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Should I remove Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,303
United States Rank #4,123
Reach 0.0717%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.83 days
753.19 days >
Average installed length: 395.74 days


10.04.02 23.83%
10.04.01 49.01%
10.02.02 0.42%
8.06.11 6.29%
8.06.09 4.81%
8.06.08 0.42%
8.06.07 0.85%
8.06.04 2.83%
8.06.01 1.56%
8.04.02 0.28%
8.03.09 5.37%
8.03.06 4.31%

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Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

What is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller?

The Broadcom 440X 10/100 Integrated Controller connects a PCI workstation to a 10/100-Mbps Ethernet network. The BCM440X LAN on Motherboard device is a fully-integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC/PHY. Broadcom 440X 10/100 Integrated Controller features combination 10/100 Ethernet, fully WHQL certified software drivers for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, internal 64-entry Content Addressable Memory (CAM) for perfect address filtering. The state of the network link and activity is indicated by the two LEDs on the RJ-45 connector. You can set Power Management options to allow the operating system to turn off the controller to save power or to allow the controller to wake up the computer. If the device is busy doing something (servicing a call, for example), however, the operating system will not shut down the device. The operating system attempts to shut down every possible device only when the computer attempts to go into hibernation.


The most used version is 10.04.01, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is BACS.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,105,920 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BDRVINST44\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9C9D0F85-5658-4A5E-95A9-65F7DB2916EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Program executable:BACS.exe
Name:Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BACS.exe
Additional files:
  • bcm4sbe5.sys - Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller (Broadcom Corporation NDIS 5.0 ethernet driver)
  • bcm4sbxp.sys - Broadcom Corporation NDIS 5.1 ethernet driver

How do I remove Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller?

You can uninstall Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller 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 Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, 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 Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller.

Win XP 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 72.70%
Windows Vista 18.39%
Windows 7 7.64%
Windows 10 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 72.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.56%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.57%
Windows Vista Business 1.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.20%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  Canada 2.62%
  Germany 2.62%
  Iran 1.49%
  France 1.34%
  Romania 1.19%
  Australia 0.99%
  Italy 0.94%
  Poland 0.89%
  Japan 0.79%
  India 0.69%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Mexico 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 90.20%
Hewlett-Packard 5.01%
Sahara 2.15%
Acer 0.93%
Intel 0.64%
ASUS 0.43%
Compaq 0.21%
Alienware 0.14%
Samsung 0.07%
Toshiba 0.07%
Common models
Dell MM061 15.49%
Dell Dimension E521 10.77%
Dell Inspiron 1501 7.39%
Dell Inspiron 1720 5.90%
Dell Inspiron 1520 5.82%
Dell MP061 5.82%

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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