What is HandBrakeCLI.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 HandBrakeCLI.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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HandBrakeCLI.exe file information

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

The process known as HandBrakeCLI.exe belongs to software Handbrake or HandBrake by unknown.

Description: HandBrakeCLI.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. HandBrakeCLI.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
HandBrakeCLI.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. HandBrakeCLI.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case you experience problems using HandBrakeCLI.exe, you could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Handbrake).

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

Part of the DVDvideosoft free studio group of programs
  David Tipper   (further information)
It's a video converter.
  Mux   (further information)
ist ein Programm, dass mit FreeStudio installiert wurde und mit DVD-Konverter akti4t wird
  wòóF, der corret-jak   (further information)
Handbrake Command Line Interface
  Yahya   (further information)
Läuft mit Free DVD Video Converter.Bremst ohne Toolbar möglicherweise
  Christin Stein  
it is used by dvdvideosoft and I believe that it is not dangerous
  Mario   (further information)
not sure how or if related to software but it slowed my pc down to a snail

Summary: Average user rating of HandBrakeCLI.exe: based on 5 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks HandBrakeCLI.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade HandBrakeCLI.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving HandBrakeCLI issues

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