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Brother MFC-6490CW

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What is Brother MFC-6490CW?

This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother Brother MFC-6490CW all-in-one printer. The program includes various software including the core printer drivers, the Control Center as well as a printer management applications and settings controls.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is BrPnpU64.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 8.34 MB (8,747,461 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\MFC-6490CW
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D
Estimated size: 8.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFC-6490CW

Program executable:BrPnpU64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\MFC-6490CW\BrPnpU64.exe
Additional files:
  • BRUNINST.dll - Brother MFL Pro (bruninst)
  • bpdunins.dll - bpdunins (uninstaller)
  • brdefprn.exe
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • BrPnpU32.exe
  • BrPnpU64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
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\BRHL2140\Brdefprn.exe -d.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove Brother MFC-6490CW?

Quickly and completely remove Brother MFC-6490CW from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Brother MFC-6490CW 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Brother MFC-6490CW, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MFC-6490CW.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 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 54.55%
Windows 10 27.27%
Windows Vista 11.36%
Windows XP 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.56%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.63%
Windows 10 Home 11.63%
Windows 8.1 9.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.82%
  Germany 10.20%
  DK 8.16%
  France 6.12%
  Australia 4.08%
  Canada 4.08%
  Italy 4.08%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Taiwan 2.04%
  Switzerland 2.04%
  Austria 2.04%
  New Zealand 2.04%
  Portugal 2.04%
  Indonesia 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 15.15%
Sony 9.09%
Dell 6.06%
Toshiba 6.06%
Medion 6.06%
Samsung 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
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MSI MS-7680 2.56%

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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