What is BrPar?

The genuine BrPar.sys file is a software component of Brother Parallel Class Driver by Brother Industries.
This is a vital component of the Brother Parallel Class Driver created by Brother Industries. It is compatible with most versions of Windows operating systems. Brpar.sys must be stored and remain active in the background of the computer.

BrPar stands for Brother Parallel class Driver

BrPar.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if BrPar.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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BrPar.sys file information

The process known as Brother Parallel class Driver (version 1.01) or BrPar belongs to software Brother Parallel Class Driver by Brother Industries (

Description: BrPar.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file BrPar.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 19,537 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The BrPar.sys file is not a Windows system file. BrPar.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify BrPar.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as BrPar.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the BrPar.sys 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 Printer Driver Part
Brpar.sys (WinNT/2K/XP) - This file is used for bi-directional communication when using the parallel interface. By uninstalling this option you will disable all parallel port bi-direction communication.
  Rob Stuart   (further information)
I believe BrPar was installed by me when I used a Brother parallel printer. I have removed the printer a long time ago but I was getting regular errors in my system log and it was contributing to my pc freezing. I have renamed BrPar instead of deleting it and I am now waiting to see if it has got rid of the problems.
It seems to be a driver installed when I installed my Brother 1440 printer. It is located in both the following directories: c:/brother\BRDriver and c:\windows\system32\drivers. It my be causing my XP-sp3 to lock up, it is the only error in the event log at the time the system freezes.
I have a Brother 1450 and could experience the same: The moment my system freezes, it is protocolled that this file caused an error. I try to reinstall it because until 2 weeks ago there was no problem at all...
remains of the brother printer driver (uninstalled printer, windows still shows message that brpar service failed to start, f*** brother)
  cucu bau  

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Summary: Average user rating of BrPar.sys: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think BrPar.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks BrPar.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving BrPar issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BrPar. 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 BrPar.sys 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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