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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,637
United States Rank #8,890
Reach 0.0331%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.55 days
399.65 days >
Average installed length: 209.99 days


4.1.1 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 4.1.1


MSI Afterburner 4.1.1 is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 33.92 MB (35,564,813 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 53% of users of MSI Afterburner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msi afterburner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 33.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Afterburner 4.1.1

  • MSI_Kombustor_Setup_2.3.0.exe - MSI Kombustor (MSI Kombustor Setup)
  • MSIKombustorDX10.exe - MSIKombustor (MSI Kombustor - Burn-in test and benchmarking utility.)
  • MSIKombustorDX11.exe
  • MSIKombustorDX9.exe
  • MSIKombustorGL.exe
  • RTMUI.dll - RivaTuner Multilanguage User Interface library (RTMUI)
  • RTFC.dll - RivaTuner Foundation Classes library (RTFC)
  • RTHAL.dll - RivaTuner Hardware Abstraction Layer (RTHAL)
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe - MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application (MSIAfterburnerWrapper)
  • RTUI.dll - RivaTuner User Interface library (RTUI)
  • RTCore.dll - RivaTuner Core library (RTCore)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • RTTSH.dll - RTTSH
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • RTCore64.sys
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:\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.

How do I remove MSI Afterburner?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSI Afterburner 4.1.1, 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 MSI Afterburner.

Win 10 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 77.61%
Windows 7 21.93%
Windows XP 0.31%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.15%
Windows 10 Pro 32.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.85%
Windows 7 Professional 3.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.12%
  Germany 7.67%
  United Kingdom 5.64%
  France 4.08%
  Italy 3.24%
  Canada 2.28%
  Australia 2.04%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Finland 1.32%
  Russia 1.20%
  Norway 1.08%
  Belgium 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 22.91%
ASUS 17.88%
Acer 12.85%
Hewlett-Packard 10.06%
Dell 7.82%
Alienware 4.47%
Intel 4.47%
Lenovo 3.35%
Medion 1.12%
Toshiba 1.12%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
ASUS All Series 19.27%
MSI MS-7917 4.98%
MSI MS-7693 4.65%
MSI MS-7817 3.32%
MSI MS-7821 2.99%
MSI MS-7850 2.99%

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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