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Should I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,289
United States Rank #7,090
Reach 0.0265%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.0 40.21%
1.0.3.0 42.63%
1.0.0.0 17.16%

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Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW

What is Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW?

The Multi-Function Link Pro (MFC-495CW) 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 includes the printer driver, scanner driver, Brother Control Center and ScanSoft with OCR.

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is BrScUtil.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 12.25 MB (12,841,755 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother-usa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl08l
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0A02D347-5E53-48A5-BC49-1469393103FA}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL Reg=BH9e_C
Estimated size: 12.25 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW

Program executable:BrScUtil.exe
Name:Scanner Utility
BrScUtil
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl08l\BrScUtil.exe
MD5:49a2f9c2be41fffdd02c37ff97a126f2
Additional files:
  • 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 Setup Application (Brother PC-FAX Setup)
  • brmfrsif.dll - brmfrsif Dynamic Link Library (brmfrsif DLL)
  • brmfrmss.exe - Remote Setup Application (Brother remote setup application)
  • BrIctEng.dll - Brother MFL-Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics Tool (Lang Resource))
  • BrIctFrc.dll
  • BrIctFre.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
  • BrScUtil.exe - Scanner Utility (BrScUtil)
  • BrMfNt.dll - Brother BrMfNt (BrMfNt)
  • BrStDvPt.exe - SetDriverPort
  • FAXRX.exe - Brother FAXRX (PC-FAX Receive)
  • brmfrsdg.dll - Remote Setup (brmfrsdg Remote Setup Resource DLL)
  • BrRemPnP.dll - BrRemPnP (Device Driver Uninstall Tool)
  • BrRemPnP.exe
  • brrunpp.dll
  • frxlang.dll - Brother frxlang (frxlang)
  • BrmfPrint.dll - BrmfPrint
  • cvtifmax.exe (by ScanSoft) - PaperPort (TIFF To Max Convert)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Brinstck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{462686B3-89CF-47E3-A246-CCD1B7A83B2F}' (runs on registration).
  • brmfrmss.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{72ED94E6-7D0E-4221-A099-B68C48BF4CAC}' (runs on registration).
  • FAXRX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6A4FA8A-EF7F-4E76-BD2C-44E4BAADCFBC}' (runs on registration).
  • BrScUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E4D3841B-7081-417B-AA38-0A22A9C95A5E}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FAXRX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Brother\Brmfl08j\FAXRX.exe'.

How do I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW?

Quickly and completely remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-495CW 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 MFC-495CW 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 MFC-495CW, 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 MFC-495CW.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.66%
Windows 8 22.25%
Windows Vista 10.19%
Windows XP 5.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.11%
Windows 8.1 9.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.58%
Windows 7 Professional 8.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.07%
  Canada 14.34%
  Mexico 0.35%
  Brazil 0.18%
  France 0.18%
  Australia 0.18%
  Sweden 0.18%
  PR 0.18%
  NE 0.18%
  Guatemala 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 31.09%
Toshiba 11.24%
Acer 10.49%
GIGABYTE 3.00%
ASUS 3.00%
Lenovo 2.62%
Samsung 2.25%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Alienware 1.12%
Gateway 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.36%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.05%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
Dell XPS 8500 2.31%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1350 2.31%

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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