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Should I remove Brother HL-2040?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,495
United States Rank #9,877
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.22 days
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Average installed length: 251.41 days


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Brother HL-2040

What is Brother HL-2040?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-2040 monochrome laser printer. It includes various software including the core printer driver, the Brother Control Center as well as a document management application for viewing scanned documents.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named LN2040.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 3.12 MB (3,274,114 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 3.12 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-2040

Program executable:LN2040.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\LN2040.exe
Additional files:
  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • ArSetup.exe - I&D ARSetup (ARSetup)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • LN2040.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • Ar510enu.exe (by InstallShield Software) - PackageForTheWeb Stub
  • BrPnpU64.exe
  • Chkadbr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • brdefprn.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Brdefprn' which loads as C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL4070\Brdefprn.exe -d.
  • ArSetup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BrInst ARSetup' which loads as C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\ArSetup.exe -p "C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\Ar510enu.exe" -l 0.

How do I remove Brother HL-2040?

You can uninstall Brother HL-2040 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Brother HL-2040, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 HL-2040.

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 67.49%
Windows XP 15.58%
Windows 10 9.03%
Windows Vista 7.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.94%
Windows 7 Professional 12.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.21%
Windows 10 Home 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.42%
  Australia 9.57%
  Canada 5.81%
  Turkey 5.47%
  Germany 3.93%
  New Zealand 2.05%
  United Kingdom 1.37%
  Belgium 1.03%
  France 1.03%
  Japan 0.85%
  Sweden 0.68%
  DK 0.51%
  Spain 0.51%
  Iran 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 23.72%
Acer 13.44%
Toshiba 9.49%
ASUS 6.72%
American Megatrends 3.56%
Samsung 1.58%
Intel 1.19%
Lenovo 1.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.03%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.68%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.01%
Dell Vostro 260 2.01%
Dell XPS 8300 2.01%

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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