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What is BrstsWnd.exe?

BrstsWnd.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if BrstsWnd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

BrstsWnd.exe file information

The process known as brstswnd belongs to software brother brstswnd by brother (www.brother.com).

Description: BrstsWnd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file BrstsWnd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 864,256 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 679,936 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/brstswnd.exe.html 
BrstsWnd.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. BrstsWnd.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with Brownie come up, you could also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs ).

Recommended: Identify BrstsWnd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BrstsWnd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BrstsWnd.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

Brother Status Window, Process spawned by Printer Driver (Laser Printer, etc)
brstswnd is installed with the brother printer
  Cathy McInnis  
Brother Status Monitor. Commandline: "BrStsWnd.exe [name of your Brother printer]". Sets up an icon in your System Tray with options and menus.
  Peter Liang  
Caused by Brother Status Monitor loading at Windows Start Up. Preventing it from loading at start up eliminates the error.
  Ed Greenfield  
I found the error occured when the Brother status monitor tried to load into the sys tray. I resolved the problem by not allowing it load the status monitor at Win XP start up.
  Ed Greenfield  
Zone Alarm reports: "Brstswind.exe is trying to inject code into explorer.exe"
  Bob Kew  
it is a Brother printer driver
Brother Printer Status Monitor
brstswnd is a status screen for the Brother HL-2030 series. This application is harmless, only when you have installed printer drivers from Brother, or using a Brother printer in your network where you have installed the drivers for. But actually, brstswnd is not needed for any Brother printer to print records. It only shows you the status. So therefore, it may be deleted from the computer.
  Ash [www.asbak.be]   (further information)
Appears immediately on any box that has an installed HL-2040 or 2140 Brother printer.- probably others too.
I just bought and installed a Brother printer. Receive a "brstswnd" error message when booting the computer and the printer is turned off. Message does not appear when printer is on when booting up. Didn't have the problem before so believe it must be associated with the new printer being turned off.
Installed with brother printer software (printer status monitoring which can be deslected during install of software)
changed cpu 2gh to 2.4gh
Brother printer driver
Brother Printer Status Monitor
Installs in C:\Program Files\Brownie and C:\Program Files\Brother \Drive Deployment Wizard\Brownie. If on C:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder it may be malware cloaked as the Brother printer driver
shotdown error
Not needed at Startup
Brother Status Monitor, can be ignored and disabled without uninstalling.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of BrstsWnd.exe: based on 17 votes with 19 user comments.
5 users think BrstsWnd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks BrstsWnd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade BrstsWnd.exe ("not sure about it").

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