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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,712
United States Rank #1,757
Reach 0.4031%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.11 days
239.14 days >
Average installed length: 125.65 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0.74.878 0.01%
8.7.16.626 0.54%
8.6.4.593 0.64%
8.5.11.584 2.36%
8.5.10.583 0.21%
8.5.9.581 0.01%
8.4.17.561 1.37%
8.3.20.524 0.38%
8.3.18.519 0.09%
8.2.14.487 0.24%
8.2.12.485 0.42%
8.1.7.463 2.22%
8.1.7.462 0.12%
8.0.104.420 1.89%
8.0.100.0 0.10%
8.0.82.336 0.09%
8.0.66.300 0.09%
8.0.50.266 0.03%
7.6.8.66 6.16%
7.5.7.57 2.08%
7.4.12.47 1.78%
7.3.26.13113 2.05%
7.2.16.12597 3.00%
7.2.15.12558 0.01%
7.1.14.12241 0.77%
7.0.135.11872 2.16%
7.0.107.11352 0.03%
7.0.99.11145 0.04%
6.4.6.10930 7.98%
6.3.19.0 2.62%
6.2.12.0 5.38%
6.1.10.0 0.99%
6.1.7.0 1.09%
6.0.29.0 3.68%
6.0.21.0 0.04%
5.5.34.0 0.01%
5.5.31.0 4.66%
5.4.15.0 12.27%
5.3.25.0 7.30%
5.2.22.0 9.62%
5.1.38.0 5.65%
5.1.31.0 1.72%
5.0.89.0 7.62%
5.0.75.0 0.47%

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Razer Cortex

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Overview

Razer Cortex is a program developed by Razer USA. The most used version is 5.4.15.0, 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. 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 main.exe. The software installer includes 90 files and is usually about 61.68 MB (64,679,977 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Razer Cortex come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.razerzone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Cortex\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Cortex\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 61.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Cortex

Program executable:main.exe
Name:Razer Cortex
Path:C:\Program Files\razer\razer cortex\main.exe
MD5:0dea60a7de8e46402e694ee23140edb0
Additional files:
  • GamecasterViewer.exe - Razer Cortex Gamecaster
  • AccountManagerClient.dll - AccountManagerClient
  • AccountManagerCommon.dll - AccountManagerCommon
  • ActionServiceCommon.dll - ActionServiceCommon
  • Diagnose.dll - Razer Gamer Booster
  • Boost.dll - Razer Game Booster
  • Defrag.dll
  • Drivers.dll
  • GameScaner.dll
  • GameScanner.dll
  • ElementSprite.dll - ElementSprite
  • CortexInstallStats.exe - Razer Cortex (Razer.Kel.InstallStats)
  • CortexLauncher.exe
  • FPSManager.dll
  • InstallInitializer.exe - Install Initializer
  • PowerConfig.dll
  • ProcessCapturer.exe
  • ProcessMonitor.dll
  • Assistant.dll - RazerCortex
  • FPSRunner32.exe
  • K_FPS.dll - FPS Dynamic Link Library
  • K_FPS32.dll
  • Mpeg2Video.dll
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • ComponentsDiagnoser.dll - ComponentsDiagnoser
  • GameScannerClient.dll - GameScannerClient
  • GameScannerCommon.dll - GameScannerCommon
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • D3DX8Wrapper.dll - Game Booster (D3DX8Wra Dynamic Link Library)
  • FPSSource.dll (by IObit) - FPS Video Record Source Filter
  • ChatSharp.dll - ChatSharp
  • EasyHook32.dll (by easyhook.codeplex.com) - EasyHook (EasyHook Native DLL (32-bit) (beta) - r73841)
  • libmp3lame.dll (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • avcodec-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avformat-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-52.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • EPPlus.dll - EPPlus
  • Hitbox.dll - Hitbox
  • IntelRSSource.dll (by SplitmediaLabs Limited) - XSplit (Intel RealSense Source Filter)
  • keutil-52.dll
  • Avro.dll (by Apache) - Avro
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • Cursors.dll
  • FW1FontWrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CortexLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B0EA9412-E9A7-43C7-A928-65AD8E1527F8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CortexLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RazerCortex_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1157820141-4060169762-1417664012-1001.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CortexLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RazerCortex' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Cortex\CortexLauncher.exe" -autorun.
  • main.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Razer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Cortex\main.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CortexLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RazerCortex' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Cortex\CortexLauncher.exe -autorun.

How do I remove Razer Cortex?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 66%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.38%
Windows 7 32.83%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.84%
Windows 8.1 14.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.93%
Windows 10 Pro 11.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.08%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  France 4.02%
  Germany 3.88%
  Canada 3.50%
  Brazil 3.26%
  Italy 3.04%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Australia 1.77%
  Spain 1.34%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Russia 1.24%
  Philippines 1.20%
  Mexico 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.48%
ASUS 18.19%
Acer 17.90%
Dell 11.44%
Lenovo 9.45%
Toshiba 5.19%
GIGABYTE 4.79%
Samsung 3.22%
Alienware 2.72%
MSI 2.55%
Intel 0.63%
Apple 0.46%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.16%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
LENOVO 20378 2.65%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.33%

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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