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Should I remove MSI Afterburner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #22,469
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2.2.3 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 2.2.3

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 creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 2.2.3

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)
  • MSIAfterburnerRemoteServer.exe (by Micro-Star Int'l Co) - MSI Afterburner Remote Server
  • RTCore.dll - RivaTuner Core library (RTCore)
  • MSIAfterburner.NET.dll (by Nick Connors) - MSIAfterburner.NET (MSIAfterburner.NET Shared Memory Class Library)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • RTTSH.dll - RTTSH
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • RTSSHooks.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • atipdlxx.dll (by ATI Technologies) - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop CWDDEDI DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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?

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 2.2.3, 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) 79%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.31%
Windows 10 7.14%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.93%
Windows 7 Professional 16.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.22%
Windows 10 Pro 2.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.71%
  Germany 18.09%
  Sweden 5.03%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  Canada 3.02%
  Netherlands 2.51%
  Italy 2.51%
  France 2.01%
  Japan 2.01%
  Taiwan 1.51%
  Switzerland 1.51%
  Finland 1.01%
  Greece 1.01%
  Portugal 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
Dell 14.77%
ASUS 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 7.95%
Intel 3.41%
MSI 2.27%
Lenovo 2.27%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Alienware 2.27%
Gateway 1.14%
Sony 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.15%
BIOSTAR Group N68S3+ 2.15%
Acer Aspire M7720 2.15%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.15%
MSI MS-7673 2.15%
MSI MS-7641 2.15%

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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