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.
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.
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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).
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as brs.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PUA.Astromenda or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_FRS.0NA003A616 or TROJ_COSMU.AG (detected by TrendMicro). 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 ▾
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 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 brs.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.