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Should I remove Razer Core?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,189
United States Rank #1,827
Reach 0.2931%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.93 days
469.96 days >
Average installed length: 246.93 days


VersionDistribution 52.94% 5.78% 7.55% 15.34% 4.26% 0.02% 4.02% 0.92% 2.39% 1.90% 1.90% 0.81% 2.16%

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Razer Core


Razer Core is a program developed by Razer USA. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is razercore.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 40.45 MB (42,419,699 bytes). RzUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Razer Core come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

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\CoreUninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 40.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Core

Program executable:razercore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\razer\core\razercore.exe
Additional files:
  • Razer_Core_Only.exe - Razer Core (Setup Application)
  • RzCoreVer.dll - RzCoreVer
  • RzUtilWin.dll - RzUtilWin
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • RazerInterfaces.dll - RazerInterfaces
  • Native.Interop.dll - Native.Interop
  • RazerInGameLib.dll - RazerInGameLib
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.dll - RzEmilyLoginUI
  • RazerGameScanner.dll - GameScanner
  • RazerOvlStatus.dll - OvlStatus (OvlStatus interface module)
  • RzStorage.dll - RzStorage
  • rigRddUmHlp.dll - RddUmHlp (RddUmHlp remote process overlay module)
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • RzOvlMon.exe - RzOvlMon (Monitor Razer Overlay Driver Service)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • 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

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RazerCore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3AEE2DA-E751-44DE-9B6F-9D917B5BD247}' (runs on registration).
  • Razer_Core_Only.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E529E785-E8AD-4630-95CF-EBC7BE8E7EB4}' (runs on registration).
  • 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.
Network connections
  • RazerCore.exe connects to ec2-50-17-242-224.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:144.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004249815%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026497%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016001%
0.015104% average
70 average

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) 51%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.29%
Windows 10 46.26%
Windows Vista 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.99%
Windows 8.1 18.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.55%
Windows 7 Professional 7.34%
Windows 10 Home 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.31%
  Canada 5.12%
  United Kingdom 4.99%
  France 3.44%
  Australia 3.32%
  Germany 2.36%
  Sweden 2.21%
  Norway 2.13%
  Brazil 1.71%
  DK 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Belgium 1.22%
  Italy 0.82%
  Poland 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.35%
Acer 12.96%
Dell 11.28%
Alienware 8.04%
Lenovo 5.48%
MSI 4.43%
Toshiba 4.18%
Samsung 2.21%
Intel 1.33%
Apple 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.98%
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.11%
MSI MS-7821 3.00%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.11%
MSI MS-7752 2.05%

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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