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Brother HL-4050CDN

What is Brother HL-4050CDN?

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 8 files and is usually about 2.87 MB (3,006,731 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL4050
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: 2.87 MB
Language: Danish

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-4050CDN

  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • ppdreg64.exe - ppdreg (Registration software for BR-Script PPD file)
  • brdefprn.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-4050CDN?

You can uninstall Brother HL-4050CDN 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-4050CDN, 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-4050CDN.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.38%
Windows 10 19.67%
Windows XP 16.39%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.95%
Windows 10 Home 8.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.53%
  United States 19.12%
  France 8.82%
  DK 8.82%
  Switzerland 5.88%
  South Africa 4.41%
  Canada 4.41%
  Japan 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Singapore 1.47%
  Thailand 1.47%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Finland 1.47%
  Australia 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.71%
Acer 22.86%
Dell 20.00%
Medion 11.43%
ASUS 5.71%
Intel 2.86%
Sony 2.86%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.96%
Sony VPCEB11FD 1.96%
Packard Bell oneTwo L5851 1.96%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM8... 1.96%
MSI MS-7816 1.96%

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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