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Should I remove CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,237
United States Rank #6,745
Reach 0.0423%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.75 days
110.48 days >
Average installed length: 58.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.63.0 89.68%
1.0.29.0 0.60%
1.0.22.0 0.60%
1.0.15.0 9.13%

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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 96 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 67% of users of CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

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
  • csravrcp.sys - Csr Bluetooth Remote Control Driver
  • CsrBtAudioService.exe - CSR Bluetooth Audio Service
  • CsrBtAudioServicePS.dll - CSR Bluetooth Audio Service Proxy Stub
  • CSRBtAVRCPCtrl.exe - Csr Bluetooth Media Controller
  • CsrBthAudioHF.sys - CSR Bluetooth Hands-free Audio Device Driver
  • csrbthav.sys - Csr Bluetooth A2DP Driver
  • 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
  • csrbtport.sys - Csr Bluetooth Port Driver
  • 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
  • csrdunc.sys - Csr Bluetooth DUNC Driver
  • CSRFileTransferWizard.exe
  • CSRHarmonySkypePlugin.exe - HFP Skype Application
  • CsrHCRPServer.exe - Csr HCRP Server
  • csrhfgcc.sys - CSR Bluetooth HFG Call Control Driver
  • csrhidmini.sys - Csr Bluetooth HID Mini Driver
  • CsrOBEXErrorMessages.dll - Obex Error Messages
  • CsrOfficePlugin.dll - Csr Office Plugin
  • CsrOfficePluginPS.dll - Csr Office Plugin PS
  • csrserial.sys - Csr Bluetooth Serial Port Driver
  • csrsyncdll.dll - csr sync library
  • csrusb.sys - Csr Bluetooth USB Driver
  • 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
  • CsrSecCoins.dll
  • CsrSyncMLServer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • CsrBtService.exe runs as a service named 'Servicio CSR Bluetooth' (CsrBtService) "Servicio CSR Bluetooth".
  • CsrBtAudioService.exe runs as a service named 'Servicio de Audio Bluetooth CSR' (CSRBtAudioService) "Servicio de Audio Bluetooth CSR".
  • BtSwitcherService.exe runs as a service named 'Servicio de Conmutador Bluetooth' (BtSwitcherService) "Permite a un dispositivo Bluetooth cambiar de modo de inicio a modo Bluetooth HCI.".
  • CsrBtOBEXService.exe runs as a service named 'CSR OBEX Service' (CsrBtOBEXService) "Bluetooth OBEX Profile Service".
8 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.
  • CsrSyncMLServer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CsrSyncMLServer' which loads as C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\CsrSyncMLServer.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.
  • Plus 2 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HarmonyUserStartup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CSR\CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack\HarmonyUserStartup.exe'.

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) 63%
Win Vista 0%
 
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 65.35%
Windows 8 30.10%
Windows XP 2.38%
Windows Vista 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.97%
Windows 8.1 10.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.57%
  United Kingdom 9.25%
  Australia 4.63%
  Canada 4.63%
  Germany 1.64%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Singapore 0.60%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Israel 0.60%
  Hong Kong 0.45%
  Chile 0.45%
  Thailand 0.45%
  Finland 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.01%
Acer 18.43%
Dell 16.72%
ASUS 9.90%
Toshiba 9.56%
Lenovo 8.87%
GIGABYTE 5.46%
Intel 0.68%
MSI 0.68%
Samsung 0.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.79%
LENOVO 20080 4.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.63%
LENOVO 20079 2.63%

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