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Should I remove MSI Afterburner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,382
United States Rank #17,826
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.34 days
452.69 days >
Average installed length: 237.85 days


2.0.0 100.00%

MSI Afterburner 2.0.0

Remove MSI Afterburner 2.0.0
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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.


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 13 files and is usually about 1.88 MB (1,968,527 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: event.msi.com/vga/afterburner
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msi afterburner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Afterburner 2.0.0

  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe - MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application (MSIAfterburnerWrapper)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • Uninstall.exe
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • RTCore.dll - RivaTuner Core library (RTCore)
  • RTCore32.sys
  • RTCore64.sys
  • 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)

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?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Afterburner 2.0.0 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 2.0.0, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.29%
Windows 10 9.62%
Windows XP 3.53%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.65%
Windows 7 Professional 18.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.22%
Windows 10 Home 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.65%
  Germany 7.52%
  France 5.85%
  Taiwan 5.29%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Netherlands 3.90%
  Canada 3.34%
  Australia 3.06%
  Argentina 2.79%
  Japan 2.79%
  Italy 2.51%
  Russia 2.23%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Belgium 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.54%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 7.14%
Intel 6.25%
American Megatrends 3.57%
Alienware 1.79%
MSI 1.79%
NEC 1.79%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7599 3.85%
MSI MS-7636 3.85%
MSI MS-7599 3.08%
MSI MS-7680 3.08%
MSI MS-7681 3.08%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2P 2.31%

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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