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Should I remove Bluetooth by hp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,459
United States Rank #2,443
Reach 0.1185%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 53.99 days
583.48 days >
Average installed length: 306.58 days


VersionDistribution 1.20% 2.18% 66.60% 3.08% 6.38% 3.43% 17.13%

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Bluetooth by hp

What is Bluetooth by hp?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength radio transmissions in the ISM band from 2400–2480 MHz) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. Bluetooth uses a radio technology called frequency-hopping spread spectrum, which chops up the data being sent and transmits chunks of it on up to 79 bands (1 MHz each; centered from 2402 to 2480 MHz) in the range 2,400–2,483.5 MHz (allowing for guard bands).


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is BTStackServer.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 556.42 KB (569,777 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{436E0B79-2CFB-4E5F-9380-E17C1B25D0C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 556.42 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Bluetooth by hp

Program executable:BTStackServer.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth Stack COM Server
Path:C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTStackServer.exe
Bluetooth Stack COM Server for Broadcom's OEM distributed Bluetooth Windows software drivers. This module is installed as part of the OEMs driver updates.
Additional files:
  • BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe - Bluetooth Software (Bluetooth Headset Skype Proxy)
  • BtAudioHelper.dll - BtAudioHelper
  • BtBalloon.dll - Balloon Tooltip Routine DLL
  • BtMmHook.dll - Multimedia Keys Hook DLL
  • BTNCopy.dll - BTNCopy Module
  • btosif.dll - BTOSIF DLL
  • btosif_notes.dll - BTOSIF Notes DLL
  • btosif_ol.dll - BTOSIF Outlook DLL
  • btosif_olx.dll - BTOSIF Outlook Express DLL
  • btrez.dll - btrez DLL
  • BTStackServer.exe - Bluetooth Stack COM Server
  • BTTray.exe - Bluetooth Tray Application
  • Btwapi.dll - WBTApi DLL
  • BtwCP.dll - BtwCP DLL
  • AdminUtils.exe
  • bt2k_ins.dll
  • btbip.dll
  • BTChooser.dll
  • btdev.dll
  • btins.dll
  • btosif_wincal.dll
  • btsec.dll
  • btsendto.dll
  • btsendto_explorer.exe
  • btsendto_ie.dll
  • btsendto_notes.dll
  • btsendto_office.dll
  • btsendto_wab.dll
  • BtwApplExt.dll
  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btwdsdk.dll - WidcommSdk DLL
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwnamespaceext.dll - BtwNamespaceExt DLL
  • btwvdpcapfilter.dll - Bluetooth VDP DirectShow Filter
  • btwuiext.resources.dll - BTWUIExt
  • BTInvoke.dll
  • BtITunesPlugIn.exe
  • BTKeyInd.dll

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0073119174%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00578702%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00152490%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:91,408
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.1 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00029488%
CPU cycles/sec:24
Memory:7.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0048402108%
Kernel CPU:0.00483955%
User CPU:0.00000067%
CPU cycles/sec:2,741

How do I remove Bluetooth by hp?

You can uninstall Bluetooth by hp 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 by hp, 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 by hp.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.16%
Windows 10 10.18%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.23%
Windows 10 Home 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.98%
Windows 10 Pro 0.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.94%
  Canada 4.58%
  Australia 2.19%
  France 1.19%
  United Kingdom 1.19%
  Italy 0.83%
  Malaysia 0.64%
  Spain 0.61%
  Germany 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  Brazil 0.44%
  Mexico 0.44%
  New Zealand 0.36%
  Japan 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.58%
Dell 0.42%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1254 15.58%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1234 6.70%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1214 6.59%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1225 4.81%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1235 4.01%
Hewlett-Packard TouchSmar... 2.81%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com


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