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Should I remove Corsair Headset Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,664
United States Rank #15,511
Reach 0.0219%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.04 days
237.05 days >
Average installed length: 124.55 days


2.0.26 43.75%
2.0.23 1.16%
2.0.19 5.32%
2.0.16 22.69%
2.0.11 0.23%
2.0.8 0.23%
2.0.7 26.62%

Corsair Headset Software


Corsair Headset Software is a software program developed by Corsair Memory. The most common release is 2.0.26, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,983,104 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Corsair Headset Software come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.corsair.com
Help link: www.corsair.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\corsair\corsair headset software
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{13EF429D-EE9B-42C9-96AE-53D0D22155F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.61 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Corsair Headset Software

  • corsairdevice.dll - Corsair Vengeance Headset
  • headsetcontrolpanel.exe
  • corsveng2kamd64.sys - Corsair Vengeance Headset Driver
  • corsveng2kcinstamd64.dll - Corsair Vengeance Headset Driver Co-installer
  • corsveng2kcinsti386.dll
  • corsveng2ki386.sys
  • qtcore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtgui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qtxml4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • headsetcontrolpanel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{985634E8-1B41-4811-B804-C7A0F7676D5C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • headsetcontrolpanel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Corsair Headset Software' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Corsair\Corsair Headset Software\HeadsetControlPanel.exe" /minimized.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:312.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002293477%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011796%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011139%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,910,645
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.31 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.51 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Corsair Headset Software?

You can uninstall Corsair Headset Software 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 Corsair Headset Software, 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 Corsair Headset Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.57%
Windows 10 38.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.45%
Windows 8.1 11.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.95%
Windows 8 Pro 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.01%
  France 15.40%
  Sweden 8.89%
  United Kingdom 7.16%
  Canada 6.07%
  Norway 4.77%
  Australia 4.34%
  Netherlands 3.04%
  Belgium 2.39%
  Germany 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  DK 1.30%
  Italy 1.08%
  Brazil 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 29.78%
Acer 17.98%
Hewlett-Packard 10.11%
Dell 6.18%
Alienware 5.06%
MSI 3.93%
Lenovo 3.37%
Medion 1.12%
Toshiba 1.12%
Intel 1.12%
Samsung 1.12%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.38%
MSI MS-7821 4.95%
MSI MS-7681 3.85%
MSI MS-7758 3.30%
MSI MS-7752 3.30%
MSI MS-7751 3.30%


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