I fail to understand that, why do you need to post "A lot of games didn't work with RTSS and this is another..." when it magically becomes "this is first game with problem for last 5-6 years. "??? That's not the best trick to attract developer's attention. Did you at least try to read what I posted? MSI AB spawns RTSS as soon as _you_ enable any functionality that requires RTSS service. It incudes, screen capture, framerate monitoring, OSD etc. Context help for _each_ of such features explicitly documents that RTSS will be loaded if you enable it. You can see full list of active RTSS-based client features in MSI AB info window. RTSS won't be closed until you have at least one RTSS-dependent option active in MSI AB. And no, you don't need to kill RTSS to exclude any application from being hooked, that's why profiles system and exclusion list exists.