What is bratimer.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the bratimer.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bratimer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bratimer
Bratimer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Brother BRAdminPro Scheduler belongs to software BRAdmin Professional (version 3) by unknown.

Description: Bratimer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The bratimer.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 99,328 bytes, 98,304 bytes or 99,840 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Bratimer.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with bratimer.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > BRAdmin Professional 3).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bratimer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bratimer.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

Belongs to BRAdmin, Admin interface for Brother Printers
    (further information)
This file is related to BROTHER brand printers. The BRAdmin Professional files are downloaded from the Brother driver page. It can be unistalled through the Add/Remove program utility
  Susan Marie   (further information)
Bratimer.exe = Brother Administration Timer = BRAdmin.exe its a timer function for checking for updates and administering for Brother Printers & Multifunction Center Systems.
  Tek   (further information)
Might be part of some Brother printersoftware. (C:\Program Files\Brother\BRAdmin Professional 3)
  Yust Me  
Yes, belongs to Brother Printer Admin tools
Kaspersky Internet Security shows a program called STACHECK.EXE which was started by BRATIMER.EXE accessing random files in my documents folder.
  Nathaniel Banks  
Service proces for BRAdmin Professional (Brother)
The BRAdmin software is supplied by Brother, and is used to manage network printers.
  Stuart Lymath  
It's an update file for the multi function Brother 4/1
  Patricia A. Sheen  
This and stacheck.exe belong to Brother Printer Admin tools (BRAdmin Professional 3)
  Silicon Vampire  
downloaded for network server attached Brother MFC printer
A BRAdimin Process

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bratimer.exe: based on 15 votes with 12 user comments. 8 users think bratimer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving bratimer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bratimer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bratimer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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