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1.0.2.0 100.00%

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MFC-685CW

What is MFC-685CW?

MFC-685CW 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.

Overview

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 26 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl07a
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A3FEC306-FBFF-4B0D-95B9-F9C67C65079E}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL Reg=MINI3e
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by MFC-685CW

  • BrDbgOut.dll - Brother MFC Windows Software Standard Debug Output Dll
  • 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)
  • brmfrsif.dll - brmfrsif Dynamic Link Library (brmfrsif DLL)
  • BrIctEng.dll - Brother MFL-Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics Tool (Lang Resource))
  • Brinstck.exe - Brother MFL Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics for Brother MFL Pro)
  • AddrBook.exe - Brother Address Book
  • rms2csv.exe - Rms2Csv Application (Rms2Csv)
  • brmfrmss.exe - Remote Application (Brother remote application)
  • BrScdSti.dll - Scanner Diagnostic (STI Device Diagnostic)
  • BrScdWia.dll - WIA Device Diagnostic
  • Brstsmen.dll - Brother Brstsmen (MFL-Pro Suite)
  • Braddprt.dll - Brother MFL Pro (BRADDPRT)
  • 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)
  • Pdrvinst.dll - installer (printer driver installer)
  • 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FAXRX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Brother\Brmfl08j\FAXRX.exe'.
  • rms2csv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl07a\rms2csv.exe'.

How do I remove MFC-685CW?

Quickly and completely remove 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 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 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 MFC-685CW.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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