Removing Razer Synapse on OSX

A quick one, since there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to nuke this software…

  1. Find the Razer processes:

    yaleman$ ps aux | grep -i rz yaleman           689   0.7  0.4  2828488  70516   ??  S     9:40am   0:00.96 /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzUpdater.app/Contents/MacOS/RzUpdater yaleman           469   0.0  0.3  2778036  58432   ??  S     9:39am   0:00.81 /Library/Application Support/Razer/RzDeviceEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/RzDeviceEngine

  2. Because it’s pesky software that won’t die, first remove the software:

    yaleman$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Application\ Support/Razer

  3. Then kill the processes:

    yaleman$ ps aux | grep Razer | grep -i rz | grep -v grep | awk ‘{ print $2 }’ | sudo xargs -I{} kill -9 {}

  • Have cake (or reboot) to make sure.


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