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Should I remove Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,787
United States Rank #14,586
Reach 0.0096%


7.90.02 0.87%
7.90.01 0.87%
7.73.01 21.74%
7.71.01 1.74%
7.58.01 74.78%

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Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2

What is Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2?

Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2 (BACS2) is an integrated utility that provides useful information about each network adapter that is installed in your server. BACS2 also enables you to perform detailed tests, diagnostics, and analyses on each adapter, as well as to view and modify property values and view traffic statistics for each adapter.

About  (from Broadcom)

Broadcom Advanced Server Program (BASP), which runs within Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2, is used to configure teams for load balancing, fault tolerance, and virtual local area networks (VLANs). BASP functionality is available only on servers that use at least one Broadcom Ethernet network adapter.


The most common release is 7.58.01, 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. The primary executable is named BACS.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 2.28 MB (2,391,912 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{2E086814-7392-4E0F-ADB8-54A81E47406C} /l1033
Estimated size: 2.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2

Program executable:BACS.exe
Name:Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BACS.exe
Additional files:
  • cabw32.dll - Cable Management Library for Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NIC Application (cabw32)
  • BMAPI.dll - Broadcom Management Application Programming Interface
  • BACScli.exe - Broadcom BACS Command Line Interface Utility
  • BACS.exe - Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2
  • BACSCHSRes.dll
  • BACSCHTRes.dll
  • BACSDANRes.dll
  • BACSENURes.dll
  • BACSESPRes.dll
  • BACSFINRes.dll
  • BACSFRARes.dll
  • BACSITARes.dll
  • BACSJPNRes.dll
  • BACSNLDRes.dll
  • BACSNORRes.dll
  • BACSPTBRes.dll
  • BACSSVERes.dll
  • BACSTHARes.dll - BACS 2 Resource-Only Dll
  • BASFND.sys - Broadcom NetDetect Driver (Broadcom NetDetect Driver.)
  • BacsTray.exe - BacsTray Application
  • FAD.sys - Frame Access Driver
  • FADXP32.sys

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BacsTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'bacstray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\bacstray.exe.

How do I remove Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2 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 Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2, 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 Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2.

Win XP 92%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 93.91%
Windows 7 6.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.75%
Windows 7 Professional 1.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.88%
  Germany 3.75%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Sweden 2.50%
  Spain 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Canada 2.50%
  Belgium 1.88%
  India 1.25%
  Chile 0.63%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Latvia 0.63%
  France 0.63%
  Switzerland 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 95.61%
Sahara 1.75%
Hewlett-Packard 0.88%
Intel 0.88%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 31.73%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 25.00%
Dell Latitude D610 13.46%
Dell Dimension XPS ... 6.73%
Dell Latitude D810 2.88%

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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