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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #790
United States Rank #984
Reach 1.0103%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.10 days
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Average installed length: 203.06 days

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REALTEK Bluetooth Driver

What is REALTEK Bluetooth Driver?

This software package contains the required software and driver to connect the Realtek device to the PC.

Overview

REALTEK Bluetooth Driver is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most used version is 3.816.818.061114, with over 17% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 113 files and is usually about 40.96 MB (42,948,213 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of REALTEK Bluetooth Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK\PCIE Wireless LAN
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9D3D8C60-A5EF-4123-B2B9-172095903AB}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 40.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Bluetooth Driver

  • Rtlihvs.dll - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • a2dp_sink_dlg.exe - Realtek Bluetooth Software (bluetooth a2dp sink player)
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application (SetVistaDrv64 Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application (SetVistaDrv Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • AvrcpCtrlr.dll - Bluetooth Software (Realtek Bluetooth Avrcp Controller DLL)
  • AvrcpIo32.dll - Realtek Bluetooth AVRCP Control DLL
  • AvrcpIo64.dll
  • AvrcpService.exe - Realtek Bluetooth AVRCP Service
  • BPPClient.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BppClient.exe
  • BtSendTo.exe - Realtek Bluetooth Send File Application
  • BTServer.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BTServer Application
  • ControlUI.exe - Realtek Bluetooth ControlUI Application
  • DevMenuExt.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Device Menu DLL
  • DllMonoCtrl.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Mono Control DLL.
  • Dun.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Dun.dll
  • FtpShellExt.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Ftp Shell Namespace Extension DLL
  • gap.dll - Realtek Bluetooth GapExport DLL
  • gatt_api.dll - Realtek Bluetooth gatt_api DLL
  • GattExport.dll - Realtek Bluetooth GattExport DLL
  • IEProxy.exe - Realtek Bluetooth IEProxy Application
  • LeControlUI.exe - Realtek Bluetooth LeControlUI Application
  • LeDll.dll - Realtek Bluetooth LeDll DLL
  • LeIoctlExport.dll - Realtek Bluetooth LeIoctlExport DLL
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • RTLWVern.dll - Realtek Version Control DLL for HP (Realtek Version Control DLL for HP (8188EE.8723BE.13.0128))
  • install.exe - Install Application (Install MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • DevMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BtSendToMenuEx' with a class of {CF24E6B8-F148-4BCB-9108-ADF313966E80}.
Service
  • AvrcpService.exe runs as a service named 'AvrcpService' (AvrcpService) "REALTEK Bluetooth Audio Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BTServer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BtServer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\REALTEK\Realtek Bluetooth\BTServer.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

BTServer.exe
Memory:2.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015898711%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00080202%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00078785%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:290,983
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:28 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove REALTEK Bluetooth Driver?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK Bluetooth Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall REALTEK Bluetooth Driver 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 REALTEK Bluetooth Driver, 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 REALTEK Bluetooth Driver.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#790

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 93.35%
Windows 7 6.59%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 46.66%
Windows 10 Home 17.32%
Windows 8.1 Connected 13.01%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.75%
Windows 7 Professional 3.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.48%
  United Kingdom 9.11%
  Germany 5.57%
  Italy 4.82%
  France 4.76%
  Canada 3.43%
  India 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Sweden 1.71%
  Spain 1.59%
  Brazil 1.58%
  DK 1.56%
  Australia 1.49%
  Mexico 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.28%
Hewlett-Packard 36.29%
ASUS 4.78%
Acer 3.81%
Medion 3.15%
MSI 1.68%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 9.41%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 8.46%
LENOVO 20351 7.65%
LENOVO 20354 5.30%
LENOVO 80G0 5.22%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 4.67%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com

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