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What does the BrStsWnd.exe file do?

The BrStsWnd.exe process is also known as brstswnd and is a part of brother brstswnd. This software is produced by brother (www.brother.com). An obsolete or defective version of BrStsWnd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about BrStsWnd.exe brstswnd

BrStsWnd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file BrStsWnd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,618,104 bytes (45% of all these files), 815,104 bytes, 880,640 bytes, 679,936 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,086,776 bytes.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This BrStsWnd.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). BrStsWnd.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. BrStsWnd.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves BrStsWnd.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about BrStsWnd?

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

Summary: 5 users judge BrStsWnd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted BrStsWnd.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall brother brstswnd

To remove brstswnd from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate brother brstswnd in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if BrStsWnd.exe (brstswnd) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of brstswnd. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for brstswnd or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or BrStsWnd.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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