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Should I remove Razer Cortex?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,137
United States Rank #2,453
Reach 0.3502%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.30 days
126.93 days >
Average installed length: 66.69 days


VersionDistribution 0.04% 0.02% 0.06% 7.47% 3.28% 6.98% 1.38% 1.55% 5.39% 0.06% 0.02% 6.62% 17.77% 11.09% 14.57% 8.57% 2.67% 11.72% 0.73%

Other programs by Razer USA

Razer Cortex


Razer Cortex 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. The main program executable is main.exe. The software installer includes 99 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 39% of users of Razer Cortex come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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
Additional files:
  • Boost.dll - Razer Game Booster
  • Defrag.dll
  • Diagnose.dll
  • Drivers.dll
  • GameScaner.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
  • Razer.CloudDrive.dll
  • Razer.Dropbox.dll - Razer.Dropbox
  • Assistant.dll - RazerCortex
  • FPSRunner32.exe
  • K_FPS.dll - FPS Dynamic Link Library
  • Mpeg2Video.dll
  • Ninject.dll (by Ninject Project Contributors) - Ninject: Lightweight dependency injection for .NET (Ninject Core Library)
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • 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
  • 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
  • EPPlus.dll - EPPlus
  • keutil-52.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • Avro.dll (by Apache) - Avro
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • FW1FontWrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • 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.

Win 8 59%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.78%
Windows 7 40.13%
Windows Vista 1.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 20.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.71%
Windows 10 Home 10.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.23%
Windows 10 Pro 6.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.95%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  Canada 4.59%
  France 3.94%
  Brazil 3.78%
  Germany 3.75%
  Australia 2.33%
  Italy 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Philippines 1.40%
  Mexico 1.36%
  Russia 1.26%
  Sweden 1.23%
  India 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.64%
Acer 17.22%
ASUS 16.53%
Dell 11.67%
Lenovo 9.42%
Toshiba 6.10%
Samsung 3.85%
Alienware 3.00%
MSI 2.54%
Intel 0.65%
Medion 0.46%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.22%
LENOVO 20378 3.14%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.07%

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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