Application Brother HL-2040

How to uninstall Brother HL-2040 from your system

This web page is about Brother HL-2040 for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by Brother. You can read more on Brother or check for application updates here. The program is frequently located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\BRHL2040 folder. Take into account that this path can differ depending on the user's choice. You can uninstall Brother HL-2040 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line RunDll32. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 36.00 KB (36864 bytes) on disk and is labeled LN2040.exe.

Brother HL-2040 installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 149.50 KB (153088 bytes) on disk.

  • brdefprn.exe (44.00 KB)
  • BrPnpU32.exe (36.00 KB)
  • BrPnpU64.exe (33.50 KB)
  • LN2040.exe (36.00 KB)

The current page applies to Brother HL-2040 version 1.00 only. Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are listed below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Brother HL-2040:
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Brother

The files below remain on your disk by Brother HL-2040's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\be2030.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\be2040.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\be2045.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\be2070n.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\be2075n.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2030.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2030.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BH2030.PPD
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2040.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2040.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BH2040.PPD
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2045.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2045.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BH2045.PPD
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2070n.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2070n.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BH2070N.PPD
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2075n.da_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bh2075n.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BH2075N.PPD
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bpdunins.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brbhl04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brbil04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brbnl04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brbol04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brbul04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brdefprn.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brlhl04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brmd04.ex_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BROHL04B.CAT
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brohl04b.ch_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brohl04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BROHL04B.INF
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BrPnpU32.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BrPnpU64.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brqikmon.ch_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brqikmon.ex_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brsp104b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brsp204b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brsp304b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\brsp404b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bruhl04b.dl_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\BRUNINST.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bw2030.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bw2040.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bw2045.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bw2070n.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\bw2075n.in_
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\install.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\LN2040.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\LN2040.htm
  • C:\Program Files\Brother\BRHL2040\LN2040.ini

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Brother
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Brother
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{027A42E9-EC00-4714-98DB-96EECDCFA616}

Additional values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrFiltLo\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrFiltUp\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Brserid\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrSerWdm\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrUsbMdm\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrUsbSer\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\AutoRunAlwaysDisable

A way to erase Brother HL-2040 with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Brother HL-2040 is a program released by the software company Brother. Sometimes, computer users want to remove it. This can be easier said than done because removing this manually takes some experience regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE approach to remove Brother HL-2040 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to take care of your PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Brother HL-2040 or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Brother HL-2040". If it exists on your system the Brother HL-2040 app will be found very quickly. After you click Brother HL-2040 in the list of apps, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Brother HL-2040, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Brother HL-2040.
Uninstall Brother HL-2040

8. After uninstalling Brother HL-2040, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Brother HL-2040 that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Brother HL-2040 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Brother HL-2040 by Brother from your PC, nor are we saying that Brother HL-2040 by Brother is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Brother HL-2040 supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 06:00:02.140