winrar.exe – Here is the scoop on WinRAR as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is winrar.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of WinRAR?
winrar.exe (WinRAR) – Details
winrar.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag CoolWWWSearch / WinRAR as a virus, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
CoolWWWSearch / WinRAR is likely a virus and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying the removal of winrar.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information to websites.
The Process Server database currently registers winrar.exe to CoolWWWSearch / rarlab.com.
This is part of CoolWWWSearch / WinRAR.
Winrar.exe – Confusion
Winrar.exe is a legitimate archive program which can be obtained at RarLab.com. The confusion over Winrar comes from claims that coolwwwsearch uses the same executable name (.exe) as that of winrar.
Many spyware/malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs such as Winrar.
The legitimate winrar is an archive program, that can be obtained from rarlab.com. If you have a process called winrar.exe running on your computer and you don’t use the ‘winrar’ archiving utility, your computer has most likely been infected with a variant of the coolwwwsearch parasite.
If you find winrar.exe running on you computer and don’t use Winrar Archive, then this may present a serious vulnerability. Any vulnerability should be removed immediately.
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Special thanks to Eugene for the update and suggestions on Winrar, it’s greatly appreciated!
WINRAR.EXE – Disclaimer
Every attempt has been made to provide you with the correct information for winrar.exe or WINRAR. Many spyware / malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs. If we have included information about winrar.exe that is inaccurate, we would greatly appreciate your help by leaving a comment with the correct information below and we’ll do our best to correct it.
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