What is brs.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 brs.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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Brs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with brs
Brs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as brs belongs to software cyberlink brs or CyberLink or LowPricesApp or MATLAB by cyberlink ( or CyberLink (

Description: Brs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Brs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 75,048 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 91,432 bytes and 19 more variants. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The brs.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with brs.exe, you can remove the entire program CyberLink Corp. or Suite using Windows Control Panel or search for help on the company [1][2]'s website.

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If brs.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 1,074,688 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 78,352 bytes. Brs.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run).

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with brs.exe, you can remove the entire program CyberLink Corp. or LowPricesApp using Windows Control Panel or search for help on the company's website.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as brs.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_COSMU.AG or ADW_STARTPAGE (detected by TrendMicro), and Adware.Agent.OIY (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the brs.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Cyberlink Runtime Program has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry. Added by the PowerDVD. This startup allows the user to set the Region on Blu-ray discs.
  The Master  
It's from PowerDVD or one of the processes from that program.
It's from PowerDVD Ultra from Cyberlink
wiem że brs.exe to program który wchodzi w skład pakietu cyber link power dvd i jest wogóle niepotrzebny zabiera tylko pamięć i nic nierobi
Brs.exe is a program from Cyberlink although some time ago some antiviruses gave false positive on it.
Shared file for the Cyberlink DVD program
  James Cales  
brs.exe is an essential program for CyberLink PowerDVD's Blu-ray disc region settings.
  JohnicBoom   (further information)
It gives an error message and shuts down my computer. I don't know what it is, but it has to come off.
Cyberlink DVD program, Shuts down computer
  PC User  
Said MSVCR71.dll missing so BRS.exe failed.
blu-ray region settings from cyberlink power dvd
After a lot of investigation of a brs.exe fault which developed on my Blu-Ray equipped computer I eventually find that It's suddenly become ....incompatible with Win 8.1 and a Cyberlink Blu-Ray upgrade is available if you want to pay for it - again - but this is so convenient for them and so inconvenient for us .. we get a few years use and then our? hard earned software becomes ..?incompatible? is this legal? it always is for them - - goodbye Cyberlink don't call me ...
Shared file for the Cyberlink DVD program
  Frank   (further information)
Installed By Astromenda Spam DL I didn't want.
I recently received an updated version of PowerDVD from Cyberlink. However my system does not have a Blu-ray drive.
  Michael Lucero  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of brs.exe: based on 23 votes with 16 user comments. 4 users think brs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 11 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks brs.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade brs.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving brs issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with brs. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the brs.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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