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    This driver was packaged with a diagnostic tool created by Intel. It allows for many different operations, the most problematic is the ability for an unprivileged application to write directly to a memory page in physical memory.

    I love proprietary software and Windows! You never know which thing you install would just expose really privileged stuff to userspace! :D

    I’ll let this exploit-db page speak for MSI Afterburner. It’s just as bad as the aforementioned drivers and to preserve the integrity of the system and game it’s reasonable for anti-cheats to prevent it from loading.

    Afterburner’s main job is done via GPU drivers’ APIs, it’s really sad that it installs one of these drivers for, I guess, optional CPU monitoring functionality.