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Should I remove MSI Kombustor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,256
United States Rank #19,667
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.41 days
812.90 days >
Average installed length: 427.12 days

MSI Kombustor 2.3.0

What is MSI Kombustor?

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 kloaderwin32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 28.22 MB (29,593,573 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: event.msi.com/vga/afterburner
Help link: forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor 2.3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor 2.3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 28.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Kombustor 2.3.0

Program executable:kloaderwin32.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\msi kombustor 2.3\kloaderwin32.exe
Additional files:
  • MSIKombustorDX10.exe - MSIKombustor (MSI Kombustor - Burn-in test and benchmarking utility.)
  • MSIKombustorDX11.exe
  • MSIKombustorDX9.exe
  • MSIKombustorGLOnly.exe
  • kdata.dll
  • atipdlxx.dll (by ATI Technologies) - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop CWDDEDI DLL)
  • cudart32_30_9.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • curl.exe
  • etqw.exe - MSI Kombustor - Overclocking Validation Utility
  • FreeImage.dll (by FreeImage) - FreeImage (FreeImage library)
  • MSIAfterburner.exe - MSIAfterburner
  • MSIAfterburnerHooks.dll
  • MSIAfterburnerSetup220Beta10.exe
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe - MSIAfterburnerWrapper Application (MSIAfterburnerWrapper)
  • physxcudart_20.dll
  • RTCore.dll - RivaTuner Core library (RTCore)
  • 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)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstall.exe

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)
  • MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSIAfterburner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburnerWrapper.exe" /s.

How do I remove MSI Kombustor?

You can uninstall MSI Kombustor 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 Kombustor 2.3.0, 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 Kombustor.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows 10 12.12%
Windows Vista 3.90%
Windows XP 2.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.61%
Windows 7 Professional 13.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.46%
  Germany 9.16%
  United Kingdom 6.11%
  France 4.58%
  Canada 4.20%
  Sweden 3.05%
  Australia 2.29%
  Italy 1.91%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  UA 1.53%
  DK 1.53%
  Finland 1.15%
  Japan 1.15%
  Czech Republic 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.76%
ASUS 14.95%
Dell 14.02%
Hewlett-Packard 10.28%
MSI 5.61%
Intel 4.67%
Alienware 4.67%
Lenovo 1.87%
Samsung 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Sony 1.87%
Common models
MSI MS-7758 3.85%
Dell XPS 8300 2.88%
Alienware M14xR1 1.92%
MSI MS-7693 1.92%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 1.92%
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 1.92%

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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