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Should I remove MSI Gaming APP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #6,739
United States Rank #5,388
Reach 0.0646%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.73 days
139.48 days >
Average installed length: 73.29 days


VersionDistribution 0.08% 0.16% 0.16% 0.08% 0.16% 0.24% 0.39% 1.33% 1.33% 1.26% 0.63% 0.55% 0.16% 3.14% 2.43% 0.78% 0.39% 0.39% 0.24% 0.47% 0.16% 0.86% 0.16% 0.55% 2.51% 0.24% 0.55% 4.47% 1.02% 0.31% 0.55% 1.10% 0.63% 1.41% 0.39% 1.10% 1.73% 0.47% 0.24% 0.31% 0.08% 1.65% 1.33% 0.63% 0.94% 0.31% 2.12% 0.39% 3.69% 2.67% 0.31%
95 versions

MSI Gaming APP


MSI Gaming APP is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most common release is, with over 82% 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. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 21.86 MB (22,926,561 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 57% of users of MSI Gaming APP come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\MSI Gaming APP\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\MSI Gaming APP\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Gaming APP

  • GifImageLib.dll (by MSI) - GifImageLib
  • muachost.exe (by MSI) - muachost (Windows Host Process)
  • GamingApp_Service.exe (by Micro-Star Int'l Co) - GamingApp_Service
  • GamingApp.exe (by Micro-Star Int'l Co) - GamingAPP
  • SGamingApp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • GamingApp_Service.exe runs as a service named 'GamingApp_Service' (GamingApp_Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SGamingApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GammingApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\MSI Gaming APP\SGamingApp.exe.

How do I remove MSI Gaming APP?

You can uninstall MSI Gaming APP 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 Gaming APP, 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 Gaming APP.

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 10 85.48%
Windows 7 14.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 42.89%
Windows 10 Home 33.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.34%
Windows 7 Professional 4.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.16%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.41%
  France 7.11%
  Germany 6.27%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Italy 3.94%
  Netherlands 2.75%
  Canada 1.73%
  Spain 1.43%
  Czech Republic 1.08%
  DK 1.02%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Poland 0.84%
  South Africa 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.45%
Hewlett-Packard 14.66%
MSI 13.79%
Acer 12.93%
Dell 6.03%
Alienware 2.59%
Lenovo 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
Toshiba 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.15%
MSI MS-7917 8.81%
MSI MS-7693 6.98%
MSI MS-7978 5.49%
MSI MS-7977 4.92%
MSI MS-7918 4.58%

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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