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Should I remove System Control Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,935
United States Rank #8,320
Reach 0.0801%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.79 days
701.90 days >
Average installed length: 368.80 days


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52 versions

System Control Manager

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What is System Control Manager?

System Control Manager can control volume, brightness level control, Enable/Disable for: BlueTooth, ECO, Turbo, WebCam, Wireless, TouchPad.
At OSD screen.


The most common release is 2.209.0805.005.02, 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 MGSysCtrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.03 MB (3,176,493 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\System Control Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ED9C5D25-55DF-48D8-9328-2AC0D75DE5D8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.03 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by System Control Manager

Program executable:MGSysCtrl.exe
Name:System Control Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\System Control Manager\MGSysCtrl.exe
Additional files:
  • MSIWmiAcpi.dll - MSIWmiAcpi Dynamic Link Library
  • MGSysCtrl.exe - System Control Manager
  • MSIService.exe - MSI SCM Service
  • MGKBHook.dll - MGKBHook (MGKBHook)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MGSysCtrl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{586BA042-DFA7-4BF2-BB48-E0877E1CFFC2}' (runs on registration).
  • MSIService.exe runs as a service named 'Micro Star SCM' (Micro Star SCM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MGSysCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MGSysCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\System Control Manager\MGSysCtrl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001342455%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009360%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004064%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,561
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:57 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.75 MB
Total CPU:0.0000282966%
Kernel CPU:0.00001357%
User CPU:0.00001473%
CPU cycles/sec:2,723
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove System Control Manager?

Quickly and completely remove System Control Manager from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall System Control Manager 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 System Control Manager, 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 System Control Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.21%
Windows 10 7.66%
Windows XP 1.29%
Windows Vista 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.31%
Windows 7 Professional 4.91%
Windows 10 Home 4.40%
Windows 7 Starter 3.68%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.80%
  Germany 23.57%
  France 6.98%
  United Kingdom 5.55%
  Netherlands 3.83%
  Canada 2.63%
  Iran 2.52%
  Belgium 2.46%
  DK 1.83%
  Brazil 1.37%
  Australia 1.32%
  Taiwan 1.32%
  Philippines 1.14%
  Russia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 73.84%
Medion 24.67%
Dell 1.49%
Common models
Micro-Star A6200 6.14%
MEDION X781X 5.86%
MEDION S561X 5.31%
MEDION X681X 4.14%
Micro-Star MS-1688 3.86%

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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