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12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%

Other programs by Brother Industries


What is MFC-495CW?

The MFC-495CW driver package contains the required software for connecting the Brother monochrome laser printer to the user's PC. In addition to the driver, the package contains setup and management utilities used to administer functions of the printer and connection as well as the printer's firmware.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 5.75 MB (6,025,927 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl08l
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0A02D347-5E53-48A5-BC49-1469393103FA}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0c0c UNINSTALL Reg=BH9e_C
Estimated size: 5.75 MB
Language: French (Canada)

Program filesFiles installed by MFC-495CW

  • 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))
  • BrIctFre.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.exe - BrRemPnP (Device Driver Uninstall Tool)
  • brrunpp.dll
  • frxlang.dll - Brother frxlang (frxlang)
  • BrmfPrint.dll - BrmfPrint
  • cvtifmax.exe (by ScanSoft) - PaperPort (TIFF To Max Convert)
  • BrRemPnP.dll

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 MFC-495CW?

Quickly and completely remove 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 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 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 MFC-495CW.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win XP 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 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?
Dell 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 ED906AA-A... 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 33.33%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 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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