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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #167
United States Rank #250
Reach 3.7132%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.18 days
447.67 days >
Average installed length: 235.22 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.0.1.750 0.01%
12.0.1.730 0.10%
12.0.1.720 0.08%
12.0.1.716 0.02%
12.0.1.690 0.05%
12.0.1.670 0.01%
12.0.1.650 0.00%
12.0.1.587 0.03%
12.0.1.550 0.01%
12.0.1.400 0.15%
12.0.1.240 0.14%
12.0.1.220 0.04%
12.0.1.200 0.02%
12.0.1.150 0.00%
12.0.0.9980 0.15%
12.0.0.9960 0.00%
12.0.0.9955 0.00%
12.0.0.9950 0.21%
12.0.0.9860 0.19%
12.0.0.9850 0.25%
12.0.0.9840 0.21%
12.0.0.9820 0.20%
12.0.0.9810 0.03%
12.0.0.9800 0.18%
12.0.0.9680 0.18%
12.0.0.9590 0.71%
12.0.0.9580 0.27%
12.0.0.9550 0.89%
12.0.0.9400 0.14%
12.0.0.9350 1.61%
12.0.0.9200 0.12%
12.0.0.9150 0.10%
12.0.0.9100 0.05%
12.0.0.9060 0.01%
12.0.0.8070 1.31%
12.0.0.8050 0.38%
12.0.0.8030 0.63%
12.0.0.8000 0.02%
12.0.0.7900 0.08%
12.0.0.7850 2.74%
12.0.0.7800 0.58%
12.0.0.7410 0.02%
12.0.0.7300 0.14%
12.0.0.7000 0.11%
12.0.0.6955 0.68%
12.0.0.6950 0.07%
12.0.0.6900 0.16%
12.0.0.6400 0.70%
12.0.0.6300 0.61%
12.0.0.6200 0.40%
12.0.0.6000 0.31%
177 versions

Typically installed together

Other programs by Broadcom

WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

What is WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

Bluetooth wireless technology is an international open standard for allowing intelligent devices to communicate with each other over short range wireless links. It allows any sort of electronic equipment - from computers and cell phones to keyboards and headphones - to make its own connections, without wires, cables or any direct action from a user.

Overview

The most common release is 12.0.0.7850, with over 30% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named AdminUtils.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 533.66 KB (546,465 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: Support.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{436E0B79-2CFB-4E5F-9380-E17C1B25D0C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 533.66 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Program executable:AdminUtils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\AdminUtils.exe
MD5:10d9bcf3b66c3a2e73f3c3cc8f62b83a
Additional files:
  • BTChooser.dll - Bluetooth Software (BTChooser DLL)
  • BtMmHook.dll - Multimedia Keys Hook DLL
  • btosif.dll - BTOSIF DLL
  • btosif_ol.dll - BTOSIF Outlook DLL
  • btrez.dll - btrez DLL
  • btsendto.dll - SendTo Dialog DLL
  • btsendto_office.dll - SendTo from Office DLL
  • btwapi.dll - WBTApi DLL
  • btdfu.dll - Bluetooth Software 6.0.1.3600
  • btdfu64.dll
  • btdfureschs.dll - Bluetooth DFU Resource Dll
  • btdfurescht.dll
  • btdfuresdan.dll
  • btdfuresdeu.dll
  • btdfuresesn.dll
  • btdfuresfin.dll
  • btdfuresfra.dll
  • btdfuresita.dll
  • btdfuresjpn.dll
  • btdfureskor.dll
  • btdfuresnld.dll
  • btdfuresnor.dll
  • btdfuresplk.dll
  • btdfuresptb.dll
  • btdfuresrus.dll
  • btdfuressve.dll
  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software 5.1.0.2400 (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard
  • setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe
  • btwdsdk.dll - WidcommSdk DLL
  • btwnamespaceext.dll - BtwNamespaceExt DLL
  • btwnelib.dll - BtwNeLib DLL
  • btwvdpcapfilter.dll - Bluetooth VDP DirectShow Filter
  • btwlyncintf.exe - BTWLyncIntf
  • smseditor.resources.dll - SMSEditor
  • btwuiext.resources.dll - BTWUIExt
  • btwuihid.resources.dll - BTWUIHid

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Gestisce l'installazione e la rimozione delle periferiche Bluetooth.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

btwdins.exe
Memory:2.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000885446%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002887%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005967%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,551
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.91%
Windows 8 24.23%
Windows Vista 1.73%
Windows XP 0.12%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.01%
Windows 7 Professional 13.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.54%
Windows 8.1 9.87%
Windows 10 Home 3.68%
Windows 7 Starter 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.26%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Germany 5.91%
  Canada 3.47%
  France 3.36%
  Italy 3.21%
  India 2.64%
  Australia 2.49%
  Iran 2.13%
  Brazil 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Sweden 1.34%
  Taiwan 1.31%
  Poland 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.06%
Acer 17.28%
Sony 16.05%
Samsung 12.11%
ASUS 11.49%
Hewlett-Packard 2.50%
Alienware 1.95%
Intel 0.90%
GIGABYTE 0.66%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 9.58%
ASUS All Series 3.40%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.91%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 2.66%
Dell Inspiron N7010 2.06%
Dell Inspiron N5050 1.94%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com

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