The Extractor

The Extractor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 103 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    679,416
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    670
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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The Extractor brings ZIP and RAR compatibility, extraction of password-protected files, and support for spanned archives to the crowded field of free compression tools. Version 2 of Simply Free Software's tool is easy to use, thanks to drag-and-drop and context menu integration with Windows.

The Extractor's setup wizard let us associate ZIP and RAR files with the program. We declined the ZIP option but chose to make The Extractor our default app for RAR archives since we mostly want to be able to open RAR files without buying more software. The Extractor's user interface sports large, colorful buttons in its toolbar. The layout is basic; just toolbar, file view, and message/data panel. But the entire GUI is customizable in the General Options, which also accesses Passwords, Presets, Reports, and more. The toolbar's "Folder Options" button let us keep or discard covers, subtitles, and other features. Numerous "Help" buttons opened a comprehensive user manual.

We started by adding a RAR file to The Extractor's queue. We could extract the data to the same folder or a new destination, as well as check Test, Preset, and Cleanup options. The job finished nearly instantaneously, with the task log appearing in the bottom panel as soon as we pressed the big, green "Start" button. For extracting ZIP and RAR files, The Extractor is a fast mover.

 
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"Packed With Spyware"

March 22, 2015  |  By lampropeltis

 |  Version: The Extractor 2.0.2

Pros

If you have a few hours to waste and love removing spyware, adware & malware from your computer then this program's for you

Cons

Loaded to the gills with malicious software.

Summary

This is one of those programs that people warn you about. Do NOT install this software. CNET must be sleeping to even mention this garbage.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.2
Version 2.0.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Simply Free Software
Publisher web site http://theextractor.org/
Release Date June 24, 2014
Date Added June 24, 2014
Version 2.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.81MB
File Name extractor_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 679,416
Downloads Last Week 670
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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