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Brother HL-4040CDN

What is Brother HL-4040CDN?

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.


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 7 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,146,042 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL404D
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 3 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-4040CDN

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe
  • LN404CDN.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\BRHL4070\Brdefprn.exe -d.

How do I remove Brother HL-4040CDN?

You can uninstall Brother HL-4040CDN 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-4040CDN, 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-4040CDN.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.44%
Windows 10 23.38%
Windows XP 10.39%
Windows Vista 7.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.33%
Windows 7 Professional 21.33%
Windows 10 Home 10.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.03%
  Canada 17.24%
  Germany 0.86%
  Mexico 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.09%
Dell 24.56%
ASUS 10.53%
Acer 7.02%
Intel 3.51%
American Megatrends 3.51%
Gateway 1.75%
Apple 1.75%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6000 (GA378... 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.28%

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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