WinRAR 4.1.1 Review and Free License Giveaways

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Nowadays file compression is broadly acclimated by most of us. But just an ordinary file compressor is not something that most of you would like to use. It should be easy to use and must be effective that serves the purpose. File compressors are not used only for compressing them to save space, but also hey are advantageous aswell if you are looking to forward abounding files, folders instead of just one big file for example while sending an E-mail attachment or something similar. Also while choosing a good compressor, it is important that you make sure it supports all the major file type like .rar, .zip, .7z and various other formats. WinRAR is one such popular file archiver. WinRAR has many advantages and powerful features that makes file extraction and compression easier than never before. So lets have a look at what exactly it does.

The Powerful features:

  • Special compression algorithms optimized for text, audio and other graphics oriented data
  • Better compression than similar tools, using solid archiving
  • Highly sophisticated, original compression algorithm
  • Self-extracting archives and volumes (SFX)
  • Convert archives of different format into RAR.
  • Ability to recover physically damaged archives
  • Authenticity verification [registered version only]
  • Lock archives to prevent modifications.

This is how the WinRAR interface looks. Very Simple indeed and very user-friendly.


WinRAR as described by the Developer:

RAR is a powerful tool allowing you to manage and control archive files. Console RAR supports archives only in RAR format, which names usually have a “.rar” extension. ZIP and other formats are not supported. Windows users may install GUI RAR version –  WinRAR, which is able to process much more archive types.

Lets have a look at some other good tools it has got:

Ability to create Self-extracting archives and volumes.

Ability to recover physically damaged archives using the recovery record feature.

Compression better as compared to its other competitors.

Command line support.

Settings could be imported/exported as .REG file.

Ability to add Information to the rar file.

Continuous addition of new features from the developer.

Supports all popular compression formats.


Supports data encryption using 128 bit password encryption.

The RAR creation Wizard is very simple, and easy to use.

Allows different modes of compression such as fastest, fast, normal, good and best.

Allows splitting of rar file obtained into many parts depending on either the predefined values or user-defined values.

Ability to create Log file.

Repair, Virus Scan, Protect, Lock


Simple & easy settings.

Multilingual and support 45 languages.

Separate 64-bit Version installer is available.

Background archiving to continue work without eating on CPU.

Ability to Organize passwords which shows as a drop down list.

Ability to generate a report/ print /write to html.

Its better to see the features directly than doing the reading. So to make it easy, here are some screenshot of the features that will help you to identify the features better.


Many of you might not realize this, but WinRAR is the tool that most you install after you re-install or setup a Windows OS. WinRAR comes at a cost of just $ 29 for one year and it really worth every penny that you are going to spend on it. As a Token of appreciation, We have some genuine WinRAR Keys to be given away. You  can be one of the winner. All you need to do is to follow these simple steps:

  • Let us know why you would like to win the license through the comments.
  • Like Our Facebook Fan Page – Facebook Fan Page
  • Follow us on Twitter – Twitter Page
  • Share This Post On your Facebook Profile Page and other Social Networking Platforms and post the links through the comments as a proof.

Winners will be selected randomly by the WinRAR team and would receive the licenses through their e-mails on 27th April which is the deadline for this Giveaway.  Good Luck. Also watch out for the cool giveaways in the near future.


About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.


  1. Thanks for giveaway. Please licence

  2. Let’s be real. 7-zip just doesn’t cut it. WinRAR is proven and reliable like an old trusted friend. Thanks for the giveaway.!/DhulKarnain/status/191065768274829312

  3. Angel Velichkov says

    Thanks for the giveaway! Although I’m currently using a free alternative, WinRAR is a must-have utility. A license would be highly appreciated so please count me in!!/debugevent/status/191082670791462912

  4. Mohammad Wasiullah says

    Thanks for giveaway winrar is awesome compression toll and most useful this tool very easy to use and need full every body
    I recommend to all PC user for WINRAR
    counet me in thanks!/mohammadwasi786/status/191088020793995264

  5. Thank Winrar is the best compression tool around. I would like to have the Pro version to remove the much annoying notification beside trying out it Pro feature. Please count me in!!/CoolCrackerz/status/191088229636767744

  6. Thanks for giveaway. Please licence​urist.korolenk

  7. sunilkmadam says

    I like WinRAR.Thanks Giveaway.Please count me in.

  8. WinRAR was ever one of my favorite archiver so please count me in, thanks.



  9. thanks for this contest winrar has all necessary features to make and protect arcive.!/ha014/status/191147073385676801

  10. pachomora says

    Thanks for this giveaway.

    I would like to win a license because WinRAR is the best File compressor for me.

