The Final Version of WinRAR 5.31 Is Here and Ready for Download

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WinRAR is constantly improved to provide you with a stable and secure software to compress, secure and archive your personal data. We are pleased to announce now the final release of the new version WinRAR 5.31, which is a minor upgrade to fix some issues which appeared during usage of the previous version.

RARLAB.COM and win.rar GmbH are proud to present the latest update of the world's leading compression and archive management software WinRAR 5.31. This upgrade has been released to fix some minor issues which appeared during usage of the previous version.

Corrections in Windows high DPI mode and WinRAR interface improvements:
If the Windows text settings have been set to 150% or larger, the font in the WinRAR help menu was not increased accordingly, resulting in too small text for the user. Furthermore, default columns width in WinRAR file list was less than expected 125% or larger Windows text setting. Now with the update to 5.31 these issues have been corrected and WinRAR displays the same sizes as chosen in Windows.

The WinRAR interface has also been improved for right-to-left languages. The buttons in multi-page dialogs are now aligned correctly and translated to default Windows display language.

Bug Fixes:
For security reasons security issues have been fixed to close possible vulnerabilities. WinRAR SFX module could load DLL libraries from its own executable folder as a result of calling some Windows API functions. It could lead to a security threat if DLL files with malicious code were stored in the same folder as SFX archive. Now SFX module takes additional steps to prevent such a situation in Windows Vista and later. Please be aware that Windows XP users can still be affected, so they must be extra careful to run SFX archive from a folder with suspicious DLL files.

Furthermore, WinRAR 5.30 failed to run .lnk files from file list, this problem has also been eliminated.

All information on the improvements of WinRAR 5.31 can be found here:

Providing regular updates ensures that the software is stable and liable. It is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest version to ensure the users to work with a highly secure and steady compression tool to secure their sensitive data.

A useful tip for all Windows-64-bit users: It is highly recommended to install the 64-bit version. It is faster and offers the best available integration. WinRAR’s compression speed in all Windows versions and on any multi-core-system has been increased considerably.

The new version WinRAR 5.31 can be downloaded here:

Upgrading is quick and easy. Users only need to download and install the latest version of WinRAR to continue using the best compression tool around! No complicated uninstalling of the previous version is necessary.

WinRAR is available in more than 40 different languages and is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8,7 and Windows Vista. For all Android users the RAR for Android App is available on Google Play. The command line version of WinRAR is also available for Linux, FreeBSD and MAC OS X.

About WinRAR:
WinRAR is the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows version of the RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. RAR files can, in most cases, compress content up to 30 percent more effectively than ZIP files. The most notable functions of WinRAR include very powerful document and multimedia file compression, file encryption, processing of other archive formats, programmable self-extracting (SFX) archives, damaged archive repair and Unicode support.

About win.rar GmbH:
win.rar GmbH has been the official distributor of WinRAR and RARLAB products since February 2002 and handles all support, marketing and sales functions related to WinRAR & RARLAB.COM. win.rar GmbH is registered in Germany and is represented worldwide by local partners in more than 70 countries on six continents. win.rar’s declared objective is to provide first-class quality support and to optimize its software to meet customer’s requirements in accordance with their valued feedback. For more information about WinRAR and win.rar GmbH please visit our website at

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