Free RAR Extract Frog

Free RAR Extract Frog

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.70
  • Total Downloads:
    4,251,212
  • Date Added:
    March 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,928
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 8
  • 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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General
Publisher Philipp Winterberg
Publisher web site http://www.philipp-winterberg.com
Release Date March 05, 2011
Date Added March 05, 2011
Version 2.70
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.62MB
File Name InstallFreeRARExtractFrog.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,251,212
Downloads Last Week 8,928
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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