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Should I remove Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,016
United States Rank #7,292
Reach 0.0611%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.68 days
521.64 days >
Average installed length: 274.08 days


VersionDistribution 5.31% 2.57%
12.32.01 0.08%
12.25.03 0.17%
12.24.01 1.08%
12.04.02 0.08%
11.44.06 4.73%
11.32.03 42.16%
10.52.10 12.03%
10.52.04 1.24%
10.50.08 0.17%
10.15.15 4.65%
10.15.01 6.80%
9.02.07 2.74%
9.02.06 4.73%
8.22.12 8.96%
8.10.07 0.08%
8.09.07 1.08%
8.09.04 0.75%
8.06.01 0.58%

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Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller

What is Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller?  (from Broadcom)

Broadcom Ethernet controllers can be found in variety of products for the enterprise, data center, home and small business. All Broadcom NetXtreme adapters and NetXtreme II controllers come with an advanced suite of software supporting a variety of operating systems.


Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is 11.32.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,773,227 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{11BAF19D-08AC-4921-8B89-678BBBB9E036}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller

  • b57amd64.sys - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5.1 Driver.)
  • b57w2k.sys - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5 Driver.
  • b57xp32.sys

How do I remove Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller?

You can uninstall Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet 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 NetXtreme Ethernet 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 NetXtreme Ethernet Controller.

Win XP 82%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 86.22%
Windows 7 6.80%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Windows 10 1.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 86.54%
Windows Vista Business 3.60%
Windows 7 Professional 2.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.76%
  United Kingdom 5.06%
  MA 4.99%
  Canada 4.85%
  Germany 4.16%
  Italy 3.32%
  France 2.70%
  Australia 2.49%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Spain 1.66%
  Poland 1.52%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Croatia 1.25%
  Romania 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Compaq 50.97%
Hewlett-Packard 47.38%
Dell 1.64%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7600 Small Fo... 13.07%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 8.66%
HP xw4600 Workstation 4.55%
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 3.67%
HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(DX87... 3.52%
HP Compaq dc5700 Small Fo... 3.52%

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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