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Should I remove Brother HL-2170W?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,913
United States Rank #4,743
Reach 0.0429%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 164.19 days
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Average installed length: 448.96 days


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Brother HL-2170W

What is Brother HL-2170W?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-2170W 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.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.59 MB (1,667,589 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2170
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F
Estimated size: 1.59 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-2170W

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • LN2170W.exe
  • WEBLINK.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe
  • genp5e-64-spa-106.EXE (by A.I.SOFT,INC) - FileCompact (ZIP SELFEXTRACT)

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-2170W?

You can uninstall Brother HL-2170W 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-2170W, 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-2170W.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
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 59.34%
Windows 10 20.09%
Windows Vista 11.47%
Windows XP 9.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.16%
Windows 7 Professional 14.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.44%
Windows 10 Home 6.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.77%
  Canada 4.29%
  Australia 2.26%
  Germany 1.43%
  United Kingdom 0.60%
  Israel 0.38%
  DK 0.38%
  Brazil 0.30%
  Mexico 0.30%
  Japan 0.30%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Norway 0.23%
  Sweden 0.23%
  PR 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.51%
Dell 29.00%
Acer 10.55%
Toshiba 9.98%
ASUS 4.90%
Lenovo 3.39%
Intel 2.82%
Samsung 1.32%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Sahara 0.94%
Gateway 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
ASUS All Series 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.91%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.91%
Dell XPS 8300 1.91%

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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