What is brsvc01a.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 brsvc01a.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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Brsvc01a.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with brsvc01a
Brsvc01a.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as brsvc01a belongs to software brother Industries Ltd brsvc01a by brother Industries (

Description: Brsvc01a.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file brsvc01a.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 135,168 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The brsvc01a.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as brsvc01a.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the brsvc01a.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

Appeared after installing a Brother HN1210 Printer  
Brother Printer (left overs from the uninstall)
I use brother mfc-3240c and installed brother printer drivers and shows in task mgr as brsvc01a.exe/brss01a.exe on my dell vostro-1500 laptop
it is a file of brother printer driver
  opender Singh  
Won't uninstall when you uninstall brother mfc
there is a Brother patch for this problem, available at the referenced link
  mapper guy   (further information)
it's from a brother printer = brss01a.exe
its from brother printing thingy lol
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of brsvc01a.exe: based on 35 votes with 9 reviews. 27 users think brsvc01a.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think brsvc01a.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving brsvc01a issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with brsvc01a. 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 brsvc01a.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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