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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,116
United States Rank #4,637
Reach 0.1305%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.09 days
474.71 days >
Average installed length: 249.42 days


3.7 79.82%
3.6 20.18%

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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 program developed by Razer USA. The most used version is 3.7, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is gamebooster.exe. The software installer includes 86 files and is usually about 51.26 MB (53,746,263 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 42% of users of Razer Game Booster 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 Game Booster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Razer\Razer Game Booster\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 51.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Game Booster

Program executable:gamebooster.exe
Name:Game Booster
Signed by:Razer USA Ltd
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
  • gbtray.exe
  • 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
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • GBV3ContextMenu.dll - Game Booster v3 (Game Booster v3 Context Menu)
  • RzSynapseNative.dll - RzSynapseNative (RzSynapseNative module)
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.dll - RzEmilyLoginUI
  • RzUpdateNative.dll - RzUpdateNative (RzUpdateNative module)
  • D3DX8Wrapper.dll - D3DX8Wra Dynamic Link Library
  • RzStorage.dll - RazerStorage
  • RzStorageIO.dll - RzStorageIO (StorageIO module)
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Update
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avdevice-53.dll
  • avfilter-2.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avresample-0.dll
  • GBUnInstall.exe

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:43.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0027435858%
Kernel CPU:0.00181442%
User CPU:0.00092916%
CPU cycles/sec:8,252,149
I/O reads/min:332 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
Memory:147.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0234656194%
Kernel CPU:0.00935856%
User CPU:0.01410706%
CPU cycles/sec:2,840,308
I/O reads/min:32.25 KB
I/O writes/min:530 Bytes

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) 62%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.31%
Windows 10 21.40%
Windows XP 7.73%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.65%
Windows 7 Professional 7.37%
Windows 8 5.54%
Windows 8 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.48%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  Canada 4.30%
  Germany 3.66%
  Brazil 3.34%
  France 2.74%
  Australia 2.20%
  Italy 1.71%
  Saudi Arabia 1.46%
  Philippines 1.42%
  India 1.24%
  Indonesia 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Malaysia 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.08%
Acer 20.45%
Dell 14.08%
ASUS 13.70%
Toshiba 5.27%
Lenovo 3.92%
Samsung 2.96%
Intel 2.25%
Alienware 2.06%
MSI 1.09%
Common models
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HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.26%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.94%

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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