What is Brss01a.exe

brss01a.exe - brother Industries Ltd brss01a.exe - brother Industries Ltd

File description

Brss01a.exe with description brss01a.exe is a process file from company brother Industries Ltd belonging to product brother Industries Ltd brss01a.exe.
The file is digitally signed from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

What is brss01a.exe?
This is a process that is used by the Brother Print Processor. Its purpose is to facilitate printing to Brother printers connected via USB, parallel port, or over the network. It is a main component of Brother printer drivers.

This process is not critical to the operation of the system; however, it should not be killed unless it is causing problems. Killing this process will result in you being unable to print to your Brother printer. If you had a Brother printer but no longer do, you should uninstall this driver properly.

Dangers of brss01a
As this is a common process that runs on any system that needs to print to a Brother printer, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32. Other malware may use a name that appears similar but has slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically no more than one instance of this process running at a given time. The presence of more than one instance of this process in the Task Manager may be an indicator of a malware infection. Furthermore, if you do not have a Brother printer and are not printing to one over the network, you should never see this process anywhere on your system.

Common problems
  • You get an error after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
    • This is a known problem. Be sure to download the latest drivers for your printer from the Brother website.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes

Digital signatures found for this file

1 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher - Microsoft Timestamping Service

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1 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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