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What is BrMfcWnd.exe?

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 BrMfcWnd.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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BrMfcWnd.exe file information

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

The process known as Status Monitor (Main) or Brother Status Monitor Application or Brother Status Monitor MFC Application or Status Monitor Application belongs to software Brother Status Monitor Application or Status Monitor or Status Monitor Application or Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340 by Brother Industries (www.brother.com).

Description: BrMfcWnd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BrMfcWnd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,159,168 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 819,200 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/brmfcwnd.exe.html 
The BrMfcWnd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. BrMfcWnd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You may want to uninstall the software Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340 using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrMfcWnd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BrMfcWnd.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.

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User Comments

Monitors the network printer
  Caradoc  
Often causes task bar to freeze
  Les Miles  
Locks task bar sometimes
  ExpatEgghead  
Brother MFC series Windows file
  David Powner  
ist wohl Teil der Installation des Druckers Brother MFC
  merdalor  
It often freezes the task bar in XP
  Robo  
Die Datei gehört zum Brother-Drucker oder Multifunktionsgerät
  Meier  
de ist Teil der Installation des Druckers Brother MFC merdalor !
  guenther  

Summary: Average user rating of BrMfcWnd.exe: based on 5 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think BrMfcWnd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade BrMfcWnd.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving BrMfcWnd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrMfcWnd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BrMfcWnd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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