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Should I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,769
United States Rank #3,659
Reach 0.1452%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.19 days
743.13 days >
Average installed length: 390.46 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.03% 0.03% 0.10% 0.07% 0.03% 0.03% 0.10%
1.00 99.55%

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Brother MFL-Pro Suite

What is Brother MFL-Pro Suite?

This is the driver and software suite for the Brother MFL-Pro Suite. This is the software that allows your computer to recognize and print to the Brother Printer. This ensures that users can output documents using that type of printer. It also includes an OCR application for converting an image into text and it is integrated into PaperPort as well as various other software including the core printer and scanner drivers, the Brother Control Center and the ScanSoft PaperPort with OCR as well as a document management application for viewing scanned documents.

About  (from Brother Industries)

The Multi-Function Link Pro (MFL Pro) Suite and the MFC Software Suite are software programs designed to give the greatest flexibility, functionality and enjoyment from your Brother machine. These programs are included on the product CD-ROM and they are installed during the initial setup. MFL Pro Suite/ MFC Software S...  Read more


The most used version is 1.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 BrScUtil.exe. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 4.81 MB (5,048,062 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brother-usa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06d
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C83FB11D-9EC6-49D7-99A7-DDDB2264883C}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 Brunin03.dll -remove
Estimated size: 4.81 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Brother MFL-Pro Suite

Program executable:BrScUtil.exe
Name:Scanner Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06d\BrScUtil.exe
Additional files:
  • BrDbgOut.dll - Brother MFC Windows Software Standard Debug Output Dll
  • pcfxcom.dll - Brother PC-FAX Data Manager Dynamic Link Library (Brother PC-FAX Data Manager)
  • PCfxDial.exe - Brother PC-FAX Dial Dialog Application (Brother PC-FAX Dial Dialog)
  • PCfxSet.exe - Brother PC-FAX Setup Application (Brother PC-FAX Setup)
  • brmfrsif.dll - brmfrsif Dynamic Link Library (brmfrsif DLL)
  • brmfrmss.exe - Remote Setup Application (Brother remote setup application)
  • BrIctCze.dll - Brother MFL-Pro Suite (Installation Diagnostics Tool (Lang Resource))
  • BrIctEng.dll
  • BrIctPor.dll
  • AddrBook.exe - Brother Address Book
  • BrScDiag.dll - Scanner Diagnostic (Scanner Diagnostic (Main/Twain))
  • BrScdSti.dll - STI Device Diagnostic
  • BrScdWia.dll - WIA Device Diagnostic
  • Brinstck.exe - Inst-Diagnostics
  • Brstsmen.dll - Brother Brstsmen (MFL-Pro Suite)
  • Braddprt.dll - Brother MFL Pro (BRADDPRT)
  • BrScUtil.exe - Scanner Utility (BrScUtil)
  • BrStDvPt.exe - BrSetDriverPort (Brother Set Drivers port)
  • FAXRX.exe - Brother FAXRX (PC-FAX Receive)
  • brmfrsdg.dll - Remote Setup (brmfrsdg Remote Setup Resource DLL)
  • frxlang.dll - Brother frxlang (frxlang)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Brinstck.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Installation Diagnostics' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06a\Brinstck.exe" /I MFC-665CW LAN.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BrStDvPt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SetDefPrt' which loads as C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmflp03\BrStDvPt.exe.
  • Brinstck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Installation Diagnostics' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl06a\Brinstck.exe" /I MFC-240C USB.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FAXRX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfl07b\FAXRX.exe'.

How do I remove Brother MFL-Pro Suite?

You can uninstall Brother MFL-Pro Suite 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 MFL-Pro Suite, 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 MFL-Pro Suite.

Win Vista (SP2) 35%
Win Server 2003 0%
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 Vista 37.77%
Windows 7 26.76%
Windows XP 26.42%
Windows 10 8.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.81%
  Germany 17.65%
  Canada 5.98%
  France 4.19%
  United Kingdom 3.05%
  Australia 2.68%
  Italy 2.42%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Israel 1.45%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Spain 1.25%
  New Zealand 1.14%
  Brazil 1.00%
  Poland 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.07%
Hewlett-Packard 24.84%
Acer 12.04%
Toshiba 6.68%
Intel 4.73%
Medion 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.40%
Sahara 2.14%
Samsung 1.77%
ASUS 1.64%
Gateway 1.01%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.96%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.47%

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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