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2.1.7 6.45%
2.1.1 1.61%

CorsairLink 2

What is CorsairLink 2?  (from Corsair Memory)

Corsair Link™ offers exciting new capabilities in system monitoring and control. Select Corsair products can be linked together for monitoring, with an amazing level of control. Everything is available on your screen with a software interface that’s advanced, intuitive, and easy to use.


CorsairLink 2 is a software program developed by Corsair Memory. The most common release is 2.2.0, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 27.11 MB (28,427,584 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 47% of users of CorsairLink 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Corsair.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Corsair\CorsairLink 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B49A3A71-5D6D-4F56-A41B-5C40D8AC4701}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CorsairLink 2

  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Charting.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Charting
  • SiUSBXp.dll (by Silicon Laboratories) - Silicon Laboratories USBXpress (SiUSBXp)
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Chart.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Chart
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Gauge.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Gauge
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input.dll - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input
  • Sierra2.Shared.Backend.dll - Sierra2.Backend.Shared
  • Telerik.Windows.Data.dll - Telerik.Windows.Data
  • Sierra2.Backend.Flex.dll - Sierra2.Backend.USB
  • Sierra2.Backend.Host.dll - Sierra2Backend.Host
  • Sierra2.Backend.USB.dll
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.dll (by Telerik) - RadControls for WPF (Telerik.Windows.Controls)
  • Telerik.Windows.Controls.Docking.dll (by Telerik) - Telerik.Windows.Controls.Docking
  • Sierra2.Bootloader.exe - Sierra2.Bootloader
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • Sierra2.ResourceModule.dll - ResourceModule
  • SierraService.exe (by CIS) - Sierra2Serivce
  • Sierra2.OptionsModule.dll - OptionsModule
  • protobuf-net.dll - protobuf-net
  • Sierra2.GroupsModule.dll - GroupsModule
  • HidLibrary.dll (by Ultraviolet Catastrophe) - Hid Library
  • Sierra2.GPU.exe - Sierra2.GPU
  • Sierra2.GraphModule.dll - GraphModule
  • Sierra2.Shared.Model.dll - SharedModel
  • Sierra2.SystemModule.dll
  • Sierra2.Shared.UI.dll - SharedUI
  • WinRing0.dll (by OpenLibSys.org) - WinRing0
  • WinRing0x64.dll (by OpenLibSys.org)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Sierra2.exe - Sierra2
  • clrzmq.dll (by iMatix) - clrzmq
  • clrzmq-ext.dll (by iMatix) - clrzmq-ext
  • AMDLib.dll
  • IntelLib.dll
  • libzmq.dll
  • NvidiaLIB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Sierra2.GPU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sierra2.GPU.
  • SierraService.exe runs as a service named 'Sierra2Service' (Sierra2Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Sierra2.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CorsairLINK 2' and executes as C:\Program Files\Corsair\CorsairLink 2\Sierra2.exe.

How do I remove CorsairLink 2?

Quickly and completely remove CorsairLink 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CorsairLink 2 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 CorsairLink 2, 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 CorsairLink 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.19%
Windows 8 24.19%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.19%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.06%
Windows 8 Pro 6.45%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  Canada 7.89%
  United Kingdom 7.89%
  France 5.26%
  Switzerland 3.95%
  Australia 3.95%
  Sweden 3.95%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  DK 2.63%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Norway 1.32%
  Finland 1.32%
  Greece 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
ASUS 28.57%
Dell 9.52%
Intel 9.52%
MSI 4.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 33.33%
MSI MS-7751 22.22%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 5.56%
MSI MS-7676 5.56%
INTEL DZ77GA 5.56%
Micro-Star MS-7688 5.56%


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