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Should I remove MSI Afterburner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,426
United States Rank #21,772
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 53.96 days
626.75 days >
Average installed length: 329.31 days


2.2.4 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 2.2.4

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.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named MSIAfterburner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 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 2.2.4

Program executable:MSIAfterburner.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\msi afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe
Additional files:
  • 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)
  • atipdlxx.dll (by ATI Technologies) - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop CWDDEDI DLL)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • RTTSH.dll - RTTSH
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • RTCore32.sys
  • RTCore64.sys
  • RTSSHooks.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSIAfterburner.

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 2.2.4, 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 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.21%
Windows 10 18.50%
Windows XP 3.08%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.63%
Windows 7 Professional 13.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.29%
Windows 8 Pro 3.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.92%
  Germany 11.11%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  France 4.76%
  Netherlands 3.17%
  Australia 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%
  DZ 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Italy 1.98%
  Japan 1.59%
  Norway 1.59%
  DK 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.74%
Acer 20.65%
Dell 11.96%
Hewlett-Packard 8.70%
American Megatrends 5.43%
Intel 4.35%
Lenovo 2.17%
MSI 2.17%
Common models
MSI MS-7808 2.63%
MSI MS-7788 2.63%
MSI MS-7751 2.63%
MSI MS-7758 2.63%
Gateway DX4840 1.75%
ASUS All Series 1.75%

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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