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TechSmith Relay


TechSmith Relay is a software program developed by TechSmith. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named techsmithrecorder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 25.26 MB (26,491,691 bytes). 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 78% of users of TechSmith Relay come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.techsmith.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TechSmith\TechSmith Recorder\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1674FB90-B077-4C9F-8EB0-2A41C6F80367}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TechSmith Relay

Program executable:techsmithrecorder.exe
Name:TechSmith Recorder
TechSmith Relay Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\techsmith\techsmith recorder\recorder\techsmithrecorder.exe
Additional files:
  • TimelineFilters.dll - TechSmith DirectShow Source Filters
  • TSCRec3.dll - TechSmith Screen Recorder SDK (TechSmith Screen Recorder Control)
  • RelayPlugin.dll - TechSmith Relay Plugin
  • RelayPowerPointAddin.dll - TechSmith Recorder (TechSmith Relay Recorder PowerPoint Add-In)
  • RelayPowerPointAddinRes.dll - TechSmith Relay Recorder PowerPoint Add-In Resource DLL
  • UploaderService.exe - TechSmith Uploader Service
  • MediaSrcFilters.dll - Morae (Morae DirectShow Filters)
  • TscHelp.exe - TechSmith HTML Help Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UploaderService.exe runs as a service named 'TechSmith Uploader Service' (TechSmith Uploader Service) "TechSmith Uploader Service acts as a proxy between the recorder and the Manager/API".

How do I remove TechSmith Relay?

Quickly and completely remove TechSmith Relay from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TechSmith Relay 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 TechSmith Relay, 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 TechSmith Relay.

Win 8 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Austria 11.11%
  Canada 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 25.00%
Samsung 25.00%
Intel 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55N 33.33%
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 33.33%
Sony SVS131290X 33.33%

About TechSmith

Sells SnagIt, Camtasia Studio and other applications as well as hosts screencast.com, a screencast hosting service.
Publisher URL: www.techsmith.com


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