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Brother HL-5040

What is Brother HL-5040?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-5040 monochrome laser printer. The program includes various software including the core printer drivers, the Control Center as well as a printer management applications and settings controls.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.47 MB (1,539,383 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL5040
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 1.47 MB
Language: Japanese

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-5040

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • ARSetup.exe - I&D ARSetup (ARSetup)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • IsUninst.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield® unInstaller
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • brdefprn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Brdefprn' which loads as C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL4070\Brdefprn.exe -d.

How do I remove Brother HL-5040?

Quickly and completely remove Brother HL-5040 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Brother HL-5040 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 Brother HL-5040, 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 Brother HL-5040.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 55.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.96%
  DK 4.35%
  IQ 4.35%
  Japan 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Acer 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
Common models
HP-Pavilion RY880AA-ABA a... 14.29%
HP-Pavilion NC683AA-ABA m... 14.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.29%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 530 14.29%

About Brother Industries

Brother is an electronics equipment company whose products include printers, multifunction printers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics.
Publisher URL: www.brother-usa.com


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