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What’s RazerCentralService.exe (Razer Central Service)? Is it safe or a virus?

At our cybersecurity labs here in Austin, Texas, we at SpyShelter found that RazerCentralService.exe is a process associated with Razer Central, a software suite developed by Razer USA Ltd.

At our offices we use many Razer mice and keyboards and we've found them to work well over the years, so that's one reason this common executable came to our attention.

This .exe is designed to provide users with a centralized platform for managing and customizing their Razer peripherals and accessories. The RazerCentralService.exe process specifically is responsible for handling various background tasks related to the Razer Central application, such as updating firmware, syncing settings, and providing system notifications.

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes RazerCentralService.exe (Razer Central Service)?

We’ve found Razer USA Ltd. should be the publisher of RazerCentralService.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is RazerCentralService.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the RazerCentralService.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find RazerCentralService.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 3, 2024

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