RarZilla Free Unrar

RarZilla Free Unrar

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 80 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.50
  • Total Downloads:
    921,604
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,413
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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When all you've is got a hammer, every problem looks suspiciously like a nail. RarZilla is a great little utility for automatically unraring RAR archives, but it doesn't do much else. Depending on whether that's all you're looking for, RarZilla is either just the tool you need or woefully inadequate.

The program does a wonderful job of unzipping--sorry, unraring--RARs, and it provides three methods for achieving that goal. You can select the "RarZilla!" option from the context menu associated with any RAR file in Windows Explorer, you can double-click the RAR, or you can drag and drop the RAR onto the program interface. To aid in the last one, the program is permanently set to live on top unless you minimize it. We found that annoying, but your mileage may vary. It extracts the compressed files to the same folder in which the RAR lives. RarZilla is squarely aimed at those users who predominantly use the RAR format. Fans of other archive formats should look elsewhere for an extractor or a traditional archiving/unarchiving tool.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fast and clean!"

December 18, 2014  |  By LadyGaia

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 5.50

Pros

Unrars fast and good. Easy to understand and use.

I scanned the installer named InstallRarZilla.exe with VirusTotal (https://www.virustotal.com/de/file/8aa578d516fe48a03c7bffcd03d4639d92f1be77ebae08f74daf6aac521abef4/analysis/1418950814/) and 53 out of 53 virus scanners flag it as clean. Two thumbs up!

Cons

Be careful! Please make sure that you click the little link labeld "Direct Download Link" on this CNET download page instead of the big green "Download Now" button. If you click the "Download now" button, CNET will give you a downloader that not only downloads the actual clean installer, but also tries to convince you to install a lot of stuff you might not want to have...

Summary

Please make sure that you click the little link labeld "Direct Download Link" on this page instead of the big green "Download Now" button! Happy unraring! :)

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4 stars

"Fixed - did not experience reported problems."

December 08, 2014  |  By willnt888

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 5.10

Pros

UnRARs with NO PROBLEM - did NOT load any malware. (AVG detected and removed the malware wannabe...) Works fine for me - did not hijack home page. BUT, even if it did, resetting home page is really no big deal....

Cons

Only con may be limited usefulness.... but am fully aware of that. Just added this as one of several tools.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS SOFTWARE - BROWSER HIJACK ALERT!!"

June 11, 2014  |  By jssterling123

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 5.10

Pros

Absolutely NOTHING!! THEY FORCED ME TO RATE THIS 1 STAR IN ORDER TO ALERT YOU ABOUT THIS MALWARE. THEY SHOULD HAVE AN OPTION SO YOU COULD AT LEAST PUT ZERO STARS. IF I COULD I WOULD RATE IT ONE MILLION NEGATIVE STARS!

Cons

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS - IT CONTAINS TROVI MALWARE! I am SHOCKED that CNET Editors give a browser hijack malware program an "Excellent" rating. WHAT!!! Why are they being complicit with malware that hijacks your browser?????????????

I tried to get rid of this malware using Norton, that didn't work. I then tried Malwarebytes, and while that removed part of the problem, I didn't get rid of it completely until I downloaded and ran ADWCleaner.

Summary

CNET YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS OFF YOUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY!!! YOU ARE HELPING TROVI INFECT THOUSANDS OF COMPUTERS BY GIVING IT AN EXCELLENT RATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 stars

"Too Much Baggage on this file."

October 30, 2013  |  By randyfur

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 5.10

Pros

it did unpack a rar file for me.

Cons

When installing this file no other programs where indicated. But right after that browser home pages gone, search engines changed. and adds for products poping up. Don't download this file many problems and fixes needed.

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5 stars

"Simple, easy, quick!"

June 24, 2013  |  By LadyGaia

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 5.10

Pros

Works as advertised. Easy to handle.

Cons

You cannot change the interface picture of the main screen of the app. Free RAR Extract Frog can do that.

Summary

Works. Reliable. Nice.

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4 stars

"Works as advertized"

February 13, 2013  |  By herbmc5

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 4.80

Pros

Simple and quick.

Cons

My con is a pro for me. I don't need a lot of fancy crud.

Summary

Downloaded, installed, ran it. All good.

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5 stars

"The Best. period"

February 10, 2013  |  By LastFallByDanJenKids

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 4.80

Pros

Best dang unrar program out there!

Cons

None! If only the developers did other things besides rarzilla!

Summary

Just download and all your .rar files can be unrared by a simple click.

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5 stars

"Quick download, unzipped without error"

December 10, 2012  |  By gfrunzi

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 4.80

Pros

Quick download, unzipped without error, put to default same named folder on desktop

Cons

none, this worked well

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5 stars

"No Fuss. No muss. It just works!"

September 22, 2012  |  By Howard Hardesty100

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 4.80

Pros

I needed a RAR extractor and this did exactly what I needed. It's simple. It's straight forward. It did what I needed with out complexity or a long learning curve.

Cons

If you need lots of choices and options for extracting a RAR file, maybe this isn't for you.

Summary

A solid performer.

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5 stars

"Very solid unraring!"

August 07, 2012  |  By LadyGaia

 |  Version: RarZilla Free Unrar 4.80

Pros

Unrared even some files that couldn't be extracted with other unrar apps...

Cons

If you don't like a cute and easy interface, then this is not your app.

Summary

Easy to use with some useful options for advanced users (like password lists and default extraction folder)...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.50
Version 5.50: Updated unrar engine.
General
Publisher Philipp Winterberg
Publisher web site http://www.philipp-winterberg.com
Release Date December 15, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 5.50
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name InstallRarZilla.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 921,604
Downloads Last Week 1,413
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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