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Should I remove Razer Core?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,413
United States Rank #15,495
Reach 0.0116%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.57 days
400.35 days >
Average installed length: 210.35 days


0.01.144 42.11%
0.01.137 46.49%
0.01.135 1.75%
0.01.127 4.39%
0.01.110 0.44%
0.01.105 2.19%
0.01.92 2.63%

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Razer Core

What is Razer Core?

Razer Core is installed with various Razer gaming products such as the Razer Comm software, a utility for inter-game communications with enhanced audio transmitions for faster real-time communication.


The most used version is 0.01.137, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is razercore.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 83.61 MB (87,671,036 bytes). RzUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.razerzone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Razer\Core
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\Razer Core\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\ProgramData\Razer\Core\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 83.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Core

Program executable:razercore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\razer\core\razercore.exe
Additional files:
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • RzCoreVer.dll - Razer Core (RzCoreVer)
  • RzUtilWin.dll - RzUtilWin
  • RazerInterfaces.dll - RazerInterfaces
  • Native.Interop.dll - Native.Interop
  • RazerInGameLib.dll - RazerInGameLib
  • RzStorage.dll - RazerStorage
  • RazerGameScanner.dll - GameScanner
  • RazerOvlStatus.dll - OvlStatus (OvlStatus interface module)
  • rigRddUmHlp.dll - RddUmHlp (RddUmHlp remote process overlay module)
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • RzOvlMon.exe - RzOvlMon (Monitor Razer Overlay Driver Service)
  • RIGRddUm.dll - RddUm (RddUm remote process overlay module)
  • RazerCommsSetup.exe
  • RazerOvlApi.dll - OvlApi lower-level interface driver
  • RazerOvlApiClr.dll - OvlApi .NET wrapper
  • RazerOvlCompositor.dll - Overlay window compositing subsystem
  • RazerOvlCompositorClr.dll - OvlCompositor .NET wrapper
  • RIGDriverInstaller.exe - Razer In-game Driver Installer
  • RIGInstall.exe - Razer In-game Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RzOvlMon.exe runs as a service named 'Razer Overlay Subsystem Emergency Service' (RzOvlMon).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RazerCore.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Razer Comms' and executes as C:\Program Files\Razer\Core\RazerCore.exe /ChatApplet.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RazerCore.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RazerCore' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Core\RazerCore.exe" /VKeyApplet.

How do I remove Razer Core?

You can uninstall Razer Core 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 Razer Core, 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 Razer Core.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? 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 74.56%
Windows 10 22.37%
Windows Vista 1.75%
Windows XP 1.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.68%
Windows 8.1 8.77%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 8 4.39%
Windows 8 Pro 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.19%
  Canada 5.82%
  Australia 4.45%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  United Kingdom 3.08%
  DK 2.74%
  Germany 2.40%
  Sweden 2.05%
  Brazil 1.71%
  France 1.37%
  Norway 1.03%
  Finland 1.03%
  India 1.03%
  Spain 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.08%
Hewlett-Packard 18.80%
Acer 13.68%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 5.98%
Toshiba 5.13%
Alienware 3.42%
MSI 2.56%
Sony 1.71%
Common models
Razer Razer Blade 9.38%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.13%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1315t 3.13%
MSI MS-7758 2.34%
Razer Razer Blade Pro 2.34%

About Razer USA

Razer is a computer peripherals manufacturer specializing in products marketed to gamers whose products are generally targeted at gamers.
Publisher URL: www.razerzone.com

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Frostbiteover a year ago
If you're not using Razer gear, get rid of it. Wasted process otherwise.