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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,171
United States Rank #18,787
Reach 0.0591%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.86 days
143.23 days >
Average installed length: 75.26 days


VersionDistribution 1.46% 5.67% 0.09% 1.29% 1.03% 4.38% 6.09% 0.86% 10.21% 4.98% 23.00% 10.56% 0.26% 5.06% 3.18% 3.69% 11.67% 1.20% 5.32%

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Atheros Bluetooth Suite

What is Atheros Bluetooth Suite?  (from Atheros Communications)

Qualcomm Atheros’ Bluetooth portfolio includes a variety of standalone and combination solutions that were expressly designed for desktops and all-in-one computing platforms, including Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed products. Qualcomm Atheros’ Bluetooth solutions include the AR3011 and AR3012 sta...  Read more


Atheros Bluetooth Suite is a program developed by Atheros Communications. The most used version is, with over 98% 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 45 files and is usually about 37.86 MB (39,695,716 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 10% of users of Atheros Bluetooth Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com/computing/technology.php?nav1=44
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{101A497C-7EF6-4001-834D-E5FA1C70FEFA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 37.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros Bluetooth Suite

  • athcfg20res.dll - Atheros Configuration API Res Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI RES DLL)
  • athcfg20resU.dll
  • athcfg20.dll - Atheros Configuration API Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI DLL)
  • athcfg20U.dll
  • BtvStack.exe
  • BTAPI.dll - Atheros Bluetooth Suite (Bluetooth API Extension)
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • AdminService.exe - Bluetooth Software (AdminService Application)
  • AdminTools.exe - AdminTools Application
  • AthBtTray.exe - Bluetooth Tray
  • AthCopyHook.dll - AthCopyHook Dynamic Link Library
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll - Outlook Addin Module
  • athr_debug.dll - athr_deb Library
  • AudioConfig.exe - Bluetooth Audio Config
  • AVRemoteControl.exe
  • BPP.dll - BPP Dynamic Link Library
  • BtathVdpSink.exe
  • BtathVdpSrc.exe
  • btbip.dll - BasicImage Dynamic Link Library
  • BtCommonRes.dll
  • BtContextMenu.dll
  • BtvAppExt.dll
  • CopyWorker.exe
  • FileTransfer.dll - FileTransfer Dynamic Link Library
  • FolderViewImpl.dll
  • GattI.dll - Bluetooth 4.0 COM interface SDK
  • gatts.dll - GATT Server Dynamic Link Library
  • goep.dll - goep Dynamic Link Library
  • Handsfree.dll - Handsfree Dynamic Link Library
  • IEPlugIn.dll - Bluetooth IE PlugIn
  • Imaging.dll - Imaging Dynamic Link Library
  • kbhook.dll - kbhook Dynamic Link Library
  • L2capLib.dll - L2capLib Dynamic Link Library
  • LeSetting.exe
  • Atheros Outlook Addin 2010.dll - OutlookAddin42010
  • LaunchHelp.exe

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • BtvStack.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6FCF119-97A8-47C9-B633-DA4C2E5B92C0}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (ZAtheros 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)
  • 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".
  • 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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004035792%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013285%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027073%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,815
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0000168801%
Kernel CPU:0.00001273%
User CPU:0.00000415%
Memory:4.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0002491722%
Kernel CPU:0.00019934%
User CPU:0.00004983%

How do I remove Atheros Bluetooth Suite?

You can uninstall Atheros Bluetooth Suite 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Atheros Bluetooth Suite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Atheros Bluetooth Suite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Atheros Bluetooth Suite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 96.57%
Windows 10 3.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 53.53%
Windows 7 Professional 17.38%
Windows 7 Starter 14.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.92%
Windows 10 Pro 2.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 9.77%
  India 9.61%
  Indonesia 6.18%
  MA 4.59%
  DZ 3.93%
  IQ 3.76%
  Iran 3.76%
  France 3.59%
  Egypt 2.92%
  United Kingdom 2.59%
  TN 2.17%
  Vietnam 2.09%
  Malaysia 2.09%
  Romania 2.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.27%
Acer 24.00%
Samsung 19.82%
ASUS 12.55%
Lenovo 7.00%
Dell 6.45%
MSI 0.82%
Sony 0.73%
Toshiba 0.36%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 15.08%
HP Mini 110-4100 4.62%
HP Mini 210-4000 4.32%
Acer Aspire E1-531 3.32%
LENOVO 20150 2.61%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.41%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com


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