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Should I remove Brother HL-3040CN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #17,970
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 432.80 days


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Brother HL-3040CN

What is Brother HL-3040CN?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother 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 BrPnpU64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.89 MB (4,074,648 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL3040
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 3.89 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-3040CN

Program executable:BrPnpU64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL3040\BrPnpU64.exe
Additional files:
  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • ArSetup.exe - I&D ARSetup (ARSetup)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • WEBLINK.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\BRHL5340\Brdefprn.exe -d.

How do I remove Brother HL-3040CN?

Quickly and completely remove Brother HL-3040CN 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-3040CN 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-3040CN, 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-3040CN.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.55%
Windows 8 17.43%
Windows XP 5.23%
Windows Vista 4.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.95%
Windows 7 Professional 22.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.27%
Windows 8.1 5.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.73% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 25.73%
  United States 18.26%
  Canada 9.13%
  Australia 8.51%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  France 3.53%
  New Zealand 3.53%
  Spain 3.11%
  Netherlands 3.11%
  Belgium 2.70%
  Austria 2.70%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Switzerland 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.78%
Hewlett-Packard 22.36%
Acer 13.92%
ASUS 10.97%
Toshiba 7.59%
Intel 4.64%
Lenovo 3.38%
Medion 2.53%
Samsung 2.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.80%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.80%
ASUSTeK S400CA 2.10%
HP 625 2.10%

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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