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20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,492
United States Rank #7,047
Reach 0.0464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.92 days
781.63 days >
Average installed length: 410.68 days


1.9.5 14.97%
1.8.14 14.32%
1.7.15 33.11% 8.63%
1.6.1 5.57%
1.5.18 14.21%
1.4.13 5.90%
1.3.7 1.53%
1.2.16 0.55%
1.1.9 0.66%
1.0.17 0.33%
1.0.6 0.22%

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Razer Synapse 2.0

What is Razer Synapse?  (from Razer USA)

Set-up instantly from the cloud. With Razerâ„¢ Synapse 2.0, your gaming preferences will be locked and loaded anywhere in the world. It's the first cloud-based setting network for gamers. Razer Synapse 2.0 was designed to unify your interaction with all your future Razer devices on one single platform. Access and confi...  Read more


Razer Synapse 2.0 is a program developed by Razer USA. The most used version is 1.7.15, 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 programs's main executable is RzSynapse.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 60.9 MB of memory. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 33.93 MB (35,580,684 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 56% of users of Razer Synapse come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

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: 33.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Razer Synapse 2.0

Program executable:RzSynapse.exe
Name:Razer Synapse
Signed by:Razer USA Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
Additional files:
  • RazerImperatorConfig.exe - Razer Imperator Configuration Tool
  • RzHook.dll - Razer Mamba Dynamic Link Library
  • RazerMambaConfig.exe - Razer Mamba Configuration Tool
  • RzDriverIO.dll - DeviceDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • RazerImperatorSysTray.exe - Razer Imperator Systray
  • RazerNostromoSysTray.exe - Razer Nostromo Systray
  • rzdetmgr.dll - Razer RzDetMgr Manager
  • RazerNostromoConfig.exe - Razer Nostromo Config (Razer Nostromo Configuration Tool)
  • razerhid.exe - razerhid Application (razerhid MFC Application)
  • RzUpdateManager.exe - Razer Update Manager
  • RzUpdateManager.resources.dll
  • RazerMambaSysTray.exe - Razer Mamba Systray (Razer Mamba System Tray)
  • RzUpdate.dll - Razer Update Client (RzUpdate)
  • RazerNagaSysTray.exe - Razer Naga Systray
  • Razer_Synapse_Framework.exe - Razer Synapse 2.0 (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • RazerNagaConfig.exe - Razer Naga Config (Razer Naga Configuration Tool)
  • RzUpdateManagerUI.dll - RzUpdateManagerUI (Razer Update Manager UI)
  • RzSynapse.exe - Razer Synapse
  • RzSynapse.resources.dll
  • RzCoreVer.dll - Razer Core (RzCoreVer)
  • RzUtilWin.dll - RzUtilWin

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • RazerNagaConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C701244-CDDB-4ADA-8649-70AD4C48D56B}' (runs on registration).
  • RazerMambaConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD841033-7162-48DF-9982-A760B8B20F44}' (runs on registration).
  • RazerImperatorSysTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EEE5C3D1-7363-4C73-8FF7-BDCAEE4E5AA0}' (runs on registration).
  • RazerImperatorConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C42F6CE1-C528-43F1-917B-105CBB621B9E}' (runs on registration).
6 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".
  • RazerNostromoSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Nostromo Driver' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\Nostromo\RazerNostromoSysTray.exe.
  • RazerNagaSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Naga Driver' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\Naga\RazerNagaSysTray.exe.
  • razerhid.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Lycosa' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Razer\Lycosa\razerhid.exe".
  • RazerImperatorSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Imperator Driver' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\Imperator\RazerImperatorSysTray.exe.
  • RazerMambaSysTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Razer Mamba Elite Driver' which loads as C:\Program Files\Razer\Mamba\RazerMambaSysTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:60.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000639991%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002312%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004088%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,748,454
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.86 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:941 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.3 MB
Total CPU:0.0007811504%
Kernel CPU:0.00056524%
User CPU:0.00021592%
Memory:3.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0000396507%
Kernel CPU:0.00000991%
User CPU:0.00002974%
CPU cycles/sec:65,518
I/O reads/min:177 Bytes

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) 78%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.21%
Windows 10 14.39%
Windows Vista 2.07%
Windows XP 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.87%
Windows 8 Pro 3.85%
Windows 8 3.41%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.58%
  Canada 5.67%
  Germany 4.62%
  United Kingdom 4.19%
  Australia 3.58%
  France 2.79%
  Sweden 2.36%
  Brazil 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Norway 1.40%
  Taiwan 1.31%
  Singapore 1.31%
  DK 1.22%
  Belgium 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.90%
Dell 17.67%
Hewlett-Packard 17.00%
Acer 15.21%
Alienware 4.92%
Intel 3.13%
Toshiba 2.01%
MSI 1.79%
Apple 1.57%
Lenovo 1.57%
Samsung 0.67%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.31%
MSI MS-7673 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%

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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