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Brother MFC-685CW

Overview

Brother MFC-685CW is a program developed by Brother Industries. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 7.28 MB (7,638,479 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Brother MFC-685CW come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\MFC-685CW
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 7.28 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFC-685CW

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove Brother MFC-685CW?

Quickly and completely remove Brother MFC-685CW 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 MFC-685CW 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 MFC-685CW, 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 MFC-685CW.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Canada 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 33.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 33.33%
Dell Dell DXP061 33.33%

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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