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Should I remove Razer Game Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,490
United States Rank #4,957
Reach 0.1176%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.54 days
546.81 days >
Average installed length: 287.31 days


VersionDistribution 92.02% 7.98%

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Razer Game Booster

What is Razer Game Booster?  (from Razer USA)

Getting the absolute best performance out of your system and games isn’t rocket science but it can sure be tough to figure out. In partnership with IObit, Razer Game Booster is your simple yet powerful solution. All it takes is a click of a button, and it will automatically enhance the state of your system and focus al...  Read more


Razer Game Booster is a software program developed by Razer USA. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named GameBooster.exe. The setup package generally installs about 179 files and is usually about 36.3 MB (38,064,813 bytes). The installed file RzUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Razer Game Booster come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.razerzone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{88F0F4FF-B514-4E32-9C17-CAF96D60EAFC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Game Booster

Program executable:GameBooster.exe
Name:Game Booster
Path:C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\GameBooster.exe
Additional files:
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • Boost.exe - Game Booster
  • FPSClient.exe
  • GameBooster.exe
  • gbtray.exe
  • Ninject.dll (by Ninject Project Contributors) - Ninject: Lightweight dependency injection for .NET (Ninject Core Library)
  • taskMgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • Assistant.dll - Razer Game Booster
  • Boost.dll
  • Defrag.dll
  • Diagnose.dll
  • Drivers.dll
  • GamepadStub.dll - GamepadStub
  • GameScaner.dll
  • K_FPS.dll - FPS Dynamic Link Library
  • main.exe
  • Mpeg2Video.dll
  • PowerConfig.dll - PowerConfig
  • ProcessCapturer.exe - ProcessCapturer
  • ProcessMonitor.dll - ProcessMonitor
  • Razer.GameBooster.ImportLibrary.dll
  • Razer.GameBooster.Model.dll
  • Razer.GameBooster.Services.dll
  • Razer.GameBooster.Toolkit.dll
  • Razer.GameBooster.View.dll
  • Razer.GameBooster.ViewModel.dll
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • GBV3ContextMenu.dll - Game Booster v3 (Game Booster v3 Context Menu)
  • GBV3ContextMenu_x86.dll
  • RzSynapseNative.dll - RzSynapseNative (RzSynapseNative module)
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.dll - RzEmilyLoginUI
  • RzUpdateNative.dll - RzUpdateNative (RzUpdateNative module)
  • D3DX8Wrapper.dll - D3DX8Wra Dynamic Link Library
  • FPS.dll
  • FPSSource.dll (by IObit) - FPS Video Record Source Filter
  • RzStorageIO.dll - RzStorageIO (Storage IO module)
  • RzStorage.dll - RzStorage
  • libmp3lame.dll (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Update
  • EPPlus.dll - EPPlus
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avdevice-53.dll
  • avfilter-2.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avresample-0.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • DelMelTaskAndPower.exe
  • EasyHook32.dll
  • FW1FontWrapper.dll
  • gbinit.exe
  • GBUnInstall.exe
  • swscale-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • GameBooster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7B5F9351-141B-430D-9E7C-239DD89DA3C2}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Razer_Game_Booster_AutoUpdate'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • GameBooster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Game_Booster_Startup.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Razer_Game_Booster_AutoUpdate.
Startup File (User Run)
  • main.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Razer Game Booster.lnk' and executes as C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\main.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutoUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GB_UPDATE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\AutoUpdate.exe" /AUTORUN.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • main.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\main.exe'.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\AutoUpdate.exe'.
Network connections
  • main.exe connects to ec2-23-21-233-211.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 5001).
  • main.exe connects to ec2-23-21-233-211.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 5001).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000762233%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006510%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:224,492
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:960 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:10.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0012590911%
Kernel CPU:0.00057462%
User CPU:0.00068447%
CPU cycles/sec:3,216,875
I/O reads/min:83 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
Memory:119.4 MB
Total CPU:0.0033063395%
Kernel CPU:0.00082578%
User CPU:0.00248056%

How do I remove Razer Game Booster?

You can uninstall Razer Game Booster 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 Game Booster, 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 Game Booster.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 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 7 78.70%
Windows 10 13.97%
Windows XP 3.71%
Windows Vista 3.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.16%
Windows 7 Professional 7.45%
Windows 8 Pro 4.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.72%
Windows 8 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.53%
  Germany 5.03%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  Canada 4.21%
  Turkey 2.76%
  France 2.42%
  Australia 2.27%
  Brazil 1.90%
  India 1.57%
  Spain 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Philippines 1.38%
  Italy 1.34%
  Mexico 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.28%
Acer 20.44%
Dell 16.35%
ASUS 12.19%
Toshiba 6.20%
Samsung 3.65%
Lenovo 2.55%
Alienware 2.26%
MSI 1.02%
Intel 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.20%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.19%

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

comments6 comments

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user comment
Are you for real?over a year ago
Yes this is a very useful program. Use it if you're an avid gamer with a crappy pc like me. It turns off processes while you're playing and you can CHOOSE what to close and what not. It's extremely easy to use and it really helps a lot.
user comment
gpj252over a year ago
i really dont think anyone should read these comments and take it seriously, all i saw was some people with bad computers wanting miracles, the program really boosts the performance in most of the games, in some of them it doesnt make difference, but they are minority, so you definitively should have this program if you is a hardcore gamer and want a good interface not only for boosting and launching games, but for recording too, is a very good software and it doesnt had anything really negative for me.
user comment
Pataponthetaterazayover a year ago
well this only closes programs to boost up, i uninstalled it but every time i restart my laptop it pops up every time and it gets really annoying. HELP!
user comment
Riprockover a year ago
It helped in some aspects, but hurt performance in others. Game menus slowed down. A lot. Some FPS gains in some situations. I'm uninstalling
user comment
Chrisover a year ago
Well if you have a bloated computer with slow cpu it is definitely going to help.
user comment
Habublaover a year ago
I don't think you should keep Razer Game Booster installed. It didn't really help me speed up my computer or games. I own an Acer Aspire and I've tried every game to make the program speed it up but nothing really helps...