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Should I remove Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,891
United States Rank #9,857
Reach 0.0795%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.97 days
589.11 days >
Average installed length: 309.53 days


10.0 0.06%
9.0 99.94%

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Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program

What is Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?

This program contains the driver installation package for the Atheros Wireless LAN (WLAN) Controller and Bluetooth in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.


The most common release is 9.0, with over 98% 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 Ath_CoexAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 47.96 MB (50,288,162 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28006915-2739-4EBE-B5E8-49B25D32EB33}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 47.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program

Program executable:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • BTAPI.dll - Atheros Bluetooth Suite (Bluetooth API Extension)
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • AdminService.exe
  • AdminTools.exe
  • AthBtTray.exe
  • athcfg20.dll
  • athcfg20res.dll
  • athcfg20resU.dll
  • athcfg20U.dll
  • AthCopyHook.dll
  • AthCredentialProvider.dll
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll
  • athr_debug.dll
  • AudioConfig.exe
  • AVRemoteControl.exe
  • AWiCDiag.exe
  • BPP.dll
  • BtathVdpSink.exe
  • BtathVdpSrc.exe
  • BTBIP.dll
  • BtCommonRes.dll
  • BtContextMenu.dll
  • BtvAppExt.dll
  • BtvStack.exe
  • CopyWorker.exe
  • DiagAPI.dll
  • FileTransfer.dll
  • FolderViewImpl.dll
  • GattI.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011697493%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085262%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031713%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,617
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?

You can uninstall Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program 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 WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program, 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 WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.81%
Windows 10 9.13%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.30%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Windows 10 Home 5.31%
Windows 7 Starter 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.92%
  Germany 6.17%
  France 5.29%
  Canada 4.23%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  Australia 4.00%
  Iran 3.82%
  Italy 3.17%
  United Kingdom 2.88%
  Sweden 2.70%
  Taiwan 2.47%
  Russia 2.23%
  Malaysia 2.06%
  Singapore 1.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 74.71%
Dell 6.13%
Acer 4.60%
Medion 3.98%
Hewlett-Packard 3.68%
MSI 3.60%
Lenovo 1.30%
Sahara 0.69%
Sony 0.31%
Alienware 0.23%
Common models
ASUSTeK N73SV 17.33%
ASUSTeK N53SV 10.90%
ASUSTeK K53SV 4.69%
ASUSTeK U36JC 4.04%
Dell Inspiron 1090 3.25%

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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