What does the brs.exe file do?
The brs.exe process is also known as brs and is a part of cyberlink brs or, as the case may be, WSE_Astromenda. This software is produced by cyberlink (www.gocyberlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of brs.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- brs.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- brs.exe 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)
- brs.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module brs.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about brs.exe brs.exe
brs.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Brs.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 75,048 bytes (61% of all these files), 91,432 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
It does not supply any version information or other description. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This brs.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Brs.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A brs.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,074,688 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 brs.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 brs?
|This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry. Added by the PowerDVD. This startup allows the user to set the Region on Blu-ray discs. |
|It's from PowerDVD or one of the processes from that program. |
|It's from PowerDVD Ultra from Cyberlink |
|wiem że brs.exe to program który wchodzi w skład pakietu cyber link power dvd i jest wogóle niepotrzebny zabiera tylko pamięć i nic nierobi |
|Brs.exe is a program from Cyberlink although some time ago some antiviruses gave false positive on it. |
Summary: 2 users judge brs.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall cyberlink brs or WSE_Astromenda
To remove brs.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for cyberlink brs or WSE_Astromenda in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if brs.exe (brs.exe) 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 brs.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for brs.exe 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 brs.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.