World / WinRaR Has Fixed a Bug Which Puts Millions of PC Users in Danger

The Quint : Feb 23, 2019, 04:29 PM

WinRaR has been generally downloaded for free by most of the users, and it claims over 500 million users have downloaded and used the popular compression tool for files. WinRaR seems to have accepted the issue reported by folks at Check Point, & quickly decided to stop supporting all ACE archives and released an updated version of WinRaR 5.70 beta 1 for user to quickly download existing version.

WinRaR has been generally downloaded for free by most of the users, and it claims over 500 million users have downloaded and used the popular compression tool for files.

WinRaR seems to have accepted the issue reported by folks at Check Point, and quickly decided to stop supporting all ACE archives and released an updated version of WinRaR 5.70 beta 1 for the user to quickly download or at least update the existing version.While the company has fixed the bug, or at least claim to have done it, we’re not sure how a bug has been left untouched for over 19 years, without anyone noticing its danger.

Also, it is possible that some percent of the 500 million WinRaR users are likely to have affected by the recently fixed bug, they just weren’t aware of it. WinRaR hasn’t given any details about possible damage, but it’s better if you just update to the latest version at the earliest.