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Should I remove Broadcom USH Host Components?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 25.00%
1.2.1 75.00%

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Broadcom USH Host Components


Broadcom USH Host Components is a software program developed by Broadcom. The most common release is 1.2.1, 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 setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 5.79 MB (6,071,632 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. While about 57% of users of Broadcom USH Host Components come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B20179BA-2872-432F-8D88-B8F44AED359B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom USH Host Components

  • CV_Simulator.dll - Microsoft Windows Development Kit (CV USB Device simulator)
  • CVAPIManager.dll - Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0 (CV Test Application Interface)
  • CVgina.dll - Broadcom CV Custom GINA
  • CVRemoteServer.exe - CV Remote Server
  • CVUsrIfc.dll - CV User Interface
  • HostControlService.exe - Host Control Application
  • HostStorageService.exe - Host Storage Application
  • fwupgrdtool.exe - Firmware Upgrade Tool (Broadcom Firmware Upgrade Tool)
  • ushdiag.exe - ushdiag Application (ushdiag MFC Application)
  • tpm.dll - Broadcom TPM
  • tpmddl.dll
  • tpmlib.dll
  • batest.exe - batest

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • HostStorageService.exe runs as a service named 'Credential Vault Host Storage' (Credential Vault Host Storage) "Host Storage Service for Persisting CV Objects into Hard drive".
  • HostControlService.exe runs as a service named 'Credential Vault Host Control Service' (Credential Vault Host Control Service) "Host Control Service for Fingerprint Processing".

How do I remove Broadcom USH Host Components?

You can uninstall Broadcom USH Host Components 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 USH Host Components, 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 USH Host Components.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Belgium 28.57%
  France 14.29%

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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