What Is Brs.exe?

Brs.exe – An Introduction

The brs.exe process is a runtime program that controls the brf.dat file. This file stores PowerDVD 8 BD region control information.

By default, the process executes automatically when you start your computer. The known sizes of this file in Windows XP are – 91,432 bytes, 86,016 bytes, 75, 048 bytes, and 34,816 bytes.

Removing from startup programs

If you want, you can safely remove this process from your startup programs list. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start and select Run.
  2. In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK.
  3. Click the Startup tab in the System Configuration Dialog box.
  4. Locate and uncheck the box before brs.exe.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes, and then click OK to exit the System Configuration dialog box.

A dialog box will now appear asking you if you want to restart Windows or exit System Configuration utility without restarting. Depending on your choice you may select any of the two options.

Steps to remove region protection that is controlled by brs.exe

To do this, you need to complete the following two tasks:

  • Terminate the process
  • Delete brf.dat

Terminate the Process

Before you terminate the process, ensure that you are not using PowerDVD. Next, perform the following simple steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  2. Click the Processes tab in the Task Manager.
  3. Locate and select brs.exe.
  4. Click End Process.

Delete brf.dat

  1. Click Start, select Search, and then select For files and Folders.
  2. Click All files and folders.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box type brs.dat.
  4. In the Look In drop-down menu select Local Hard Drives.
  5. Click the Search button.
  6. After Windows has located brs.dat, right-click on it, and click Delete.

Is brs.exe a safe process?

Yes, it is. As of now, this file is not known to be reported with any malware. With that being said, you need to understand that malware programs are known to masquerade as genuine programs.So, if you see two instances of the file in your Task Manager window, or if you see that the brs.exe process is still running after you have disabled it then your Windows computer is likely to be infected.

Also, watch out for processes that have similar nomenclature to genuine processes. For instance, if you see processes with names similar to brs.exe, such as brss.exe, bbrs.exe, or brrs.exe, then malware programs may be running on your computer.

The best way to get rid of malware is to schedule a malware scan on your computer using a robust and efficient anti-malware tool.