ZookaWare offers software for cleaning, storing and removing information on your computer. RegZooka, the company's registry cleaning application, offers a powerful and easy way to remove or repair unneeded registry entries and comes in as our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner. Running in-depth scans on RegZooka is like flipping on a light switch; simply choose which files to scan and let the registry cleaner software do its job.
The two- or three-minute scan process is blazing fast and yet still able to find a large portion of the registry issues. ZookaWare lets you try the software out before ever making a purchase. This helps you determine if you need the software or if something else is slowing down your computer. Additional features such as issues logs, file-dependency scans and many others ensure accurate, safe scans and cleaning every time.
This application checks a fairly long list of registry items, including COM/ActiveX/OLE entries, application uninstall entries, font entries, shared DLL entries, application paths entries, sound and audio entries, help files, Windows startup items, file/folder/path references, program shortcuts references, empty registry keys and file associations.
The three-step process for scanning, identifying what items to remove and cleaning your registry is extremely easy and rather effective. We found 2,774 issues on our first scan, which is about average when compared to the competition. The scan process is even faster, taking about three minutes to fully scan a large amount of information on our test machine. An additional file-dependency scan revealed an additional 866 issues, which further increased the speed and performance of our machine. RegZooka may not have the deepest scan on the market, but the issues it finds are easy to remove, and the additional scan options ensure that major issues are found.
Almost all of the standard and advanced features we were looking for are easily accessible and make using the software much easier. RegZooka also includes a defragmentation option, which will further organize your registry once the cleaning process is complete. This will ensure that everything is in the correct location so your computer can run at top speed. Advanced users will enjoy seeing detailed logs about each issue, while novice users will find the plain English issue definitions a welcome surprise.
It's not uncommon to see that software, and other applications, will start up as soon as your computer launches. This may or may not be a good thing depending on how fast you want your computer to start and if the applications are even needed. RegZooka software includes a start-up menu manager, which lets you choose which items you wish to run when your computer starts. This is one of the biggest timesaving features of any good registry cleaner software. We would like to have seen an individual undo option to make undoing small mistakes much easier. However, we didn't have any issues during our scan and repair process, so this wasn't a big issue.
This registry cleaner software provides the standard safety features, including registry backups and an organized log of those backups. One item that seems a little less safety-oriented is the start-up optimizer. There is a warning on that page about how dangerous it can be to remove software, but there are no recommendations regarding which items to keep and which are safe to remove. In the Advanced Tools section, RegZooka continual warns you that removal of items within this section of software could be dangerous. We recommend that you only use the advanced tools if you're comfortable with registry entries and know what you're doing. We would like to have seen an indicator that shows the issue severity, since this would help most users better understand if the item should be removed without question or ignored until they know a little more about the issue.
RegZooka is easy to install and use. The main screen features a step-by-step layout of the software’s tasks. Menu items on the left-hand side of the screen use plain English to explain their capabilities, which for many is a lifesaver. The automatic scheduler lets you set and forget about regular registry cleaning duties. RegZooka can be set to automatically run on startup, close itself after making repairs, automatically repair items after scanning and display a splash screen before starting.
ZookaWare includes all the basic technical support options. You'll find a phone number, email and even a FAQs section, which are the primary ways of getting your questions answered. If you are having trouble getting the software to work and need help with any of the features, ZookaWare's representatives will remotely access your computer and solve the problem themselves. The help feature within the software is a little lackluster, but with so many helpful options online, we found little need for this help option.
This RegZooka review covers the basics of what well-built registry cleaner software is capable of doing for a bogged down computer. The quick and yet effective scan ensures that the most critical registry issues are found and removed without compromising your computer's safety. The easy-to-use interface and simple design lend themselves to novice users. However, the advanced tools section includes a number of features that are centered around more-experienced users. If you're looking for solid registry cleaner software that will take you step-by-step through the process, you should consider using RegZooka.
RegZooka's multiple scan options and user-friendly interface make it ideal for any user.
The software lacks issue severity and has no individual undo option.
RegZooka is a well-built registry cleaner geared towards novice users, but it has features for more-advanced cleaning too.