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Should I remove WinZip Registry Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,910
United States Rank #4,420
Reach 0.1388%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.42 days
248.27 days >
Average installed length: 130.45 days


VersionDistribution 1.65% 0.18% 0.07% 4.20% 0.04% 0.04% 0.29% 0.04%
2.0 0.07%
1.0 93.42%

WinZip Registry Optimizer

What is WinZip Registry Optimizer?

WinZip Registry Optimizer is a Windows registry repair software utility designed to fix potentially damaged registry entries by scanning for entries that point to various files that are no longer active on the PC.

About  (from WinZip Computing)

Prevent system crashes and optimize your Windows registry for peak PC performance with WinZip Registry Optimizer, a two-in-one utility that takes the work out of cleaning, repairing, and organizing your PC's registry. At the core of your PC's operating system is the Windows registry, a collection of entries for every ...  Read more


The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named winzipro.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 13.41 MB (14,066,618 bytes). The installed file RegistryOptimizerUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WinZip International LLC
URL: www.winzip.com/registry-optimizer.htm
Help link: www.winzip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinZip Registry Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinZip Registry Optimizer\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 13.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinZip Registry Optimizer

Program executable:winzipro.exe
Name:WinZip Registry Optimizer
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\winzip registry optimizer\winzipro.exe
Additional files:
  • RegistryOptimizerUpdater.exe - RegistryOptimizerUpdater Module
  • RegistryOptimizer.exe - WinZip Registry Optimizer
  • Uninstall.exe - WinZip Registry Optimizer installer
  • Winzipro.dll
  • WROUninstall.exe
  • FileExtensionManager-vc100-mt.dll - File Extension Manager library
  • tray.exe
  • CleanSchedule.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • RegistryOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Start WinZip Registry Optimizer 8b9a3b9d2ae2488d for [email protected]'.
  • Winzipro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{739B3300-2A48-4990-8E58-87B5A8425FE3}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{923961F0-A226-4999-A34B-9A9D4AA34F77}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RegistryOptimizer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start WinZip Registry Optimizer for [email protected](logon).
  • Winzipro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {FEB2E22A-1E09-42E1-AFB1-AB05DF7EC87F}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Winzipro.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WROReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\WinZip Registry Optimizer\Winzipro.exe -rem.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0507073287%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01004252%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04066480%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove WinZip Registry Optimizer?

You can uninstall WinZip Registry Optimizer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinZip Registry Optimizer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WinZip Registry Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.85%
Windows 10 30.29%
Windows XP 5.44%
Windows Vista 4.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.26%
Windows 10 Home 8.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.84%
Windows 8.1 7.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.25%
  Brazil 4.42%
  Australia 3.90%
  Italy 3.83%
  Canada 3.71%
  United Kingdom 3.71%
  Sweden 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  France 2.19%
  Germany 2.16%
  Mexico 1.77%
  Iran 1.55%
  Israel 1.51%
  Taiwan 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.00%
Acer 17.40%
Dell 16.42%
ASUS 9.65%
Toshiba 8.24%
Lenovo 5.80%
Samsung 5.26%
Intel 1.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.60%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.53%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.65%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.91%

About WinZip Computing

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Windows developed by WinZip Computing.
Publisher URL: www.winzip.com


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