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What is BrStsW64.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 BrStsW64.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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BrStsW64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BrStsW64
BrStsW64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as brstswnd belongs to software brother brstswnd by brother (www.brother.com).

Description: BrStsW64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BrStsW64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,695,928 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 903,680 bytes or 967,168 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/brstsw64.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The BrStsW64.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). BrStsW64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrStsW64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BrStsW64.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.

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Best practices for resolving BrStsW64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrStsW64. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 BrStsW64.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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