What does the brave.exe file do?
The brave.exe process is also known as Brav and is a part of Brave Browser or, as the case may be, Brave Dev. This software is produced by Brave Software. An obsolete or defective version of brave.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Brav has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Brav has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- brave.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module brave.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about brave.exe Brav
brave.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file brave.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 13,179,660 bytes (88% of all these files), 2,074,600 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,916,560 bytes.
The brave file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. There is no internal description of the file. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Brave.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks, log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 74% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A brave.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes (30% of all these files), 1,916,560 bytes as well as 5 other variants. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Brave.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as monitor other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves brave.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about brave?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Brave Browser or Brave Dev
To remove Brav from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Brave Browser or Brave Dev in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if brave.exe (Brav) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Brav. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Brav or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or brave.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.