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Should I remove MSI Afterburner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,421
United States Rank #14,532
Reach 0.0231%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 299.41 days
1215.93 days >
Average installed length: 638.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.3.0 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 2.3.0

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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 MSIAfterburner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Afterburner 2.3.0

Program executable:MSIAfterburner.exe
Name:MSIAfterburner
Signed by:MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.
Path:C:\Program Files\msi afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe
MD5:4747c867058d2e98c1f3487286c07dc3
Additional files:
  • atipdl64.dll (by ATI Technologies) - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop CWDDEDI DLL)
  • atipdlxx.dll (by ATI Technologies)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe - MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application (MSIAfterburnerWrapper)
  • 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)
  • RTSSHooks.dll
  • RTTSH.dll - RTTSH
  • RTUI.dll - RivaTuner User Interface library (RTUI)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61B79210-6B6B-4850-9EF8-98D925091D95}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSIAfterburner.
Startup File (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.

How do I remove MSI Afterburner?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Afterburner 2.3.0 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 2.3.0, 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) 74%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.31%
Windows 10 17.00%
Windows XP 1.57%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.17%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.36%
Windows 8 Pro 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.88%
  Germany 13.41%
  France 5.13%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Australia 2.76%
  Brazil 2.56%
  UA 2.56%
  Canada 2.37%
  Poland 2.37%
  Italy 2.17%
  Sweden 1.97%
  Taiwan 1.38%
  Finland 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 21.99%
ASUS 19.37%
Acer 16.75%
Dell 15.18%
Hewlett-Packard 14.66%
MSI 4.71%
Alienware 2.62%
Samsung 2.09%
Lenovo 1.57%
Toshiba 1.05%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.61%
MSI MS-7752 3.95%
MSI MS-7751 3.29%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.63%
MSI MS-7681 2.63%
MSI MS-7798 2.63%

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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