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Should I remove Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,099
United States Rank #1,791
Reach 0.6310%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.72 days
375.23 days >
Average installed length: 197.15 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 3.10% 1.61% 0.23% 0.99% 0.84% 1.73% 4.71% 4.58% 14.80% 11.57% 12.25% 11.21% 0.26% 12.79% 1.85% 3.74% 4.23% 0.92% 8.57%

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Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64

What is Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64?

Atheros Bluetooth Suite (64-bit version) is the Bluetooth Software module for Atheros Commnucations line of Bluetool products. Atheros provides its own Bluetooth stack for easy portability and also supports standard Bluetooth stacks.

About  (from Atheros Communications)

It’s a great way to sync and share files, photos, music, games and videos at the speed of Wi-Fi, but with the ease of Bluetooth. It’s also a great way to extend and enhance the usability of small mobile devices by connecting to external headsets, keyboards, mice and printers. Such efficient, very low-power connectivity...  Read more


The most common release is, 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. 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. 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 primary executable is named BtvAppExt.dll. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 69.2 MB (72,566,389 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{230D1595-57DA-4933-8C4E-375797EBB7E1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 69.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64

Program module:BtvAppExt.dll
Name:Bluetooth Software
Extensão da Aplicação Bluetooth
Signed by:Atheros Communications Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvAppExt.dll
Extensão da Aplicação Bluetooth is a Bluetooth Software module for Atheros Commnucations line of Bluetool products. Atheros provides its own Bluetooth stack for easy portability and also supports standard Bluetooth stacks.
Additional files:
  • 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 - Oprogramowanie Bluetooth (Bluetooth Stack Server)
  • 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
  • mpst.dll - mpst
  • MSMPlugin.dll - msmplugin
  • nktwab.dll - nktwab Module
  • 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 (Boot/Login)
  • AthBtTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
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 (User Run)
  • BtvStack.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AtherosBtStack' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe".
  • AthBtTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AthBtTray' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe".
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

Memory:13.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0242102673%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01921728%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00499299%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:68,694
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0004035792%
Kernel CPU:0.00013285%
User CPU:0.00027073%
CPU cycles/sec:10,815
Memory:2.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0000552681%
Kernel CPU:0.00004201%
User CPU:0.00001325%
CPU cycles/sec:576
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64?

You can uninstall Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 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 (64), 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 64.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.87%
Windows 10 8.08%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.59%
Windows 10 Home 6.34%
Windows 10 Pro 1.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.40%
  United Kingdom 5.96%
  Germany 5.75%
  Canada 3.74%
  France 3.29%
  Italy 3.03%
  India 2.67%
  Australia 2.22%
  Sweden 1.93%
  Iran 1.86%
  Russia 1.82%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Indonesia 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.77%
Acer 25.13%
Sony 15.05%
Hewlett-Packard 13.10%
Samsung 11.49%
Lenovo 4.10%
Dell 1.33%
Alienware 0.79%
MSI 0.24%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 6.88%
ASUSTeK G75VW 5.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.22%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.78%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.51%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.38%

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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