What is BrccMCtl.exe?

The genuine BrccMCtl.exe file is a software component of Brother ControlCenter by Brother.
Brother ControlCenter is a utility software for managing installed printers manufactured by Brother Industries. BrccMCtl.exe is a core process associated with the Brother ControlCenter. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Brother ControlCenter is a configuration and management tool for Brother printers. The program gives users access to hardware functions such as Photo Print, Scan, and PC-FAX found on printers manufactured by Brother. This program is installed automatically during initial setup of any Brother printer. Brother ControlCenter is available for the Windows and Mac OS-X platforms. Brother Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational company that designs and manufactures electronics and electrical equipment such as desktop computers, printers, large machine tools, sewing machines, label printers, fax machines, typewriters, and other computer-related electronics. Brother Industries was founded as an overseas sales affiliate for the Yasui Sewing Machine Company in 1954. The company currently generates over $5 billion annually. Brother Industries is presently headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

BrCCMCtl stands for Brother Control Center Main Control Program

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BrccMCtl.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BrccMCtl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BrccMCtl
BrccMCtl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Control Center (version 3 Main Program) belongs to software Control Center (version 3) or Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340 by Brother Industries (

Description: BrccMCtl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BrccMCtl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 872,448 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 536,576 bytes and 6 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. BrccMCtl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with BrccMCtl.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340).

Recommended: Identify BrccMCtl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrccMCtl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BrccMCtl.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

nothing much but I do have a brother printer, I assume that it is related to the printer
brother drucker
brccmctl.exe is a process from Printer Monitor by Brother Industries, Ltd. and part of Control Center 3.
conflicts with downloading abode flash player
  Angel Sunny  
I need to uninstaal it to download the latest adobe flash player
I have a brother printer with control centre 3 and am having this error message it's harmless but a pain and will need to be fixed somehow unfortunately.
It seems to be attached to Brother printer files. It won't let me install Adobe Flash player 11
  Gerry Korzeba  
I've been into Task Manager and "End Tasked" it. Downloaded Flash into Programs and features ok but with it on my PC, it doesn't co-operate when I try using Flash: its a pain!
It showes up as a trojan on my PC
Just need to end process in task manager to install adobe flash player
  Dermot D.  

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Summary: Average user rating of BrccMCtl.exe: based on 10 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think BrccMCtl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks BrccMCtl.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 5 users don't grade BrccMCtl.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving BrccMCtl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrccMCtl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BrccMCtl.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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