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3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #894
United States Rank #1,202
Reach 0.7681%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.09 days
681.19 days >
Average installed length: 357.91 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.38% 0.03% 0.33% 0.02% 1.03% 0.11% 0.57% 0.92% 0.28% 0.12% 0.01% 0.02% 0.01% 0.02% 1.72% 0.26% 0.15% 0.05% 3.18% 3.61% 0.05% 4.84% 0.24% 0.71% 0.06% 0.85% 0.53% 1.95% 0.29% 5.35% 1.36% 1.47% 0.07% 0.20% 1.77% 0.75% 0.77% 0.01% 0.33% 0.83% 0.61% 0.03% 0.94% 1.80% 0.95% 0.01% 0.10% 2.68% 2.33% 0.73%
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Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software

What is Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software?  (from Broadcom)

This software is to add functions over the Microsoft Bluetooth software for Microsoft Windows Vista. So the version number of some of the software may not the same as the version number of this software. This package installs the software (Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II) to enable the ThinkPad Bluetooth ...  Read more


Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software is a software program developed by Broadcom. The most common release is, with over 57% 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. 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 programs's main executable is BTStackServer.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 30.31 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 800.46 KB (819,669 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{436E0B79-2CFB-4E5F-9380-E17C1B25D0C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 800.46 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software

Program executable:BTStackServer.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth Stack COM Server
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\BTStackServer.exe
Bluetooth Stack COM Server for Broadcom's OEM distributed Bluetooth Windows software drivers. This module is installed as part of the OEMs driver updates.
Additional files:
  • AdminUtils.exe - Bluetooth Software (Admin Utility Application)
  • Bluetooth Headset Helper.exe - Bluetooth Headset Helper
  • BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe - Bluetooth Headset Skype Proxy
  • bt2k_ins.dll - bt2k_ins
  • BtAudioHelper.dll - BtAudioHelper
  • BtBalloon.dll - Balloon Tooltip Routine DLL
  • btbip.dll - btbip DLL
  • BTChooser.dll - BTChooser DLL
  • btcss.dll - Bluetooth Status and Properties dll
  • btdev.dll - Bluetooth Device dll
  • btins.dll - Bluetooth Installation dll
  • BtITunesPlugIn.exe - BtITunesPlugIn DLL
  • BTKeyInd.dll - KeyBoard Hook DLL
  • BtMmHook.dll - Multimedia Keys Hook DLL
  • BTNCopy.dll - BTNCopy Module
  • btosif.dll - BTOSIF DLL
  • btosif_notes.dll - BTOSIF Notes DLL
  • btosif_ol.dll - BTOSIF Outlook DLL
  • btosif_olx.dll - BTOSIF Outlook Express DLL
  • btosif_wincal.dll
  • btrez.dll - btrez DLL
  • btsec.dll - BTW license dll
  • btsendto.dll - SendTo Dialog DLL
  • btsendto_explorer.exe - SendTo from Explorer Application
  • btsendto_ie.dll - SendTo from Internet Explorer DLL
  • btsendto_notes.dll - SendTo from Notes DLL
  • btsendto_office.dll - SendTo from Office DLL
  • btsendto_wab.dll - SendTo From WAB DLL
  • BTStackServer.exe - Bluetooth Stack COM Server
  • BtToast.exe - Bluetooth Toast Notification
  • BTTray.exe - Bluetooth Tray Application
  • btwapi.dll - WBTApi DLL
  • BtwApplExt.dll - Bluetooth Applet Extension
  • BtwCP.dll - BtwCP DLL
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • BtWdSdk.dll - WidcommSdk DLL
  • BtwHfConfig.exe - Bluetooth Hands-free configuration app
  • btwhidcs.dll - Bluetooth HID Power Control Suite dll
  • BtwHtmlPrint.exe - BTW HTML Print Application
  • BtwHtmlRenderer.dll
  • BtwHtmlRenderer64.dll
  • BtwIEProxy.Exe - Internet Explorer Bluetooth Plug-in
  • BtWizard.dll - BtWizard Module
  • btwleapi.dll - BtwLeAPI
  • BtwLeBapi.dll - BtwLeBapi
  • BtwMetaPlayer.dll - Bluetooth MetaPlayer Application
  • BtWmpPlugIn.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • BTInvoke.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BTTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{41D6B158-DF01-4F63-90B8-7D2A6B82BFE2}' (runs on registration).
  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008875684%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00034293%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00054464%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:482,892
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:144 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Bluetooth Headset Helper.exe
Memory:3.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0001265990%
Kernel CPU:0.00006330%
User CPU:0.00006330%
CPU cycles/sec:5,372
I/O reads/min:98 Bytes
Memory:1.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0013373533%
Kernel CPU:0.00054246%
User CPU:0.00079489%

How do I remove Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software?

You can uninstall Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate 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 Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate 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 Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software.

Win 10 56%
Win 8.1 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 10 55.81%
Windows 7 44.13%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.05%
Windows 10 Home 13.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.02%
Windows 7 Professional 6.10%
Windows 8 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.94%
  Germany 6.22%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  India 3.59%
  Italy 2.66%
  Poland 2.59%
  France 2.08%
  Canada 1.99%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Turkey 1.49%
  Russia 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Spain 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 96.75%
Dell 1.30%
Hewlett-Packard 1.06%
Acer 0.89%
Common models
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LENOVO 20236 3.11%

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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