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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 #12,635
United States Rank #8,787
Reach 0.0287%
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?

Quickly and completely remove Brother HL-2040 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 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: 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: 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 68.32%
Windows XP 17.08%
Windows Vista 8.42%
Windows 8 6.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.12%
Windows 7 Professional 12.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.30%
Windows 10 Home 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.45%
  Australia 10.19%
  Canada 6.04%
  Turkey 5.09%
  Germany 3.77%
  New Zealand 2.08%
  Belgium 1.13%
  United Kingdom 1.13%
  France 0.94%
  Japan 0.75%
  Sweden 0.75%
  DK 0.57%
  Spain 0.57%
  Iran 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.17%
Hewlett-Packard 22.17%
Acer 14.78%
Toshiba 6.52%
ASUS 6.09%
American Megatrends 3.91%
Intel 1.74%
Samsung 1.74%
Lenovo 1.30%
Sahara 1.30%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 620 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.21%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.21%
Dell Vostro 260 2.21%
Dell XPS 8300 2.21%

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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