Proper Ways to Uninstall WinRAR from Windows


WinRAR is a data compression tool for Windows PC, it open the files with several data compression formats like RAR, ZIP, CAB and ARJ, and also can help people to compress their files into these formats. For the proper ways to uninstall WinRAR smoothly from PC, I found some available ways and will show more details about how to do at the following.


1 – Remove WinRAR with Windows uninstall feature

  • Right-click on Windows button on the task bar, and select Programs and Feature
  • Select WinRAR on the programs list, and click on Uninstall


  • Click Yes on the new pop-up to make sure you want to uninstall WinRAR


  • Removing process will start and finish in a few of minutes, and then you can exit the window and reboot the computer

Note, this is no the whole program removal, there are some WinRAR’s registry keys still leaving on the system. The next step you should do is to clean them out of your computer:

  • Type “regedit” in Windows search box, and hit Enter. This step will lead you access to the system’s Registry Editor
  • Find WinRAR’s registry keys from the registry groups, and then exit the Registry Editor

2 – Uninstall WinRAR with a professional uninstaller

Automatic app uninstall tool can perform a quick and complete removal for the unwanted applications. It is also working for taking an advanced uninstall utility to help you remove WinRAR from the PC. And Total Uninstaller can perform an effective removal for the WinRAR application.

  • Launch Total Uninstaller on the PC, and select WinRAR on the program list
  • Click Run Analysis to scan all of its files, and then click on Complete Uninstall



  • Click Yes for confirmation, and then click Yes again to start the removal
  • When finish, click on Scan Leftovers button, and delete all of files leaving on the computer


  • Finally, click Yes to complete the whole uninstallation


3 – Delete everything related to the program on PC

When people cannot find the WinRAR program available on the Windows’ programs list, some of them will prefer to clean all of its files from the computer. Theoretically, the application can be removed while deleting everything with it from the computer, but many people cannot do a complete removal for its associated files and data from the PC. Therefore, if you would like to remove WinRAR in this way, please remember to erase all of its files and configurations thoroughly, including delete the registry entries in System Registry Editor


Guides to access to the Registry Editor

  • Move the cursor to the search box, and type “regedit”
  • Hit on Enter key, and click Yes to open Registry Editor
  • Unfold those registry groups one by one, and delete the registry entries which belonging to the WinRAR program.


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