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Should I remove MSI Command Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,969
United States Rank #4,382
Reach 0.1030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.52 days
133.47 days >
Average installed length: 70.13 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.10% 0.05% 0.34% 1.13% 0.34% 1.23% 1.03% 0.15% 0.10% 0.05% 0.10% 0.10% 0.34% 0.15% 0.44% 0.25% 0.39% 0.44% 0.10% 0.25% 0.10% 0.05% 0.98% 4.43% 0.84% 0.39% 0.30% 0.54% 1.87% 1.38% 0.25% 0.15% 0.30% 0.69% 0.54% 0.74% 0.30% 0.84% 0.10% 0.39% 0.15% 0.15% 0.05% 0.05% 7.53% 1.48% 2.22% 3.79% 2.31% 1.18%
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MSI Command Center


MSI Command Center is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 msicontrolservice.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 70.22 MB (73,628,479 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 51% of users of MSI Command Center come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com/index.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Command Center\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Command Center\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 70.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Command Center

Program executable:msicontrolservice.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\msi\command center\msicontrolservice.exe
Additional files:
  • StartCommandCenter.exe (by MSI) - MSI Start Command Center
  • MSICommService.exe (by MSI)
  • Driver_Engine.dll
  • MSIDDRService.exe
  • DeviceManagerDLL.dll - DeviceManagerDLL (Get DeviceManager Information)
  • CC_LoadingPage.exe - CommandCenter (CC_LoadingPage)
  • CommandCenter.exe
  • MSISaveLoadAP.exe - MSISaveLoadAP
  • MsiUsbViewDll.dll - MsiUsbViewDll (MsiUsbViewDll for USB information)
  • CPUUsage.exe
  • GifImageLib.dll - GifImageLib
  • WMIDLL.dll - WMI DLL
  • NTIOLib.sys - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • MSICCRS.exe (by Micro-Star Int'l Co) - MSI Command Center Remote Server
  • StickyWindow.dll - StickyWindow
  • RemoteMedia.exe - RemoteMedia
  • VersionApp.dll - VersionApp
  • Smbios.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CC_LoadingPage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33F401E3-9F4A-477A-9958-CAFA986397F9}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • StartCommandCenter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • CC_LoadingPage.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CC.
2 Services
  • MSIControlService.exe runs as a service named 'MSI Command Center Control Service' (MSICTL_CC) "MSI Command Center Control Service".
  • MSICommService.exe runs as a service named 'MSI Command Center Comm Service' (MSICOMM_CC) "MSI Command Center Comm Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • StartCommandCenter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Command Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Command Center\StartCommandCenter.exe.
  • RemoteMedia.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteMedia' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Command Center\RemoteMedia.exe.

How do I remove MSI Command Center?

You can uninstall MSI Command Center 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 Command Center, 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 Command Center.

Win 10 73%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.66%
Windows 7 27.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 30.31%
Windows 10 Home 21.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.77%
Windows 7 Professional 6.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.82%
  France 8.46%
  Germany 6.93%
  United Kingdom 5.68%
  Italy 3.76%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Canada 2.04%
  Sweden 1.53%
  Poland 1.37%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Australia 1.21%
  DK 1.14%
  Spain 1.10%
  South Africa 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 41.41%
Acer 24.67%
MSI 22.47%
Hewlett-Packard 5.73%
Dell 4.41%
Medion 1.32%
Common models
MSI MS-7917 9.92%
MSI MS-7821 9.82%
MSI MS-7850 6.76%
MSI MS-7693 5.66%
MSI MS-7816 5.56%
MSI MS-7817 5.46%

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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