.

Summary

I like.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.20
Version 5.20 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Philipp Winterberg
Publisher web site http://www.philipp-winterberg.com
Release Date June 23, 2013
Date Added June 23, 2013
Version 5.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.62MB
File Name InstallFreeRARExtractFrog.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,267,090
Downloads Last Week 7,416
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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