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Should I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820?

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8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #21,590
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820

What is Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820?

This is the software that allows a Windows PC to recognize and print to the Brother multi-function device. The MFC Software Suite includes various software including the core printer and scanner drivers, the Control Center as well as an OCR application for converting an image into text and it is integrated into PaperPort. It also includes a document management application for viewing scanned documents and various True Type fonts.

About  (from Brother Industries)

The Multi-Function Link Pro (MFL Pro) Suite and the MFC Software Suite are software programs designed to give the greatest flexibility, functionality and enjoyment from your Brother machine. These programs are included on the product CD-ROM and they are installed during the initial setup. MFL Pro Suite/ MFC Software S...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 3.55 MB (3,722,077 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl04g
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C2530D63-B66B-48B5-BB50-7C6281FE7AA6}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL Reg=AL-LFA
Estimated size: 3.55 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820

  • pcfxcom.dll - Brother PC-FAX Data Manager Dynamic Link Library (Brother PC-FAX Data Manager)
  • PCfxDial.exe - Brother PC-FAX Dial Dialog Application (Brother PC-FAX Dial Dialog)
  • PCfxSet.exe - Brother PC-FAX Set Application (Brother PC-FAX Set)
  • BrIctChn.dll - Brother MFL-Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics Tool (Lang Resource))
  • BrIctEng.dll
  • BrIctPor.dll
  • BrIctSpa.dll
  • Brinstck.exe - Brother MFL Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics for Brother MFL Pro)
  • AddrBook.exe - Brother Address Book
  • BrScdSti.dll - Scanner Diagnostic (STI Device Diagnostic)
  • BrScdWia.dll - WIA Device Diagnostic
  • BrMfNt.dll - Brother BrMfNt (BrMfNt)
  • BrStDvPt.exe - SetDriverPort
  • BrRemPnP.exe - BrRemPnP (Device Driver Uninstall Tool)
  • BrmfPrint.dll - BrmfPrint
  • BrRemPnP.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Brinstck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{462686B3-89CF-47E3-A246-CCD1B7A83B2F}' (runs on registration).
  • PCfxSet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{08A32120-18E8-4E17-8D92-F5DD651394CF}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Brinstck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Installation Diagnostics' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06a\Brinstck.exe" /I DCP-330C USB.
  • BrStDvPt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SetDefPrt' which loads as C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06a\BrStDvPt.exe.

How do I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820?

Quickly and completely remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820 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 MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820 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 MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820, 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 MFL-Pro Suite FAX-2820.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.70%
Windows 8 6.98%
Windows XP 2.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.38%
Windows 10 Home 2.38%
Windows 10 Pro N 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.41%
  Canada 4.35%
  New Zealand 2.90%
  Australia 1.45%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Saudi Arabia 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 24.32%
Dell 21.62%
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Acer 13.51%
ASUS 5.41%
Lenovo 5.41%
Alienware 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
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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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