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Should I remove HandBrake?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,507
United States Rank #3,962
Reach 0.0881%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.88 days
940.39 days >
Average installed length: 494.11 days


0.9.6 100.00%

HandBrake 0.9.6

What is HandBrake?

HandBrake is a general-purpose, open-source, cross-platform, multithreaded video transcoder software application. HandBrake supports batch encoding through Windows graphical user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI). Users are able to customise the output by altering the bit rate, maximum file size or bit rate and sample rate via constant quality. HandBrake also supports deinterlacing, decombing, scaling, detelecine, and (auto-)cropping. HandBrake does not directly support the decryption of Blu-ray Discs.

About  (from HandBrake Community)

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. Handbrake can process most common multimeida files and any DVD or Bluray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is handbrake.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 21.71 MB (22,768,877 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: handbrake.fr
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\handbrake
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Handbrake\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 21.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HandBrake 0.9.6

Program executable:handbrake.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\handbrake\handbrake.exe
Additional files:
  • HandBrake.Framework.dll - HandBrake.Framework
  • HandBrakeInterop.dll - HandBrake.Interop (HandBrakeInterop)
  • HandBrake.ApplicationServices.dll - HandBrake
  • Interop.QTOControlLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QTOControlLib'.
  • Interop.QTOLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QTOLibrary'.
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • AxInterop.QTOControlLib.dll
  • HandBrakeCLI.exe
  • libdvdcss.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Handbrake.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'HandBrake_using_HandBrake' with the ProgID of 'HandBrake_autoplay_handler' and the action verb 'HandBrake_verb.
Scheduled Task
  • Handbrake.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9F8FB2D-8183-4BD0-BD73-6C369028AD4D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Handbrake.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Handbrake\Handbrake.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:68.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005159206%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023173%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028419%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,832,441
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.5 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:307 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:191.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0027281224%
Kernel CPU:0.00119915%
User CPU:0.00152897%
CPU cycles/sec:1,005,894,786
I/O reads/min:2.25 MB
I/O writes/min:633.51 KB

How do I remove HandBrake?

You can uninstall HandBrake 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 HandBrake 0.9.6, 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 HandBrake.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.84%
Windows 10 7.36%
Windows Vista 6.79%
Windows XP 4.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.59%
Windows 7 Professional 17.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.95%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  Canada 4.09%
  Australia 3.32%
  Germany 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Japan 2.09%
  France 1.62%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Italy 1.11%
  Spain 0.72%
  DK 0.68%
  Finland 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.49%
Hewlett-Packard 26.37%
Acer 12.76%
ASUS 5.59%
Toshiba 5.38%
Intel 2.43%
Lenovo 1.79%
Samsung 1.37%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sony 0.74%
Alienware 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.52%
Dell XPS 8300 4.04%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.47%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.25%


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