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Should I remove MSI Afterburner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,700
United States Rank #6,772
Reach 0.0965%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.21 days
537.29 days >
Average installed length: 282.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.0 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 2.1.0

What is MSI Afterburner?

MSI Afterburner is a graphics card utility that promises to help you monitor your GPU and bring it to its maximum performance. The main goal of the application is to overcome the original limits set by the vendors, allowing you to adjust memory clocks, voltages and fan speed. However, it is advisable to modify these settings only if you are sure of what you are doing. Otherwise, your actions might cause instability issues.

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.3 MB (1,362,797 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: event.msi.com/vga/afterburner
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msi afterburner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Afterburner 2.1.0

Program executable:MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe
Name:MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application
MSIAfterburnerWrapper
Path:C:\Program Files\msi afterburner\MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe
MD5:dec04f27f5a578aafda257aa911fa700
Additional files:
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe - MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application (MSIAfterburnerWrapper)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • RTCore.dll - RivaTuner Core library (RTCore)
  • RTFC.dll - RivaTuner Foundation Classes library (RTFC)
  • RTHAL.dll - RivaTuner Hardware Abstraction Layer (RTHAL)
  • RTMUI.dll - RivaTuner Multilanguage User Interface library (RTMUI)
  • RTTSH.dll - RTTSH
  • RTUI.dll - RivaTuner User Interface library (RTUI)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • atipdlxx.dll (by ATI Technologies) - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop CWDDEDI DLL)
  • RTCore32.sys
  • RTCore64.sys
  • RTSSHooks.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MSIAfterburner - MSI Afterburner'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSIAfterburner.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSIAfterburner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" /s.
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSIAfterburner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe" /s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

MSIAfterburner.exe
Memory:9.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000087924%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000586%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000293%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,261,360
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:51
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.52 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.16 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MSI Afterburner?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSI Afterburner 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSI Afterburner 2.1.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MSI Afterburner.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.88%
Windows 8 6.65%
Windows XP 4.14%
Windows Vista 3.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.32%
Windows 7 Professional 16.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.89%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.09%
  France 9.06%
  Germany 6.78%
  Taiwan 4.89%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  DZ 3.13%
  Canada 2.74%
  Iran 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Japan 2.02%
  Sweden 1.89%
  Brazil 1.76%
  Romania 1.76%
  Australia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 29.74%
Acer 23.76%
ASUS 16.24%
Dell 13.68%
Hewlett-Packard 8.38%
Intel 2.74%
MSI 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Alienware 0.85%
Medion 0.85%
Gateway 0.68%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 6.25%
MSI MS-7673 5.50%
MSI MS-7680 5.00%
MSI MS-7592 3.75%
MSI MS-7788 3.75%
MSI MS-7640 2.50%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com

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