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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 15.10% 10.73% 1.37% 17.13% 0.15% 0.05% 0.20% 0.46% 0.10% 0.51% 0.36% 3.10% 1.68% 23.39% 0.05% 17.03% 4.12% 4.47%

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Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64


Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64 is a software program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named NvmMerge.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 759.35 KB (777,578 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 76% of users of Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{628988B4-3FA5-4EA6-BAA3-DA640F6718BD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 759.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64

Program executable:NvmMerge.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\NvmMerge.exe
Additional files:
  • btfilter.sys - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Qualcomm Atheros BtFilter Driver)
  • AdminService.exe - Bluetooth Software (AdminService Application)
  • AdminTools.exe - AdminTools Application
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll - Outlook Addin Module
  • AVRemoteControl.exe - Atheros Bluetooth Module
  • BtathVdpSink.exe
  • BtathVdpSrc.exe
  • BtCommonRes.dll
  • BtvSdkDll.dll - Bluetooth SDK Dynamic Link Library
  • CombineAgent.dll - Audio Combine Agent
  • CommApi.dll - Common API
  • FolderViewImpl.dll - Bluetooth File Transfer Plugin
  • GattI.dll - Bluetooth 4.0 COM interface SDK
  • gatts.dll - GATT Server Dynamic Link Library
  • Handsfree.dll - Handsfree Dynamic Link Library
  • IEPlugIn.dll - Bluetooth IE PlugIn
  • ipc.dll - Inter Process Communication
  • kbhook.dll - kbhook Dynamic Link Library
  • BtContextMenu.dll - BT Software Suite
  • BtvAppExt.dll
  • BtvStack.exe - Extension Core
  • ModuleManager.dll - Module Manager
  • OutLookLib.dll - Outlook Dynamic Link Library
  • SkypeAgent.dll - Handsfree Gateway VoIP Agent for Skype
  • TCPConnection.dll - TCP Connection Module
  • utils.dll - athr_deb Library
  • BtTray.exe - BtTray
  • BtTray.Infrastructure.dll - BtTray.Infrastructure
  • BtTray.Toolkit.dll - BtTray.Toolkit
  • CommApiInterop.dll - CommApiInterop
  • ExtensionToolkit.dll - ExtensionToolkit
  • LeSetting.exe
  • Atheros Outlook Addin 2010.dll - OutlookAddin42010
  • ActivateDesktop.exe
  • BtPreLoad.exe
  • HidHook.dll
  • MapObjectParseLib.dll
  • NvmMerge.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BtvAppExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Atheros' with a class of {B8952421-0E55-400B-94A6-FA858FC0A39F}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • IEPlugIn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CIESpeechBHO Class' with the class of {8D10F6C4-0E01-4BD4-8601-11AC1FDF8126} (IESpeakDoc).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • IEPlugIn.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {7815BE26-237D-41A8-A98F-F7BD75F71086}.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • BtvStack.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BtvStack.
  • BtTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BtTray.
  • AdminService.exe runs as a service named 'AtherosSvc' (AtherosSvc) "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • BtPreLoad.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BtPreLoad' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtPreLoad.exe".
  • BtvStack.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AtherosBtStack' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe".
  • BtTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BtTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtTray.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • AdminService.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AdminService' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\adminservice.exe" install.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000132306%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000892%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000431%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,468
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:63 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:26.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0001659584%
Kernel CPU:0.00012569%
User CPU:0.00004027%
Memory:1.18 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00001325%

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64?

You can uninstall Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64 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 Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite (64), 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 Qualcomm Atheros 61x4 Bluetooth Suite 64.

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Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.90%
Windows 7 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.38%
Windows 8.1 30.26%
Windows 10 Pro 3.76%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.10%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.21%
  Canada 3.58%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Germany 2.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  France 1.07%
  Spain 1.03%
  India 1.00%
  Norway 0.93%
  Italy 0.90%
  Sweden 0.79%
  DK 0.65%
  Mexico 0.62%
  Netherlands 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 65.08%
Alienware 17.25%
MSI 16.05%
Samsung 0.73%
ASUS 0.42%
Medion 0.26%
Acer 0.21%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 13.65%
LENOVO 80FG 10.85%
LENOVO 80EC 4.84%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 3.98%
Alienware Alienware 15 R2 3.76%
LENOVO 80K9 3.65%

About Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, most noteably wireless chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.atheros.com


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