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Atheros_7.0.2.13_patch2_64 is a program developed by Atheros Communications. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.25 MB (1,309,191 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 13% of users of Atheros__patch2_64 come from Germany, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros_7.0.2.13_patch2_64\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Atheros_7.0.2.13_patch2_64\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros_7.0.2.13_patch2_64

  • AthBtTray.exe - Bluetooth Software (Bluetooth Tray)
  • btbip.dll - BasicImage Dynamic Link Library
  • L2capLib.dll - L2capLib Dynamic Link Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (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".

How do I remove Atheros__patch2_64?

You can uninstall Atheros__patch2_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_7.0.2.13_patch2_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__patch2_64.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.31%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 89.06%
Windows 10 Home 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.04% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.04%
  Canada 10.14%
  United Kingdom 10.14%
  Malaysia 8.70%
  Belgium 7.25%
  United States 7.25%
  Sweden 5.80%
  France 4.35%
  Netherlands 4.35%
  Czech Republic 4.35%
  IQ 2.90%
  Japan 2.90%
  Taiwan 1.45%
  Norway 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.41%
Hewlett-Packard 1.59%
Common models
Acer Aspire 8943G 21.88%
Acer Aspire 7745G 17.19%
Acer Aspire 5943G 10.94%
Acer Aspire 4741 9.38%
Acer Aspire 3820 9.38%
Acer Aspire 4820T 4.69%

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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