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Should I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,671
United States Rank #3,502
Reach 0.0627%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.60 days
489.60 days >
Average installed length: 257.25 days


VersionDistribution 63.86% 29.66% 6.48%

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Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW

What is Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW?

This is the driver and software suite for the Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW. This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother Printer. This ensures that users can output documents using that type of printer. It also includes an OCR application for converting an image into text and it is integrated into PaperPort as well as various other software including the core printer and scanner drivers, the Brother Control Center and the ScanSoft PaperPort with OCR as well as a document management application for viewing scanned documents.

About  (from Brother Industries)

The Multi-Function Link 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 Suite inclu...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 12 files and is usually about 14.22 MB (14,906,840 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl10f
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3ACCCFB3-7B17-4E9F-ACB0-46868FCD4487}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL Reg=BLL-FB
Estimated size: 14.22 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW

  • BrIctEng.dll - Brother MFL-Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics Tool (Lang Resource))
  • BrIctFrc.dll
  • BrIctSpa.dll
  • Brinstck.exe - Brother MFL Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics for Brother MFL Pro)
  • BrScdSti.dll - Scanner Diagnostic (STI Device Diagnostic)
  • BrScdWia.dll - WIA Device Diagnostic
  • BrScUtil.exe - Scanner Utility (BrScUtil)
  • BrMfNt.dll - Brother BrMfNt (BrMfNt)
  • BrStDvPt.exe - SetDriverPort
  • BrRemPnP.dll - BrRemPnP (Device Driver Uninstall Tool)
  • BrRemPnP.exe
  • BrmfPrint.dll - BrmfPrint

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • BrScUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{46D1E52C-E5C5-45A4-B86A-58C1F420D3C0}' (runs on registration).
  • Brinstck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABDEF69D-B0EA-4883-B774-88A26B64F4AD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BrScUtil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl10f\BrScUtil.exe'.

How do I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW?

Quickly and completely remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite HL-2280DW 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 HL-2280DW 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 HL-2280DW, 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 HL-2280DW.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.61%
Windows 8 25.09%
Windows Vista 5.68%
Windows XP 3.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.26%
Windows 7 Professional 13.14%
Windows 8.1 11.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.46%
Windows 10 Home 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.48%
  Canada 4.62%
  Mexico 0.21%
  PR 0.21%
  TT 0.07%
  Thailand 0.07%
  Portugal 0.07%
  Indonesia 0.07%
  Germany 0.07%
  United Kingdom 0.07%
  Paraguay 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.33%
Hewlett-Packard 27.71%
Toshiba 11.36%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 7.75%
Lenovo 5.34%
Intel 1.55%
MSI 0.69%
American Megatrends 0.52%
Gateway 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.42%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.80%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.17%

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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