What is BrMfcWnd.exe?

The genuine BrMfcWnd.exe file is a software component of Brother Printer Status Monitor by Brother.
The Brother Printer Status Monitor is a utility that displays printer status and ink levels. BrMfcWnd.exe is a process that is associated with the Brother Printer Status Monitor. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Brother Printer Status Monitor is a system tray utility for the Windows platform that provides configuration for installed printers manufactured by Brother Industries. The program mainly displays ink levels and printer status, that is, whether it is online or offline. 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.

BrMfcWnd stands for Brother Multi-function Status Window

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 Application or Brother Status Monitor Application or Brother Status Monitor MFC Application or Status Monitor (Main)

belongs to software Brother Status Monitor Application or Status Monitor Application or Status Monitor or Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340

by Brother Industries (

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 10/8/7/XP are 1,159,168 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,163,264 bytes and 10 more variants. 
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). The program is not visible. BrMfcWnd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to uninstall the software Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-7340 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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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.


User Comments

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

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Summary: Average user rating of BrMfcWnd.exe: based on 6 votes with 9 user comments. 4 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 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 BrMfcWnd.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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