    Thanks again and good luck for everyone.!/pachomora1989/status/191172155692691457

  11. sumit goswami says

    Nowadays most of the files you download from the Internet seems to be compressed with an archive utility, and you need to have at least one of them installed on your computer,so file unrar/archiving utility is must have all pc.i like winrar very much……I used it often to compress my file so that I can upload online easily as most uploading site only accept file in rar format.m currently using 7zip,which is pretty much featureless,and i would love to win winrar(coz it’s on of the greatest file archiving utility of all time)and what i liked about winrar is it’s ability to scan the zipped/rar archive using pre-installed av software(although i dont use av software on my pc)…….so please count me in for this giveaway…….thanx to@Techarta @WinRaR TEAM for this awesome giveaway………

    my share:-
    subscribed and now following techarta on twitter……….. 🙂

  12. Dinesh Kumar says

    great software for users , best for zipping purposes
    twitted here!/pantherchd/status/191380073989939200

  13. I have tried many different programs for packaging such as WinZip or 7-Zip but I always thought that the program WinRar is the best. For always, easy menu, good packaging parameters. I invested and bought one license for my first computer. I hope that I will win license in this contest for my second computer.

    Facebook share:

    best regards

  14. Asriel Rusdyawan says

    WinRAR is the Best Compression tool Ever for today computing world era. So There is no reason to deny this tool. I have the beta version of the latest WinRAR and it’s working just fine for me. Please count me in..:-)!/asrielrusdyawan/status/191524444093677569

    Wish to be One of the Lucky Winner this time!

  15. WinRAR is the best compression software on the market. This program gives the possibility to create useful archives with recovery data. Count me in, Thanks!!/Freebiessoft/status/191091294154670080

  16. Hi,

    Wow another giveaway 🙂 Loving this site now 😀

    I would like to get a license. I’ve so far tried various compression tools, like Winzip, WinRAR and 7-zip. Then I had to settle for 7-zip, only reason is it being free.
    I would be honest here, I don’t hate 7-zip. Its free so I never expected it to be anything amazing. But when you need loads of features, WinRAR is a must. I’ve tried WinRAR 40-day trial and its simply amazing. I was amazed by the possibilities with WinRAR. I can say, neither Winzip, nor 7-zip comes even close to WinRAR as they are so ridiculously limited when it comes to features. But unfortunately I couldn’t purchase a license for few reasons. And I was not even able to complete the Trialpay offer when I tried few days back because there too I was asked to purchase something to get WinRAR license. So you can say I’m almost desperate to get a license hehe.

    Anyways, thanks to both Techarta and WinRAR team for this amazing giveaway 🙂

    By the way, if I win(fingers crossed :P), will it be possible to get my license registered with some other info? Actually this email id is not the one I generally use, I use this mainly for various subscriptions and comment following, etc.

    And yeah, I shared this link, followed techarta twitter profile and likes the facebook page 😀!/nYXem_Forever/status/191611529005768704


  17. WinRAR is a very powerful compression tool that I have been using for past 8 years. Over the period of years, WinRAR has improved a lot in compression speed and compression ratio (%).

    WinRAR is lightweight on system resources, supports data encryption, encrypts file names and fully utilizes the multi-core CPU and hyper-threading technology- using the multithreaded version of RAR compression algorithm. (You may disable Multi-threading from WinRAR>Options>Settings>System> Multithreading checkbox)

    As of now, WinRAR supports all popular compression formats such as RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, TAR, ISO and 7-Zip (what I have used so far).

    It supports multiple languages (45 as of now) and has a separate installer for 64-bit OS.

    Additionally it also supports command-line operations, though I never attempted one!

    I want to stress that this software though less than 2 Mb in size does wonders in handling our archives using the much required sophisticated compression algorithm. It does provide us better compression than similar tools of its category.

    Twitter follow!/GrrGrrr

    Twitter share!/GrrGrrr/status/191680388094099458

    Facebook like

    facebook share

    Please count me in.



    I would like to win WinRAR because it is my favourite and most popular file compressor. Until now i was using trial version of winRAR or some other free programs, but now i have chance to win this great program. Please, count me in thie giveaway, and sorry for my bad english.

  19. Alexandru says

    Dear friends,

    Fantastic chance to win a WinRar key, the best archiver! I have liked your Facebook page, followed you on Twitter, also shared information on social media. Please refer to my Facebook comment above. Thank you!

  20. Hi,

    The Winners are:

    Jan Nowak
    Dhul Karnain
    Angel Velichkov
    kuba cha
    John Demri
    Alex Badn
    Alexandru Vasilcenco
    GrrGrr Grr

    Winners are requested to fill up the following details and mail it at admin(at)techarta(dot)com

    First Name=
    Last Name=
    AV Code= (f.e. full name)
    Company= (optional)

    The above mentioned details are to be sent to the WinRAR Dept. so as to add your details to their records. Kindly fill the details and send it at the earliest.

  21. Angel Velichkov says

    Hey, thanks for the giveaway again! Were the licenses already sent? I sent you an e-mail with the data but still have not received the license.

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