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4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #11,807
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10.16.02 33.61%
10.13.02 58.92%
10.10.01 0.83%
10.06.01 6.64%

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Broadcom ASF Management Applications

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What is Broadcom ASF Management Applications?  (from Broadcom)

If you want to configure Broadcom ASF-capable computers for out-of-band management, you must have the ASF management software installed on these computers. If the ASF management software is not installed on the Broadcom ASF-capable computers, you must install the software manually. For computers with Intel ASF, Out o...  Read more


Broadcom ASF Management Applications is a software program developed by Broadcom. The most common release is 10.13.02, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named BACS.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 809.5 KB (828,928 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 76% of users of Broadcom ASF Management Applications come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Broadcom.com
Help link: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E56D5DC8-4C73-44B1-B650-AAD75C7A2701}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 809.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom ASF Management Applications

Program executable:BACS.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BACS.exe
Additional files:
  • bmapia.dll - Broadcom Management Application Programming Interface
  • asfipmon.exe - Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor
  • asfconfigchsres.dll - BWinAsfCfg Application (ASF Configuration Utility)
  • asfconfigchtres.dll
  • asfconfigdanres.dll
  • asfconfigdeures.dll
  • asfconfigenures.dll
  • asfconfigespres.dll
  • asfconfigfinres.dll
  • asfconfigfrares.dll
  • asfconfigitares.dll
  • asfconfigjpnres.dll
  • asfconfigkorres.dll
  • asfconfignldres.dll
  • asfconfignorres.dll
  • asfconfigptbres.dll
  • asfconfigsveres.dll
  • asfconfigthares.dll
  • asfconfig.exe
  • BACS.exe
  • BacsTray.exe
  • BCIMMofComp.exe
  • BCIMUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AsfIpMon.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom ASF IP and SMBIOS Mailbox Monitor' (ASFIPmon) "Monitors and propagates changes in the IP settings of ASF-enabled Broadcom network interfaces.".

How do I remove Broadcom ASF Management Applications?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom ASF Management Applications from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Broadcom ASF Management Applications 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Broadcom ASF Management Applications, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ASF Management Applications.

Win XP 54%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 55.37%
Windows Vista 32.64%
Windows 7 9.92%
Windows Server 2003 1.65%
Windows 10 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.08%
Windows Vista Business 22.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.27%
  United Kingdom 2.82%
  Poland 1.98%
  India 1.69%
  Canada 1.69%
  South Africa 1.13%
  Australia 1.13%
  Ireland 1.13%
  Hungary 1.13%
  Hong Kong 0.56%
  France 0.56%
  PR 0.56%
  Israel 0.56%
  Estonia 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 93.78%
Acer 4.15%
Hewlett-Packard 1.66%
Toshiba 0.41%
Common models
Dell Latitude D630 23.53%
Dell Latitude D830 15.55%
Dell OptiPlex 330 13.03%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 9.66%
Dell Latitude D430 5.88%
Dell Latitude D531 3.78%

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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