84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove KLM?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,400
United States Rank #9,178
Reach 0.0396%


1.2.1304.2201 4.61%
1.1.1112.1901 0.38%
1.0.1305.3101 22.15%
1.0.1304.2201 23.43%
1.0.1303.2801 0.26%
1.0.1303.2001 1.92%
1.0.1112.1901 35.85%
1.0.1104.2501 11.40%


What is KLM?

This is the software driver for the MSI keyboard LED Manager (KLM).


KLM is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most common release is 1.0.1112.1901, 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. 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 KLM.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 64.34 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,776,840 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of KLM come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\KLM\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4DEA5B85-6C56-45F3-AE00-FED756B0D3B4}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 1.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by KLM

Program executable:KLM.exe
Name:MSI Keyboard LED Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\MSI\KLM\KLM.exe
Additional files:
  • KLM.exe (by Micro-Star International Co) - MSI Keyboard LED Manager
  • Microsoft.Expression.Effects.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Effects
  • Microsoft.Expression.Interactions.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • KLM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E673B7F9-660E-437E-B829-BD1B9186199E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • KLM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KLM' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\KLM\KLM.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000353642%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001642%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001895%
0.015104% average

How do I remove KLM?

You can uninstall KLM 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 KLM, 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 KLM.

Win 10 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.25%
Windows 7 31.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 34.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.97%
Windows 8 13.27%
Windows 10 Home 8.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.84%
  France 11.48%
  Canada 6.38%
  Germany 2.90%
  Saudi Arabia 2.20%
  Australia 1.97%
  Belgium 1.86%
  Sweden 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Norway 1.62%
  Russia 1.28%
  Finland 1.04%
  Taiwan 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 99.23%
Hewlett-Packard 0.26%
Lenovo 0.13%
Medion 0.13%
Acer 0.13%
Toshiba 0.13%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 21.50%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70 16.32%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GS70... 12.44%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 7.64%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT60... 7.12%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT60 6.35%

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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Paulover a year ago
Seems to be just a control panel for the coloured backlights under the laptop keyboard on MSI systems. Use it to change light colour and other related functions.