How to Remove the Winrar Virus

Winrar.exe might be a malware virus that could significantly slow down your computer and steal your private data. Many viruses are tagged with the name of a legitimate software, which is the case with Winrar.exe. WinRar is a legitimate archiving software that you can use to compress files. First check whether winrar.exe is really a virus. If it is, remove it from your computer using an anti-virus program.

Check Whether winrar.exe Is a Virus

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Close the WinRar application if it is open. If you don't have this application on your computer, proceed directly to Step 2.

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Press the Control, Shift and Escape keys on your computer at the same time. This action will bring up the Windows Task Manager.

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Click on the Processes Tab.

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Check if winrar.exe is there. If it is, you might have the virus.

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To make sure that you actually have the virus, open your antivirus software. If you do not have any antivirus software, check the Resources section for links to free antivirus downloads.

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Scan your system using the antivirus software. If winrar.exe is identified as a virus, proceed to deletion.