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Brother HL-5240

What is Brother HL-5240?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother HL-5240 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 LN5240.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.43 MB (1,503,087 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL5240
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Estimated size: 1.43 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Brother HL-5240

Program executable:LN5240.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL5240\LN5240.exe
Additional files:
  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • ArSetup.exe - I&D ARSetup (ARSetup)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe
  • Chkadbr.exe
  • LN5240.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-5240?

You can uninstall Brother HL-5240 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-5240, 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-5240.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
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 65.30%
Windows XP 17.35%
Windows 10 10.50%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.65%
Windows 7 Professional 19.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.55%
Windows 10 Home 5.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.99%
  Germany 16.32%
  United Kingdom 6.60%
  Australia 3.47%
  Italy 2.08%
  Belgium 1.74%
  France 1.74%
  Iran 1.39%
  Spain 1.04%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Jordan 0.69%
  Japan 0.69%
  New Zealand 0.69%
  Austria 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.34%
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
Acer 14.66%
ASUS 5.17%
Toshiba 5.17%
Sahara 2.59%
Intel 1.72%
Lenovo 1.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 560s 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 3542 1.77%
Dell OptiPlex 740 Enhance... 1.77%

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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