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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #18,019
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 610.18 days


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Brother HL-4040CN

What is Brother HL-4040CN?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-4040CN 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.83 MB (2,967,481 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL4040
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 2.83 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-4040CN

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe
  • LN4040CN.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-4040CN?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.71%
Windows 10 27.06%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista 8.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.22%
Windows 7 Professional 20.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.06%
Windows 8.1 8.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.01%
  Germany 11.31%
  Canada 5.43%
  Australia 3.17%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Belgium 2.71%
  Switzerland 2.71%
  Japan 2.71%
  DK 1.36%
  Spain 1.36%
  France 1.36%
  New Zealand 1.36%
  Finland 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.04%
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Acer 17.71%
ASUS 9.38%
Intel 3.13%
Toshiba 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Apple 2.08%
Lenovo 2.08%
Samsung 2.08%
Gateway 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.72%
ASUSTeK CM6870 3.77%
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H 1.89%
Acer TravelMate 5760 1.89%
Dell Dell DM061 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1421 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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