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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 2.13% 4.26% 63.83% 12.77% 2.13% 8.51%
6.02.005 6.38%

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Bluetooth Vista Suite


Bluetooth Vista 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is BtvStack.exe. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 51.91 MB (54,430,915 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista . While about 35% of users of Bluetooth Vista Suite come from Italy, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
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: 51.91 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bluetooth Vista Suite

Program executable:BtvStack.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe
Additional files:
  • athcfg20res.dll - Atheros Configuration API Res Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI RES DLL)
  • athcfg20resU.dll
  • 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
  • BtFileStore.dll - Bluetooth File Store API.
  • BtFileStoreOpp.dll
  • BtObexFt.dll - Bluetooth OBEX API for File Xfer Profile.
  • BTOBEXOP.dll - Bluetooth OBEX Object Push Profile.
  • BtvAppExt.dll - Bluetooth-Anwendungserweiterung
  • BtvStack.exe - Bluetooth-Software (Bluetooth-Stack-Server)
  • CopyWorker.exe
  • FileTransfer.dll - FileTransfer Dynamic Link Library
  • FolderViewImpl.dll - ShellFolder Dynamic Link Library
  • fsquirt.exe - Bluetooth Opp Client
  • goep.dll - goep Dynamic Link Library
  • goep_bpp.dll - goep_bpp Dynamic Link Library
  • goep_single.dll - goep_single 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
  • ObjPush.dll - ObjPush Dynamic Link Library
  • OutLookLib.dll - Outlook Dynamic Link Library
  • phonebook.dll
  • RadioSupport.dll - RadioSupport Dynamic Link Library
  • RfcommLib.dll - RfcommLib Dynamic Link Library
  • SesMgr.dll
  • ShellContextExt.dll
  • SkypeAgent.dll - Handsfree Gateway VoIP Agent for Skype
  • Sync.dll - Sync Dynamic Link Library
  • UIlib.dll - UIlib Dynamic Link Library
  • Win7UI.exe - Bluetooth Main Application
  • athcfg20.dll - Atheros Configuration API Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI DLL)
  • athcfg20U.dll
  • BTAPI.dll - Atheros Bluetooth Suite (Bluetooth API Extension)
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • nktwab.dll - nktwab Module

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}.
2 Services
  • AdminService.exe runs as a service named 'AtherosSvc' (AtherosSvc) "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent".
  • 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.".
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:1.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042937274%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00313190%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116183%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.76 MB
Total CPU:0.0402540677%
Kernel CPU:0.02962092%
User CPU:0.01063315%
Memory:15.46 MB
Total CPU:0.0520716512%
Kernel CPU:0.03253528%
User CPU:0.01953637%

How do I remove Bluetooth Vista Suite?

You can uninstall Bluetooth Vista 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 Bluetooth Vista 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 Bluetooth Vista Suite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Bluetooth Vista Suite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 89%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 95.74%
Windows 7 4.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 78.72%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.51%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.38%
Windows 7 Professional 4.26%
Windows Vista Business 2.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.62% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 34.62%
  Germany 15.38%
  United States 13.46%
  France 7.69%
  Belgium 3.85%
  Sweden 3.85%
  Spain 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.85%
  Colombia 1.92%
  Finland 1.92%
  Mexico 1.92%
  Portugal 1.92%
  Luxembourg 1.92%
  Hungary 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.88%
Hewlett-Packard 20.93%
ASUS 11.63%
Toshiba 6.98%
Sony 6.98%
Packard Bell 4.65%
Samsung 2.33%
Sahara 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Dell 2.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 4.76%
Acer Navarro 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
Acer Aspire 5738 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.38%
Sony VGN-FZ18M 2.38%

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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