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Should I remove Dell Bluetooth Installation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,203
United States Rank #6,649
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VersionDistribution
9.0 100.00%

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Dell Bluetooth Installation

Overview

Dell Bluetooth Installation is a program developed by Dell. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is Ath_CoexAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.86 MB of memory. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 44.8 MB (46,980,809 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Dell Bluetooth Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28006915-2739-4EBE-B5E8-49B25D32EB33}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 44.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Bluetooth Installation

Program executable:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
MD5:833095b04ec9fb2a9e6f7c1f8d45058d
Additional files:
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • AdminService.exe (by Atheros Commnucations) - Bluetooth Software (AdminService Application)
  • AdminTools.exe (by Atheros Commnucations) - AdminTools Application
  • AthBtTray.exe - Bluetooth Tray
  • AthCopyHook.dll - AthCopyHook Dynamic Link Library
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll - Outlook Addin Module
  • AudioConfig.exe - Bluetooth Audio Config
  • AVRemoteControl.exe - Bluetooth AVRCP Panel
  • BPP.dll - BPP Dynamic Link Library
  • BTBIP.dll - BasicImage Dynamic Link Library
  • BtCommonRes.dll - BtCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • BtContextMenu.dll - Bluetooth Context Menu
  • BtFileStore.dll - Bluetooth File Store API.
  • BtFileStoreOpp.dll
  • BtObexFt.dll - Bluetooth OBEX API for File Xfer Profile.
  • BTOBEXOP.dll - Bluetooth OBEX Object Push Profile.
  • BtvAppExt.dll - Bluetooth Application Extension
  • BtvStack.exe - Bluetooth Stack Server
  • FileTransfer.dll - FileTransfer Dynamic Link Library
  • FolderViewImpl.dll - ShellFolder Dynamic Link Library
  • fsquirt.exe - Bluetooth Opp Client
  • goep.dll - goep Dynamic Link Library
  • goep_bpp.dll - goep_bpp Dynamic Link Library
  • goep_single.dll - goep_single Dynamic Link Library
  • Handsfree.dll - Handsfree Dynamic Link Library
  • Imaging.dll - Imaging Dynamic Link Library
  • L2capLib.dll - L2capLib Dynamic Link Library
  • mpst.dll - mpst
  • MSMPlugin.dll - msmplugin
  • nktwab.dll (by Atheros) - nktwab Module
  • ObjPush.dll - ObjPush Dynamic Link Library
  • OutLookLib.dll - Outlook Dynamic Link Library
  • RadioSupport.dll - RadioSupport Dynamic Link Library
  • athcfg20.dll - Atheros Configuration API Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI DLL)
  • athcfg20res.dll (by Atheros Communications) - Atheros Configuration API Res Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI RES DLL)
  • athcfg20resU.dll (by Atheros Communications)
  • athcfg20U.dll
  • BTAPI.dll - Atheros Bluetooth Suite (Bluetooth API Extension)
  • btatherosInstall.exe
  • bthci.dll (by Microsoft) - Bluetooth Class Installer
  • IEPlugIn.dll - Bluetooth IE PlugIn
  • msado15.dll (by Microsoft) - ActiveX Data Objects
  • RfcommLib.dll - RfcommLib Dynamic Link Library
  • ShellContextExt.dll - ShellContextExt Module
  • SkypeAgent.dll - Handsfree Gateway VoIP Agent for Skype
  • Sync.dll - Sync Dynamic Link Library
  • UIlib.dll - UIlib Dynamic Link Library
  • Win7UI.exe - Bluetooth Main Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BtvAppExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Atheros' with a class of {B8952421-0E55-400B-94A6-FA858FC0A39F}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEPlugIn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CIESpeechBHO Class' with the class of {8D10F6C4-0E01-4BD4-8601-11AC1FDF8126} (IESpeakDoc).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • IEPlugIn.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {7815BE26-237D-41A8-A98F-F7BD75F71086}.
2 Services
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".
  • AdminService.exe runs as a service named 'AtherosSvc' (AtherosSvc) "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BtvStack.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AtherosBtStack' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe".
  • AthBtTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AthBtTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Memory:1.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000257117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001733%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000838%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,268
8,062,084 average
AdminService.exe
Memory:2.02 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000840%
CPU cycles/sec:2,103
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes

How do I remove Dell Bluetooth Installation?

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Or, you can uninstall Dell Bluetooth Installation 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 Dell Bluetooth Installation, 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 Dell Bluetooth Installation.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 95%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.97%
Windows 8 4.34%
Windows XP 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 26.83%
Windows 7 Professional 8.01%
Windows 10 Home 3.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.42%
  Brazil 23.22%
  India 3.87%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Canada 1.00%
  United Kingdom 1.00%
  Japan 0.75%
  Australia 0.62%
  Romania 0.37%
  Germany 0.37%
  TT 0.25%
  France 0.25%
  Argentina 0.25%
  Israel 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.82%
Intel 0.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2320 53.68%
Dell Inspiron N4050 24.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 8.95%
Dell Vostro 3550 4.39%
Dell Vostro 360 2.98%
Dell Vostro 1015 2.63%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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