PROS / The safety features of WinZip Registry Optimizer match the best among registry repair software.
CONS / The software is not optimized for Windows 8.
VERDICT / WinZip Registry Optimizer gives you access to a full range of registry cleaning and safety tools, but the software isn't as finely tuned as similar software.
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WinZip Registry Optimizer is a registry cleaner software designed to help improve the performance of your Windows-based PC. The registry scan took 49 seconds to scan our test computer's registry and found 170 errors. The scan summary screen provided detailed information about each discovered error. With the software, you can choose to either exam each error individually or to use the single button cleaner and allow WinZip Registry Optimizer to repair the errors according to the software's recommendations.
The software has a registry defrag tool to better organize your system's registry for increased performance. The registry defrag tool includes a progress screen, which is useful as it provides a time frame to the lengthy defragmentation repair. The scan summary screen give detailed information about the fragmentation of your registry, and the registry defrag tool requires a reboot to complete defragmentation. Once we ran all the optimization and cleaning tools, WinZip Registry Optimizer increased our test system's performance by only .61 percent. The software is not as finely tuned and optimized for the later versions of Windows. While the program will run on a Windows 8 machine, the tools aren't designed for the Windows 8's registry.
The safety features included with WinZip Registry Optimizer are equal to the best among registry repair software. You can either create a partial or full registry backup, depending on the available room on your computer's hard drive. The restore feature is fast and easy to use, should you need to repair the registry if an error occurs during cleaning. WinZip Registry Optimizer also includes an exclusion list designed to help you protect the more sensitive areas of your computer. This will aid in preventing an error from occurring during registry repair.
WinZip offers a single license for this software, which is standard among registry optimizer software. For support, you can call the 24/7 phone support offered by WinZip. The number to the phone support is displayed in the upper-right corner of WinZip Registry Optimizer. In addition to the phone support, WinZip offers email support through a form email submission page on their website and a FAQs page on their website. The FAQs page is ideal for finding quick answers to common problems with the software.
The tools and safety features provided by WinZip Registry Optimizer are designed similarly to the top tools found in registry optimizer. Yet, the lack of tuning the software for the latest versions of Windows limits the software efficacy.