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Should I remove Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology?

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 #5,433
United States Rank #4,545
Reach 0.0898%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.80 days
171.19 days >
Average installed length: 89.94 days


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Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology

What is Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology?  (from Intel)

The Intel PROSet/Wireless software includes a suite of features which IT managers find highly desirable. These features include automatic detection of and connection to wireless access points based on adapter preferences, detection of access point security levels, an enhanced single sign-on system that lets users enter...  Read more


Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology is a program developed by Intel. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is btplayerctrl.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.4 MB of memory. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 86.95 MB (91,175,595 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 53% of users of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com/support/go/wireless_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Bluetooth\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7CE8BE79-ABC3-4B2C-9543-28ED2B0A9EA8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 86.95 MB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology

Program executable:btplayerctrl.exe
Name:Intel PROSet\Wireless Bluetooth
Bluetooth Media Player Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Bluetooth\btplayerctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • mbtfca.dll - Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® OEM Factory Tool (Bluetooth Factory Check Application)
  • audiosrv.exe - Intel PROSet\Wireless Bluetooth (Bluetooth Media Service)
  • btmoffice.dll - Office Bluetooth integration
  • btmshell.dll - Bluetooth Shell Extension
  • btmsrvview.exe - Intel Bluetooth Service View
  • BTWMPPlugin.dll - Bluetooth Windows Media Player Plugin
  • devmgrsrv.exe - Bluetooth Device Manager
  • devmonsrv.exe - Bluetooth Device Monitor
  • libRun.dll - libRun Dynamic Link Library
  • libRun.exe - Bluetooth Component
  • licsvcinst32.exe - licsvcinst
  • mediasrv.exe
  • obexsrv.exe - Bluetooth OBEX Service
  • pprtmon.dll - Bluetooth Port Monitor
  • vdpsnk.dll - VDP Filter
  • vdpsrc.dll
  • btmsstverschk.dll - Intel PROSet/Wireless Software (Version Control DLL)
  • btmofficea.dll
  • devmgrsrva.dll (by Macrovision Europe) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (FLEXnet Secure Activation Module)
  • licsvcinst32.dll (by Macrovision Europe) - Activation Licensing Service Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • btmshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BTMSentToExt' with a class of {0A7D34C2-E9DA-48A1-9E34-0CDFC2DE3B44}.
5 Services
  • obexsrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth OBEX Service' (Bluetooth OBEX Service).
  • devmgrsrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Device Manager' (Bluetooth Device Manager).
  • audiosrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Media Service' (Bluetooth Media Service).
  • devmonsrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Device Monitor' (Bluetooth Device Monitor) "A process to monitor Bluetooth radio state and configure Bluetooth remote folders.".
  • mediasrv.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Media Service' (Bluetooth Media Service) "Provides Bluetooth Media Profiles support".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • btmshell.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BTMTrayAgent' which loads as rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshell.dll",TrayApp.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002612781%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013894%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012233%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40,541
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0001387376%
Kernel CPU:0.00003530%
User CPU:0.00010343%
CPU cycles/sec:81,202
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
Memory:3.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0003057816%
Kernel CPU:0.00019431%
User CPU:0.00011147%
CPU cycles/sec:123,602
I/O reads/min:75 Bytes

How do I remove Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology?

You can uninstall Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology 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 Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth(R) Technology, 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 Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.29%
Windows 10 4.58%
Windows XP 1.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.31%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.79%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.40%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Iran 4.89%
  Germany 3.53%
  India 2.88%
  Turkey 2.27%
  Canada 2.14%
  Brazil 2.09%
  France 2.09%
  Australia 1.61%
  Israel 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Egypt 1.09%
  Mexico 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 88.45%
ASUS 6.02%
Hewlett-Packard 2.05%
Acer 1.68%
Medion 0.87%
Samsung 0.31%
Alienware 0.19%
MSI 0.12%
Lenovo 0.12%
Toshiba 0.06%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 66.97%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 6.15%
Dell Vostro 3550 6.04%
Dell Vostro 3350 2.33%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.82%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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