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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,563
United States Rank #2,134
Reach 0.2447%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.64 days
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Average installed length: 397.37 days


0.9.8 100.00%

HandBrake 0.9.8

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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 primary executable is named handbrake.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 22.55 MB (23,641,264 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: handbrake.fr
Installation folder: C:\gravure dvd\handbrake
Uninstaller: C:\Gravure Dvd\Handbrake\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 22.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HandBrake 0.9.8

Program executable:handbrake.exe
Path:C:\gravure dvd\handbrake\handbrake.exe
Additional files:
  • HandBrakeInterop.dll - HandBrake.Interop (HandBrakeInterop)
  • HandBrake.ApplicationServices.dll - HandBrake
  • libdvdcss.dll
  • HandBrakeCLI.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • AxInterop.QTOControlLib.dll
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • dotnetfx.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup)
  • Interop.QTOControlLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QTOControlLib'.
  • Interop.QTOLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QTOLibrary'.
  • Caliburn.Micro.dll (by Blue Spire Consulting) - Caliburn.Micro (Caliburn Micro)
  • Castle.Core.dll (by Castle Project) - Castle.Core (Castle.Core for .NETFramework v4.0 Client Profile)
  • Castle.Windsor.dll (by Castle Project) - Castle.Windsor (Castle.Windsor 2.5.3 for .NETFramework v4.0 Client Profile)
  • EagleBoost.Wpf.Presentation.dll - EagleBoost.Wpf.Presentation
  • GongSolutions.Wpf.DragDrop.dll - GongSolutions.Wpf.DragDrop
  • Growl.Connector.dll (by element code project) - Growl.Connector
  • Growl.CoreLibrary.dll (by element code project) - Growl.CoreLibrary
  • HandBrake.Framework.dll - HandBrake.Framework
  • HandBrake.Server.exe - HandBrake.Server
  • handbrake_094.exe
  • HandBrake-0.9.5-Win_GUI.exe
  • HandBrake-0.9.8-x86_64-Win_GUI.exe
  • hb.dll
  • libdvdnav_plugin.dll
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
  • Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf.dll (by Ookii.org) - Ookii.Dialogs (Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf)
  • SplitButton.dll (by wyDay) - SplitButton
  • System.Windows.Interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • x264.exe (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Handbrake.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBB33007-97C5-485C-A61D-8891ED2B074E}' (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?

Quickly and completely remove HandBrake 0.9.8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HandBrake 0.9.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.11%
Windows 10 15.65%
Windows Vista 4.81%
Windows XP 4.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.94%
Windows 7 Professional 15.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.76%
Windows 8 Pro 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.91%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  Canada 4.44%
  Germany 4.04%
  Australia 3.39%
  France 2.21%
  Japan 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Belgium 1.40%
  Italy 1.30%
  Sweden 1.16%
  India 0.83%
  Spain 0.75%
  Brazil 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.81%
Hewlett-Packard 23.56%
Acer 12.87%
ASUS 9.75%
Toshiba 5.31%
Samsung 3.01%
Lenovo 2.22%
Intel 2.11%
American Megatrends 0.75%
MSI 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.54%
Dell XPS 8300 3.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.27%


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