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Should I remove BitRaider Web Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,963
United States Rank #1,536
Reach 0.3360%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.74 days
582.45 days >
Average installed length: 306.03 days


VersionDistribution 58.83% 10.89% 0.30% 11.01% 0.02% 1.66% 0.24% 8.50% 1.99% 0.24% 0.06% 0.03% 0.35% 0.02% 0.03% 5.66% 0.12% 0.02% 0.02% 0.03%

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BitRaider Web Client

What is BitRaider Web Client?

BitRaider is a video game streaming and download service.

About  (from BitRaider)

BitRaider’s mission is to make it as easy to download games as it is to get music or books online. The player comes first, it is the belief behind everything we do. Get in. Get playing. Get updates without the pain. And in the process, make the PC play experience as effortless as console.


BitRaider Web Client is a software program developed by BitRaider. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named brwc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 3.78 MB (3,965,118 bytes). The installed file OptUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 61% of users of BitRaider Web Client come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitraider.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\bitraider\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\bitraider\brwc.exe -brremoveclient
Estimated size: 3.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BitRaider Web Client

Program executable:brwc.exe
Name:BitRaider Distribution Web Client
BitRaider Web Client
Additional files:
  • BRInjun.exe - BitRaider Injection Compatibility App
  • 37101845.exe - BitRaider Distribution Web Client (BitRaider Web Client)
  • OptUpdate.exe
  • BRExtPipe.dll - BitRaider External Control DLL
  • ExternDX9Ovl.dll - ExternDX9 Dynamic Link Library
  • BRDriver64.sys - BitRaider Streaming System (BitRaider WISDA 64-Bit Filter Driver)
  • BRSptSvc.exe - BitRaider Support Service
  • BRUI.exe - BitRaider User Interface (BitRaider UI)
  • BRException.exe - BitRaider (BitRaider Exception Handler)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • brwc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E63CBBD2-65F8-4F31-A19C-9AF6830D4CB6}' (runs on registration).
  • BRSptSvc.exe runs as a service named 'BitRaider Mini-Support Service' (BRSptSvc) "BitRaider Helper for unelevated driver loading.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:55.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029175218%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00150516%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00141236%
0.015104% average
Memory:3.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0020623613%
Kernel CPU:0.00169852%
User CPU:0.00036384%

How do I remove BitRaider Web Client?

You can uninstall BitRaider Web Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitRaider Web Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BitRaider Web Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.09%
Windows 10 38.47%
Windows Vista 2.17%
Windows XP 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.66%
Windows 8.1 17.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.75%
Windows 7 Professional 8.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.03%
Windows 8 4.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.01%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  France 4.89%
  Canada 4.21%
  Germany 3.51%
  Australia 1.92%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Sweden 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Poland 0.97%
  Italy 0.91%
  Norway 0.80%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.59%
ASUS 16.68%
Acer 15.04%
Dell 14.63%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 4.77%
Alienware 4.18%
Samsung 2.46%
MSI 2.39%
Intel 1.63%
Apple 0.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
MSI MS-7821 2.28%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.17%

comments5 comments

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donreaper3over a year ago
bit raider sucks up your internet......it may be free but the internet costs money. want to explain why the internet usage is so high, it can go there 1GB worth of internet usage in only 1 week WITH ONLY 1 .EXE? i can play ArmA 2 OA and not take up that much. -only about 570KB with that and it has higher specks- to me it seams there is far more then you even let on for that .exe i highly recommend lowering that or i might have to have your stuff looked at by a outside source for potentially harmful programing add-on to your .exe. -like SOPA or similar type stuff.- the fact of the high internet usage for that one .exe and the jump connections, -in my opinion- it would be far better just to run the raw game.
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Fallbotover a year ago
This program seems to eat up a lot of resources on my laptop. I play SWTOR and this cane with it. But it seems to do more harm then good in the end. For example. I ran Steam, Internet Explorer, and then bit raider. The amount of resources used on my computer from each was Steam 1%, Internet Explorer 1%, BitRaider 91%, the remaining was other background tasks for the computer to run. 91% from this program is crazy, this thing seems to eat resources like a viris. It also slows down my game while im playing it. How is this program any good. I recommend to anyone, if you don't need this program DONT download it, it will only harm your computer.
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Sprakaover a year ago
I have a limited bandwidth and whenever there is a patch in SWTOR. BitRaider always gets 3GB of data. Is this a normal occurence? I don't like my bandwidth eaten up by BitRaider!!!!!
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Bntyhntrover a year ago
Cyber: If you have a game installed like SWTOR (StarWars:The Old Republic) then that is where it came from. It is for installation and updates of the game
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cyberattackedandhackedbybitraider1over a year ago
My computer was attacked by bitraider web browser and now it will not let me remove it, also I never installed the program or clicked on the site I never even know this browser existed until IT HACKED MY COMPUTER!!!!! So either the company helps me remove this browser or I will report it to the FBI Cyber Crimes Division.