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08-30-2011 08:49 AM
i cannot reinstall my adobe flash player. i get a message to close following programs, internet explorer and brccmctl. i closed intern. exp. but i dont know what brccmctl is. please help. thn u
08-30-2011 09:12 AM - edited 08-30-2011 09:15 AM
sunnyskoolof13 wrote: i cannot reinstall my adobe flash player. i get a message to close following programs, internet explorer and brccmctl. i closed intern. exp. but i dont know what brccmctl is. please help. thn u
Hello sunnyskoolof13, Below is some information on the brccmctl file you list. You must have a Brother printer of other Brother device.
brccmctl.exe is a process from Brother Industries, Ltd.. It can be found in the location of C:\Program Files\brother\controlcenter3.
brccmctl.exe is a potential security risk which can be modified maliciously by spyware.
brccmctl.exe should be disabled and removed, if it was attacked and brought you brccmctl.exe error.
Just go to the Control Panel, Programs and Features, ( if using Windows 7) If using Windows XP, go to Control Panel, Add and Remove Programs, and locate and remove this application.
If your Brother Device stops working, you may need to reinstall the application.
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09-12-2012 05:55 PM
I am unable to download the adobe flash player. The error message tells me to close brccmctl. The task manager advises me that this program is closed, but when I attempt to try to install the flash player again, it gives me the same message.
09-14-2012 06:45 AM
You can try a few things
1. Check startup to see if the program launches on startup. If it does uncheck it. Reboot. Attempt to install Adobe again.
2. If it isn't or if the above fails try to install via safe mode. Boot into safe mode. Attempt to install Adobe.
3. If it doesn't work then uninstall the software completely and attempt to install Adobe flash.
To get into the startup folder
1. Click start
2. Type MSCONFIG
3. Navigate to startup tab
4. Look for the application brccmctl and uncheck it to tell the program to not launch on startup. Be sure to recheck this if it solves the issue and you need the program to start when the computer starts after you are done.
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03-19-2013 12:09 PM
I understand Adobe Flash will not update due to brccmctl.
Have you tried HardBeatZ's suggestions to locate the program? The program that brccmctl refers to is ControlCenter3 which is printing software for Brother's printers.
By chance, do you use a Brother printer? If so, you can ensure that any brother process is ended in the task manager (right-click the task bar to get task manager).
The simplest option may be to temporarily disable the startup programs to update Adobe and then re-enable the startup prorams. This can be done by going to start, searching for msconfig, opening this result, and unchecking the startup items. Once Adobe is installed, go back to msconfig to enable the startup programs.
Let me know what happens.