Free RAR Extract Frog

Free RAR Extract Frog

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 277 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.20
File Size:
1.62MB
Date Added:
June 23, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
4,156,329
Downloads Last Week:
5,491
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

RAR files are a popular compression format, and this free extractor offers reliable service with a skinnable interface.

Free RAR Extract Frog is oddly named, but it performs well in extracting RAR files. The interface is simply a large pane with a large illustration of a frog. However, you can change the graphic simply by dragging and dropping a JPEG or other graphics file into the pane. The interface includes four other tabs: About, Links, Thanks, and Appreciation. All but the Links tab offers obvious items related to the application itself. It holds links to freeware and wallpapers that have no clear relationship to this application.

For its primary function, this tool performed well in our tests. Extracting files was simple: we dragged and dropped a RAR file to the pane, and the tool automatically extracted it and saved it in the same folder as the original compressed file. RAR Extract Frog performed its chores quickly and efficiently.

This tool is simple to use, but it doesn't offer a lot of bells and whistles, so advanced users wanting a feature-laden application may want to give this program a pass. But users wanting a basic extraction tool will find RAR Extract Frog a friendly addition to their tool boxes.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 277 votes

    • 5 star: 154
    • 4 star: 81
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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    Results 1-10 of 10

  • 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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