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Should I remove HandBrake?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,346
United States Rank #1,261
Reach 0.5106%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.62 days
549.15 days >
Average installed length: 288.54 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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.


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 30 files and is usually about 43.95 MB (46,080,226 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\handbrake
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Handbrake\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 43.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HandBrake

Program executable:handbrake.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\handbrake\handbrake.exe
Additional files:
  • HandBrake.Framework.dll - HandBrake.Framework
  • HandBrakeInterop.dll - HandBrake.Interop (HandBrakeInterop)
  • HandBrake.Server.exe - HandBrake.Server
  • HandBrake.ApplicationServices.dll - HandBrake
  • HandBrakeCLI.exe
  • hb.dll
  • libdvdcss.dll

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

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, 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) 57%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.40%
Windows 10 36.01%
Windows Vista 2.57%
Windows XP 2.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows 7 Professional 13.23%
Windows 8.1 12.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.63%
Windows 10 Home 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.93%
  United Kingdom 6.88%
  Canada 4.15%
  Australia 4.11%
  France 3.58%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Germany 2.56%
  Italy 1.83%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Belgium 1.17%
  India 1.11%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Japan 0.82%
  DK 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.42%
Dell 22.98%
Acer 12.83%
ASUS 12.52%
Toshiba 6.12%
Lenovo 4.18%
Samsung 2.94%
Intel 2.27%
Alienware 1.32%
MSI 0.86%
Apple 0.81%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.19%
Dell XPS 8300 2.56%
Dell XPS 8500 2.46%


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