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July 30, 2006

WinRAR Free Today

Note: the offer to get a free copy of WinRAR was only available on July 30 2006.

WinRAR's team was so happy that WinRAR has won the "best overall utility" award from Shareware Industry Awards Foundations, that they decided to offer non-upgradeable free licenses for WinRAR 3.51 this Sunday.

The only problem is that many people want to get the free license key, so their server is very slow. If the page doesn't load, try again. You may need to reload the page 10 times or more.


This is the link where you can fill some details about you and get a free license for the best Windows data compression utility. You'll get a mail that starts like this:


Download WinRAR 3.51 from here (1 MB), install it and then open the archive rarkey.rar that you've downloaded by clicking on the link from the mail. Now you have a great software for free.

18 comments:

  1. Awesome, Thanks!

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  2. The site says they are closed for technical problems until 0:00 CST.
    It is there when I check it at 4:20 CST.
    Is this some kind of joke?

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  3. sorry, that's CET...

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  4. YES, this is a joke, check the image, says Sunday July 28! Today is the 30th!

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  5. the page is phishing it may a virus the real winrar page is www.rarlab.com beware

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  6. I'm really disappointed. Do you think I support phishing sites? WinRAR owns both rarlab.com and win-rar.com (search for WinRAR on Google), and the 28 July from the site it's just an error. You'll download only a text file in a RAR archive, so you can't get a virus.

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  7. As a proof that WinRAR owns the site, search for win-rar.com at http://whois.corenic.net.

    Smart people always have reasons for their claims.

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  8. patience has sweet results - i got the rar file and the free update.. thanks for the original post.

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  9. timeout error... can anyone download a key for me?

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  10. Where does the key come from? Can't find any pointer to it

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  11. Keep clicking...I eventually got it after about 20 refreshes, US East Coast about 6:00pm. SWEET!

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  12. just go and get 7zip

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  13. Trojan.PSW.MiniLD.exe

    I downloaded it and installed it and used it succesfully. But today when I use Tenebril SpyCatcher for the first time, it caches the trojan above. The trace is pointing to: wrar351.exe

    The virus is a password listener: http://www.tenebril.com/src/info.php?id=127870998

    Does it make sense to anyone? Would have thought my dear Nortons would have detected it.

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  14. blogonaut that's a false positive, contact Tenebril and notify them if you still have a problem.

    I'd personally suggest getting rid of Norton, Tenebril and if using IE get rid of it as well.. and switch them with Avast, Adaware, and Firefox respectively.

    but anyways.. if anyone needs a key, they're all the same key.. download Winrar from here *same link as author of this post*

    make a file called rarreg.key with the following.. and place it in your Winrar folder.
    *hopefully the key doesn't get screwed up*

    RAR registration data
    PCA Special Offer
    Version: 3.51
    UID=1646b0bf276e0741a35d
    6412212250a35de40c0f65f0de0b1ec394651547dd886d12c4b273
    314b58181fcd2e99e818605ed576bd5c0b10a8740d2f11c59f87b3
    8e75c09eba7f7fb395c7d1ac80abf2030c873788fad37f614109c6
    0442fb933697af5e46876631c75812072460411d34d0918118ff8a
    335fc8bb64cc46b907d19a6ced2ce9ff90a0c417b6c3f12379447a
    30dd1c68cf9aa89877227b946f55e1b61411656f387b498160fd03
    65a1c527d7f9899d013980b9fe11ef23d35df5224a293546221894


    enjoy :)

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  15. The link is for the new version. The key doesn't work with the new version. Here's a link for the old version: http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&file_id=f_16010757

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  16. wait... if you want to use the new version then in the rarreg.key file edit
    Version: 3.51
    to read
    Version: 3.62
    (or the newest version)

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