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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #5,713
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 550.41 days


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Brother HL-2140

What is Brother HL-2140?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-2140 monochrome laser printer. The program includes various software including the core printer drivers, the Control Center as well as a printer management applications and settings controls.

About  (from Brother Industries)

The HL-2140 is a monochrome laser printer that features fast printing at up to 23 pages per minute and high-quality output. It also offers convenient paper handling via an enclosed 250-sheet capacity tray‡ and a manual by-pass slot for printing envelopes and letterhead. In addition, the printer's space-saving design wi...  Read more


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 BrPnpU64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.43 MB (1,500,465 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2140
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 1.43 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-2140

Program executable:BrPnpU64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2140\BrPnpU64.exe
Additional files:
  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • LN2140.exe
  • WEBLINK.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (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.

How do I remove Brother HL-2140?

You can uninstall Brother HL-2140 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-2140, 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-2140.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.66%
Windows 10 17.96%
Windows Vista 13.52%
Windows XP 11.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.44%
Windows 7 Professional 12.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.64%
Windows 10 Home 5.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.12%
  Australia 10.07%
  Canada 7.14%
  Germany 4.28%
  New Zealand 1.50%
  Japan 0.98%
  France 0.90%
  Chile 0.75%
  Philippines 0.68%
  Iran 0.60%
  United Kingdom 0.53%
  Netherlands 0.45%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Indonesia 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.69%
Hewlett-Packard 27.21%
Acer 11.48%
ASUS 6.71%
Toshiba 6.54%
Lenovo 3.53%
American Megatrends 1.77%
Samsung 1.77%
Intel 1.24%
Gateway 0.71%
Sony 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.94%
ASUS All Series 3.58%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.58%
Dell XPS 8500 2.51%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.79%
HP G71 Notebook PC 1.79%

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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