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What is MGSysCtrl.exe?

MGSysCtrl.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if MGSysCtrl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

MGSysCtrl.exe file information

The process known as System Control Manager or MGSysCtrl MFC Application belongs to software System Control Manager or MGSysCtrl Application by Micro-Star International Co. (www.msi.com) or MSI (www.msi.com) or Mirco-Star International CO., LTD (www.msi.com).

Description: MGSysCtrl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MGSysCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 782,336 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 684,032 bytes and 45 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/mgsysctrl.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The MGSysCtrl.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. MGSysCtrl.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with MGSysCtrl.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask the software vendor, www.msi.com, for advice
  • uninstall System Control Manager or Pocket Mechanic from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"

Recommended: Identify MGSysCtrl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MGSysCtrl.exe. Therefore, you should check the MGSysCtrl.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

System utility on MSI notebooks. Displays animation for hot key commands (like turning on/off wireless card)
MSI notebook application
  MSI s260 owner  
I have a MSI notebook and it displays animation for hot key commands (like turning on/off wireless card)
  Ray Lake  
MSI Turion notebook 'M635' power control panel
  greg   (further information)
Yes, it is a MSI notebooke Utility. Although I am having problems using it as a user
System Control Manager for MSI MEGA home theater appliance computers. It works in conjunction with the remote to perform certain tasks in windows. It should be removed if you are not using an MSI device.
Indeed the program is for handling extra keys and hotkeys. My Targa Notebook shows the same behaviour as the one of K. Reiners, for some seconds a small window that says "Helderheid van...", wat means clarity (=Helligkeit). While starting my computer I get 3 times a runtime-error and trying nVidia Control Panel I get it too, mentioning nvcplui.exe. I think all these problems are linked. The helpdesk of Targa advises to use the recovery-disk for a complete renewal of Windows. This is very drastically. Does somebody know a better way???
I think it checks the System upstart and is harmless or even good. Seems not necessary to have. I refused it internet connection and my Targa worked smoothly in spite of that. I run F-Secure firewall and virusprotection
  Lars Hedenström   (further information)
It uses all your processor power
  Sam Jones  
I always disable my touchpad. A graphic used to appear. Hitting Fn-F3 would cause an X to appear in the box indicating the touchpad was now off. This graphic no longer appears but at startup an error msg says MGSysctrl.exe cannot find idletrac.dll. Help
Its a shortcut key for your laptop on the dashboard
Whenever it runs, the little icons for when I change the volume and webcam and stuff appears, and when I exit it, it doesn't, so I think that that is enough proof for me to believe that it is simply the MSI icon thing... At least now I know where to go if I want to edit the pictures haha. Anyways, I'm using a second display, and whenever it runs, I see a white box, anyone else getting that issue? It isn't life threatening, but it is annoying as I can't move it or anything.
it freezes my computer whenever i press a key on the keyboard and when i ended the process my computer went back to normal
It is a program for MSI exclusive hotkeys. It shows a visual icon when you turn on/off webcam,wireless, eco(powersaving modes) on MSI laptops. It is not harmful. You can remove it if you choose with no adverse affects to your computer. you can download and install it from the MSI website. it is bloatware that an average user likes to have but and advanced user may want to be rid of. IT Tech at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs.
msi note book function (fn) key program
  buzz lebo  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MGSysCtrl.exe: based on 31 votes with 15 user comments.
10 users think MGSysCtrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 11 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 4 users think MGSysCtrl.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade MGSysCtrl.exe ("not sure about it").

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