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Should I remove Broadcom Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,446
United States Rank #1,337
Reach 0.4749%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.28 days
421.13 days >
Average installed length: 221.27 days


VersionDistribution 3.63% 3.90% 1.14% 0.04% 0.21% 1.24% 0.07% 3.00% 0.67% 0.15% 0.02% 0.57% 1.76% 4.94% 3.21% 0.32% 9.15% 8.19% 14.35% 0.21% 6.68% 0.04% 23.96% 2.52% 0.85% 0.81% 8.34%

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Broadcom Bluetooth Software

What is Broadcom Bluetooth Software?

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).

About  (from Broadcom)

Broadcom supplies Bluetooth hardware and software solutions for various PC, Pocket PC and mobile terminal products. Broadcom does not sell products directly to consumers.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named BTTray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 542.47 KB (555,489 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6E7F4CA3-B2DE-413C-A7A1-43AA5BE19EA1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 542.47 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom Bluetooth Software

Program executable:BTTray.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Path:C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
Bluetooth Tray Application (bttray.exe) is the program that runs in the notification area system tray.
Additional files:
  • btchooser.dll - Bluetooth Software (BTChooser DLL)
  • btmmhook.dll - Multimedia Keys Hook DLL
  • btosif.dll - BTOSIF DLL
  • btosif_ol.dll - BTOSIF Outlook DLL
  • btrez.dll - btrez DLL
  • btsendto.dll - SendTo Dialog DLL
  • btsendto_office.dll - SendTo from Office DLL
  • btwapi.dll - WBTApi DLL
  • btwdsdk.dll - WidcommSdk DLL
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwnamespaceext.dll - BtwNamespaceExt DLL
  • btwvdpcapfilter.dll - Bluetooth VDP DirectShow Filter
  • btwlyncintf.exe - BTWLyncIntf
  • smseditor.resources.dll - SMSEditor
  • btwuiext.resources.dll - BTWUIExt
  • btwuihid.resources.dll - BTWUIHid

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00026326%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:47
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Broadcom Bluetooth Software?

You can uninstall Broadcom Bluetooth Software 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 Bluetooth Software, 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 Bluetooth Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.49%
Windows 10 21.20%
Windows Vista 0.19%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.99%
Windows 7 Professional 19.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.88%
Windows 10 Home 6.89%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.24%
Windows 8.1 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.90%
  Canada 5.30%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  France 2.65%
  Australia 2.53%
  India 2.10%
  Germany 2.06%
  Italy 2.03%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Switzerland 0.95%
  IQ 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.35%
Dell 1.24%
Acer 1.06%
ASUS 0.48%
Samsung 0.28%
Lenovo 0.23%
Alienware 0.11%
Sony 0.09%
Medion 0.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 20.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.61%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 4.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 3.75%

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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