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Should I remove MSI ODD Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,462
United States Rank #5,622
Reach 0.0466%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.42 days
113.21 days >
Average installed length: 59.49 days


VersionDistribution 9.03% 43.53% 47.44%

MSI ODD Monitor

What is MSI ODD Monitor?

MSI ODD Monitor is the CD driver that provides eject and load capabilities.


MSI ODD Monitor is a program developed by Micro-Star International Co. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is ODD_Monitor.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.46 MB of memory. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of MSI ODD Monitor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tw.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msi\ODD Monitor\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\10\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{B7D9BAAA-F068-4BF8-B929-462C3A8AB677}
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSI ODD Monitor

Program executable:ODD_Monitor.exe
Name:MSI ODD Monitor Application
ODD Monitor Application
Path:C:\Program Files\msi\ODD Monitor\ODD_Monitor.exe
Additional files:
  • ODD_Monitor.exe - MSI ODD Monitor Application (ODD Monitor Application)
  • NTIOLib.sys (by MSI) - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys (by MSI)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ODD_Monitor.exe runs as a service named 'MSI_ODD_Service' (MSI_ODD_Service).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001218940%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008502%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003687%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,872,085
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove MSI ODD Monitor?

You can uninstall MSI ODD Monitor 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 ODD Monitor, 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 ODD Monitor.

Win 10 58%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 58.04%
Windows 7 41.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.07%
Windows 8.1 26.86%
Windows 10 Home 18.23%
Windows 8 6.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.18%
Windows 10 Pro 1.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.26%
  United Kingdom 4.80%
  Canada 4.64%
  Australia 3.60%
  France 3.44%
  Germany 1.36%
  Belgium 0.80%
  Mexico 0.80%
  Singapore 0.64%
  Switzerland 0.64%
  Spain 0.64%
  Netherlands 0.64%
  Ireland 0.56%
  Japan 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 99.78%
Dell 0.22%
Common models
Alienware Alienware X51 46.71%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 43.31%
Alienware Alienware Area-... 9.10%
Alienware M17xR3 0.22%
MSI MS-7918 0.11%
MSI MS-7816 0.11%

About Micro-Star International Co

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: us.msi.com


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