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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,402
United States Rank #12,052
Reach 0.1204%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.53 days
399.21 days >
Average installed length: 209.75 days


VersionDistribution 4.17% 0.13% 5.06% 0.17% 1.14% 1.31% 1.10% 0.04% 0.17% 0.42% 0.17% 0.97% 0.08% 1.22% 6.49% 2.07% 3.33% 0.21% 0.13% 0.55% 9.70% 0.25% 0.67% 5.27% 0.08% 10.46% 8.09% 9.27% 1.77% 1.94% 0.13% 4.93% 1.52% 3.75% 0.04% 0.25% 0.04% 6.87% 0.04% 0.04% 0.55% 1.48% 0.04% 0.04% 0.46% 0.30% 0.89% 0.93%
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6.04.001 0.34% 0.04%
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Bluetooth Win7 Suite

What is Bluetooth Win7 Suite?  (from Atheros Communications)

Bluetooth Win7 Suite is a PC-based software package that provides the upper-layer Bluetooth stack functionality in support of the Atheros Bluetooth solution. Bluetooth Win7 Suite requires a Bluetooth device to be connected via USB to the PC for proper operation. Bluetooth Win7 Suite, through its simple Graphical User I...  Read more


Bluetooth Win7 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 programs's main executable is AdminService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.94 MB of memory. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 14.95 MB (15,680,239 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 11% of users of Bluetooth Win7 Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

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: 14.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bluetooth Win7 Suite

Program executable:AdminService.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
AdminService Application
Signed by:Atheros Communications Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
AdminService Application is the Bluetooth Software engine 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
  • BtvStack.exe - Oprogramowanie Bluetooth (Bluetooth Stack Server)
  • 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 - Bluetooth AVRCP Panel
  • BPP.dll - BPP Dynamic Link Library
  • BtathVdpSink.exe
  • BtathVdpSrc.exe
  • btbip.dll - BasicImage Dynamic Link Library
  • BtCommonRes.dll - BtCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • BtContextMenu.dll - Bluetooth Context Menu
  • 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 Application Extension
  • CopyWorker.exe
  • FileTransfer.dll - FileTransfer Dynamic Link Library
  • FolderViewImpl.dll - ShellFolder Dynamic Link Library
  • fsquirt.exe - Bluetooth Opp Client
  • GattI.dll - Bluetooth 4.0 COM interface SDK
  • gatts.dll - GATT Server Dynamic Link Library
  • 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 - ShellContextExt Module
  • 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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AVRemoteControl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A38E9976-4AD5-4E5C-B5F6-6258526B13E9}' (runs on registration).
  • AthBtTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F14CF0DF-0FB2-4F4E-A940-1574C88C0E38}' (runs on registration).
  • AdminTools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E708C554-3CFB-4863-94D0-60B2D162A1A4}' (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:1.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000396977%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002841%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001129%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,180
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:27 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:15.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0063045451%
Kernel CPU:0.00494845%
User CPU:0.00135609%
CPU cycles/sec:48,561
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:3.72 MB
Total CPU:0.0004453198%
Kernel CPU:0.00023812%
User CPU:0.00020720%
CPU cycles/sec:6,872
I/O reads/min:82 Bytes

How do I remove Bluetooth Win7 Suite?

You can uninstall Bluetooth Win7 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 Win7 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 Win7 Suite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Bluetooth Win7 Suite you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
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 95.74%
Windows 10 4.17%
Windows XP 0.04%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.16%
Windows 7 Starter 20.90%
Windows 7 Professional 15.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.51%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.17%
Windows 10 Home 2.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

10.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 10.63%
  Brazil 7.74%
  Italy 5.82%
  Germany 5.38%
  MA 5.30%
  India 5.21%
  Iran 4.64%
  Indonesia 3.67%
  France 3.18%
  Philippines 2.89%
  DZ 2.61%
  United Kingdom 2.48%
  Malaysia 2.08%
  Thailand 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 42.24%
Hewlett-Packard 31.17%
Samsung 9.08%
ASUS 6.10%
Dell 6.01%
Sony 2.18%
Lenovo 1.84%
MSI 0.38%
Toshiba 0.28%
Common models
HP 630 Notebook PC 9.90%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 8.81%
HP ProBook 4530s 6.75%
HP 430 Notebook PC 3.43%
acer ICONIA Tab W500 3.09%
Acer AOD255 3.03%

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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