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Should I remove CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,664
United States Rank #13,113
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Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.63.0 75.44%
1.0.29.0 1.75%
1.0.22.0 3.51%
1.0.15.0 19.30%

CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack

What is CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack?  (from Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited)

CSR Harmony-enabled wireless platform provides a wireless solution that enables the user to easily and intelligently manage their ever-growing collection of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS devices through their PC. CSR Harmony provides a premium audio experience, supporting wide-band mono audio and also the new apt-X lossless...  Read more

Overview

CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack is a software program developed by Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited. The most common release is 2.1.63.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 37.61 MB (39,438,238 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 68% of users of CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.csr.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2262E3CF-26F1-4FAA-9066-7D727D9E7283}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 37.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack

  • BLEtokenCredentialProvider.dll - Harmony (Bluetooth token credential provider Application)
  • BthAddDeviceApp.dll - Bluetooth Add Device Application
  • BTSendToClass.dll - Bluetooth Send To Class
  • BtSwitcherService.exe - BtSwitcherService
  • CsrAudioguiCtrl.exe - CSR Headset Control
  • CsrAudioProxy.dll - Csr Bluetooth Audio Proxy
  • CsrAudioProxyPS.dll - Csr Audio Proxy PS
  • CsrBtAudioService.exe - CSR Bluetooth Audio Service
  • CsrBtAudioServicePS.dll - CSR Bluetooth Audio Service Proxy Stub
  • CSRBtAVRCPCtrl.exe - Csr Bluetooth Media Controller
  • CsrBtOBEXProxy.dll - Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard
  • CsrBtOBEXProxyPS.dll - Csr Bluetooth OBEX Proxy Stub
  • CsrBtOBEXService.exe - Bluetooth OBEX Service
  • CsrBtOBEXServicePS.dll - Csr Bluetooth OBEX Service Proxy Stub
  • CsrBtOutlookAddin.dll - CSR Bluetooth Outlook Addin
  • CsrBtOutlookSyncAddin.dll - Outlook Sync Addin
  • CsrBtProxy.dll - Csr Bluetooth Proxy
  • CsrBtProxyPS.dll - Csr Bluetooth Proxy PS
  • CsrBtService.exe - Csr Bluetooth Service
  • CsrBtServicePS.dll - Csr Bluetooth Service Proxy Stub
  • CSRBtShellExt.dll - Bluetooth Client Extension
  • CSRBtShellExtPS.dll - Bluetooth Client Extension Proxy Stub
  • CSRBtStartApp.exe - Csr Bluetooth Start Application
  • CsrCplHelper.exe - Bluetooth control Panel helper
  • CsrDevPropertyDlg.dll - Csr Bluetooth Property Sheet
  • CsrDevPropertyDlgPS.dll - Bluetooth Device Property Sheet Proxy Stub
  • CSRFileTransferWizard.exe
  • CSRHarmonySkypePlugin.exe - HFP Skype Application
  • CsrHCRPServer.exe - Csr HCRP Server
  • CsrOBEXErrorMessages.dll - Obex Error Messages
  • CsrOfficePlugin.dll - Csr Office Plugin
  • CsrOfficePluginPS.dll - Csr Office Plugin PS
  • csrsyncdll.dll - csr sync library
  • CsrUSbCustAction.dll - Csr Bluetooth USB Custom Action
  • CsrWmpBthPlugin.dll - Bluetooth Meadia Plugin Dll
  • HarmonyHFPSkypePlugin.exe
  • HarmonyUserStartup.exe - Csr Harmony User Startup Application
  • HookDll.dll - HookDll
  • IconResource.dll - Csr Icon Resource Library
  • ImageTranscoder.exe - Image Transcoder
  • TrayApplication.exe - Csr Bluetooth TrayApplication
  • TrayApplicationPS.dll - Csr Bluetooth Tray Application Proxy Stub
  • vksts.exe - Csr Bluetooth OSD Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • CsrBtService.exe runs as a service named 'CSR Bluetooth Service' (CsrBtService) "CSR Bluetooth Service".
  • CsrBtOBEXService.exe runs as a service named 'CSR OBEX Service' (CsrBtOBEXService) "Bluetooth OBEX Profile Service".
  • CsrBtAudioService.exe runs as a service named 'CSR Bluetooth Audio Service' (CSRBtAudioService) "CSR Bluetooth Audio Service".
  • BtSwitcherService.exe runs as a service named 'CSR Bluetooth Switcher Service' (BtSwitcherService) "Allows a Bluetooth device to switch from boot mode to Bluetooth HCI mode.".
7 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vksts.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vksts' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\vksts.exe.
  • TrayApplication.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TrayApplication' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\TrayApplication.exe.
  • HarmonyUserStartup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HarmonyUserStartup' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\HarmonyUserStartup.exe.
  • HarmonyHFPSkypePlugin.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HarmonyHFPSkypePlugin' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\HarmonyHFPSkypePlugin.exe.
  • CsrHCRPServer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CsrHCRPServer' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\CsrHCRPServer.exe.
  • CsrAudioguiCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CsrAudioguiCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\CsrAudioguiCtrl.exe.
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How do I remove CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack?

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Or, you can uninstall CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.91%
Windows 8 31.58%
Windows Vista 1.75%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.56%
Windows 7 Professional 12.28%
Windows 8 10.53%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.02%
Windows 8 Pro 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.18%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Austria 3.03%
  Germany 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  Hong Kong 1.52%
  Slovenia 1.52%
  Singapore 1.52%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Finland 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  India 1.52%
  Mexico 1.52%
  Romania 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Lenovo 21.43%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
GIGABYTE 9.52%
Toshiba 9.52%
Alienware 4.76%
ASUS 2.38%
Intel 2.38%
Common models
LENOVO 20079 6.67%
LENOVO 20080 6.67%
LENOVO 20081 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
HP Pavilion m7 Notebook P... 4.44%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.22%

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