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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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-3040CN.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 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 67.55%
Windows 10 23.15%
Windows XP 5.12%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.63%
Windows 7 Professional 20.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.32%
Windows 10 Home 6.14%
Windows 10 Pro 5.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.37% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 24.37%
  United States 20.97%
  Canada 9.14%
  Australia 8.24%
  United Kingdom 4.12%
  France 3.23%
  Belgium 3.05%
  New Zealand 3.05%
  Spain 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.87%
  Austria 2.69%
  Italy 2.15%
  Switzerland 1.61%
  Sweden 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.06%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 15.04%
ASUS 10.90%
Toshiba 5.64%
Intel 4.89%
Lenovo 3.38%
Medion 3.38%
Samsung 1.88%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 23-g019c 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.14%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.52%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.89%

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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