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Win RAR?

 
 
Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2008 08:21 am
Hi,

I have a Vista computer. I just downloaded a free website template and the computer seems to have used WIN RAR to download it. A window just "told" me Win RAR was not a free software and I would have to pay for it. This happened with some sound files previously.

What kind of hustle is this? Isn't there a freeware I can use instead? How do I get WIN RAR and the sound file software to go away? Can I download without these software promos stepping in?

Thanks for help and/or explanation here.

Sal
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2008 01:59 pm
WinRAR is a file archive utility like ZIP. You can download a trial version for free that I believe always works with a nag screen (a message nagging you to buy the software or continue the trial).
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cyphercat
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2008 03:06 pm
I just had this issue recently--this Wikipedia page was helpful for me. It lists the different platforms for RAR files.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAR

IZArc is the one I ended up using--I think you'll be able to find it free easily, it's supposed to be freeware.
Here's the wiki page about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IZArc
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