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Should I remove Razer Synapse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,785
United States Rank #1,545
Reach 0.4405%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.59 days
135.28 days >
Average installed length: 71.08 days


VersionDistribution 4.64% 5.19% 3.48% 7.99% 5.25% 5.25% 1.65% 10.15% 5.56% 0.37% 7.97% 8.83% 13.34% 5.04% 15.28%

Razer Synapse


Razer Synapse is a software program developed by Razer. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 Razer_Synapse_Framework_v1.18.19.25502.exe. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 163.18 MB (171,109,067 bytes). The installed file RzUpdate.dll 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of Razer Synapse come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.razersupport.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Razer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0D78BEE2-F8FF-4498-AF1A-3FF81CED8AC6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 163.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Synapse

Program executable:Razer_Synapse_Framework_v1.18.19.25502.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer_Synapse_Framework_v1.18.19.25502.exe
Additional files:
  • RzAIOInstallManager.exe - Razer AIO Install Manager
  • RzAIOInstallManager.resources.dll
  • RzAIOGenerator.exe - Razer GamerAIOGenerator (RzGamerAIOGenerator)
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdateManager.resources.dll
  • RzWizardPkg.exe - Razer Wizard Package
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • RzAIOGeneratorUi.dll - Razer GamerAIOUi (RzGamerAIOUi)
  • RzAIOGeneratorUi.resources.dll
  • RzWizardService.exe - RzWizardService
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.dll - RzEmilyLoginUI
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.resources.dll
  • RzSynapse.exe - Razer Synapse
  • RzSynapse.resources.dll
  • RzStorageIO.dll - RzStorageIO (StorageIO module)
  • RzTrayMgr.dll - RzTrayIcon
  • RzWizardUI.dll - RzWizardUI (Razer Wizard UI)
  • RzStorage.dll - RzStorage
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • RzWizard.exe - RzWizard (Razer Wizard)
  • RzUISdk.dll - RzUISdk

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RzSynapse.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{81A1744D-1A3D-4618-B7AA-E983DBE06EF8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RzSynapse.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Razer Synapse_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • RzWizardService.exe runs as a service named 'Razer Wizard Service' (RzWizardService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RzSynapse.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Razer Synapse' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RzSynapse.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Synapse' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe".
  • RzWizard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RzWizard' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\RzWizard\RzWizard.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000312270%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001041%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002082%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,217
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:36 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Razer Synapse?

Quickly and completely remove Razer Synapse from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Razer Synapse 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Razer Synapse, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Razer Synapse.

Win 8 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 64.40%
Windows 7 35.46%
Windows Vista 0.11%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 20.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.09%
Windows 10 Home 16.95%
Windows 10 Pro 10.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.21%
  Canada 5.37%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  France 4.58%
  Germany 3.82%
  Australia 3.52%
  Sweden 2.41%
  DK 2.19%
  Norway 2.05%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Finland 0.90%
  Russia 0.87%
  Singapore 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.36%
Hewlett-Packard 15.78%
Acer 12.04%
Dell 10.76%
Lenovo 9.66%
Alienware 7.14%
MSI 5.75%
Toshiba 2.38%
Samsung 1.76%
Medion 1.13%
Intel 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.54%
MSI MS-7821 3.73%
LENOVO 20378 2.91%
MSI MS-7693 2.46%
MSI MS-7917 2.19%
MSI MS-7850 2.05%


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