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Should I remove Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,190
United States Rank #1,544
Reach 0.2931%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.43 days
514.30 days >
Average installed length: 270.23 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.50% 0.21% 0.68% 0.48% 0.36% 0.21% 0.03% 0.09% 0.14% 0.48% 0.35% 1.30% 0.97% 4.07% 5.45% 4.16% 0.26% 0.07% 0.02% 0.07% 1.04% 7.06% 2.63% 6.22% 3.62% 16.62% 2.03% 0.09% 7.32% 3.20%
12.58.01 0.05%
12.55.04 2.32%
12.55.03 1.54%
12.55.01 1.89%
12.54.03 0.29%
12.54.02 5.61%
12.37.01 3.48%
12.26.01 1.82%
12.25.02 11.62%
12.25.01 1.09%
11.12.02 0.28%
11.08.02 0.28%

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Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer

What is Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer?

This is the software driver package for the installed Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink device. The driver package is required in order for the Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device. NetXtreme-I Netlink is a dual and quad port gigabit ethernet (dual port with iSCSI offloading features).


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is BrcmMgmtAgent.exe. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 15.93 MB (16,700,347 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{64973F6A-8754-43D1-BDD0-FC6F0546347B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer

Program executable:BrcmMgmtAgent.exe
Name:Broadcom NetXtreme
Broadcom Management Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\MgmtAgent\BrcmMgmtAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • cabw32.dll - Cable Management Library for Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NIC Application (cabw32)
  • baspxp32.sys - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver for Windows Server 2003 with SNP
  • bcmif.dll - Broadcom NetXtreme NIC Extended Interface agent for Windows SNMP Service
  • baspi32u.exe - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver Uninstall Program.
  • baspun.exe
  • baspi32i.exe - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver Setup Program.
  • baspin.exe
  • basp.dll - Broadcom Advanved Server Program Dynamic Link Library (Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver)
  • baspxp32.dll - Broadcom Advanved Server Program Driver
  • bmapi.dll - Broadcom Management Application Programming Interface
  • bmapia.dll
  • bmapidbga.dll
  • k57nd60a.sys - Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver.)
  • k57w2k.sys - Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5 Driver.
  • k57xp32.sys - Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5.1 Driver.
  • bacscli.exe - Broadcom BACS Command Line Interface Utility
  • b57amd64.sys - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver (Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5.1 Driver.)
  • b57nd60a.sys - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver.
  • b57w2k.sys - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet NDIS5 Driver.
  • b57xp32.sys
  • baspmgnt.dll - Broadcom BASP Sub-Agent For SNMP Service
  • basp.sys - Broadcom Advanced Server Program Driver
  • b57ports.sys - Broadcom Simple Communications Device
  • bacs.exe - Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4
  • basfnd.sys - Broadcom NetDetect Driver (Broadcom NetDetect Driver.)
  • mgbmapi.dll - Managed BMAPI Wrapper DLL
  • bnxwmiprovider.11.0.34.dll - Broadcom WMI Provider
  • bnxwmiprovider.12.2.15.dll
  • bnxwmiprovider.12.2.20.dll
  • bnxwmiprovider.14.0.12.dll
  • bnxwmiprovider.15.4.16.dll
  • bnxwmiprovider.17.0.7.dll
  • bacstray.exe - BacsTray Application
  • fada64.sys - Frame Access Driver
  • fadxp32.sys
  • brcmmgmtagent.exe - Broadcom NetXtreme (Broadcom Management Agent)
  • bmapiobjservices.dll - BmapiObjServices
  • brcmutils.dll - BrcmUtils (Broadcom Utilities)
  • bacs.resources.dll - BACS
  • bcmwls64.exe
  • bcmwlu00.exe
  • Inst2Gac.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • bacs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F72C5F49-FE04-4718-A5C6-E1FA2885D3AB}' (runs on registration).
  • brcmmgmtagent.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom Management Agent' (BrcmMgmtAgent) "Monitors and propagate changes in manageability settings of management enabled Broadcom network interfaces.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011253007%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00059373%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00053157%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,973,672
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer?

You can uninstall Broadcom NetXtreme-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer 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-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer, 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-I Netlink Driver and Management Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.66%
Windows 10 12.43%
Windows XP 6.96%
Windows Vista 1.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.96%
Windows 10 Pro 6.03%
Windows 10 Home 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.76%
  Germany 3.66%
  United Kingdom 3.62%
  France 3.21%
  Canada 2.42%
  Italy 1.63%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  India 1.14%
  Brazil 1.13%
  Australia 1.09%
  MA 0.92%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Sweden 0.86%
  Japan 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 86.49%
Hewlett-Packard 10.06%
Acer 2.42%
Alienware 0.88%
ASUS 0.15%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 380 11.76%
Dell XPS 8300 7.88%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 6.51%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 6.33%
Dell Latitude E5520 6.06%
Dell Inspiron 580 5.31%

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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Jigmeover a year ago
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