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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,233
United States Rank #1,185
Reach 0.5584%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.96 days
323.42 days >
Average installed length: 169.93 days


VersionDistribution 12.79% 1.75% 1.58% 0.02% 0.08% 0.01% 22.09%
1.18.13 10.27%
1.18.02 7.81%
1.17.26 0.07%
1.17.23 1.66%
1.17.22 5.80% 2.41%
1.16.6 12.78%
1.15.4 5.45%
1.14.4 2.68%
1.13.1 2.63%
1.12.8 2.50%
1.11.3 6.21%
1.10.6 1.40%

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Razer Synapse 2.0

What is Razer Synapse?  (from Razer USA)

Set-up instantly from the cloud with the world’s first cloud-based setting network for gamers. With Razer Synapse 2.0, your gaming preferences for all your Razer devices are locked and loaded anywhere in the By instantly storing your custom settings and Razer add-ons online in the cloud, you can retrieve them at any ti...  Read more


Razer Synapse 2.0 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 42.63 MB (44,703,690 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 53% of users of Razer Synapse come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.razersupport.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Razer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0D78BEE2-F8FF-4498-AF1A-3FF81CED8AC6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Synapse 2.0

  • RzDriverIO.dll - DeviceDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • rzdetmgr.dll - Razer RzDetMgr Manager
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdateManager.resources.dll
  • RzWizardPkg.exe - Razer Wizard Package
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • Boost.dll - Razer Game Booster
  • Defrag.dll
  • Diagnose.dll
  • Drivers.dll
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • RzWizardService.exe - RzWizardService
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.dll - RzEmilyLoginUI
  • RzSynapseLoginUI.resources.dll
  • RzSynapse.exe - Razer Synapse
  • RzSynapse.resources.dll
  • Assistant.dll - RazerCortex
  • chathistory.dll - ChatHistory
  • RzStorageIO.dll - RzStorageIO (StorageIO module)
  • RzTrayMgr.dll - RzTrayIcon
  • RzWizardUI.dll - RzWizardUI (Razer Wizard UI)
  • RzStorage.dll - RzStorage
  • RzUtilWin.dll - RzUtilWin
  • RzCommon.dll - RzCommon
  • RzWizard.exe - RzWizard (Razer Wizard)
  • RzUISdk.dll - RzUISdk

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RzSynapse.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90F31EBD-2DD4-4EC0-A7AF-56330855FEE0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RzSynapse.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Razer Synapse.
  • RzWizardService.exe runs as a service named 'Razer Wizard Service' (RzWizardService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RzSynapse.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Synapse' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe".
  • RzWizard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RzWizard' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\RzWizard\RzWizard.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RzSynapse.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000312270%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001041%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002082%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,217
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:36 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:142.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0003975905%
Kernel CPU:0.00016764%
User CPU:0.00022995%
CPU cycles/sec:8,775,844
I/O reads/min:1.51 KB
I/O writes/min:1.11 KB

How do I remove Razer Synapse?

You can uninstall Razer Synapse 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 Synapse 2.0, 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 Synapse.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.69%
Windows 10 42.52%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Windows XP 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.76%
Windows 8.1 17.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.65%
Windows 7 Professional 8.83%
Windows 8 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.40%
  Canada 5.60%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Australia 4.05%
  France 4.05%
  Germany 2.65%
  Sweden 2.48%
  DK 1.95%
  Norway 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Finland 0.93%
  Italy 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.38%
Hewlett-Packard 16.29%
Acer 13.88%
Dell 11.27%
Alienware 6.56%
Lenovo 6.45%
MSI 4.17%
Toshiba 3.92%
Samsung 1.88%
Intel 1.62%
Apple 0.70%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.23%
MSI MS-7821 3.90%
LENOVO 20217 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.27%
MSI MS-7751 2.11%

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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