RAR is a general purpose archiving and compression program competing with/replacing programs such as PKZip, ARJ, and others. RAR offers significantly improved compression ratios, easier use and a cheaper price as well as supporting long file names, disk spanning, and self-extracting file creation.
Changes in Current Version:
New "Scan archive for viruses" command unpacks an archive to temporary folder and checks its contents with antivirus software installed on a user's computer
New "Generate report" command creates a report containing the list of usual or archived files
New "Benchmark and hardware test" command allows to compare performance of RAR compression algorithm on different computers and detect possible errors caused by hardware failures
New "Print file" command is able to print both archived and usual files
New "Tools" menu contains "Wizard", "Show information", "Convert archives", "Find files", "Repair", "Convert to SFX" commands previously available in "Commands" menu and new "Scan archive for viruses", "Generate report", "Benchmark and hardware test" commands
Supports decompression of ZIP archives created using "Enhanced deflate" method
WinRAR pre-allocates disk space for files unpacked from ZIP archives
Decompress TAR, GZIP and ISO9660 2 GB.