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Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64

What is Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64?  (from Qualcomm Atheros)

Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth® technology. It’s a great way to sync and share files, photos, music, games and videos at the speed of Wi-Fi, but with the ease of Bluetooth. It’s also a great way to extend and enhance the usability of small mobile devices by connecting to external headsets, keyboards, mice and printers. Suc...  Read more


Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 is a program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is BtvStack.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 116.73 KB (119,533 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 90% of users of Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Great Britain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A84A4FB1-D703-48DB-89E0-68B6499D2801}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 116.73 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64

Program executable:BtvStack.exe
Name:Bluetooth szoftver
Bluetooth Stack Server
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • BtContextMenu.dll
  • BtvAppExt.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
  • BtTray.exe - BtTray
  • BtTray.Infrastructure.dll - BtTray.Infrastructure
  • BtTray.Toolkit.dll - BtTray.Toolkit
  • CommApiInterop.dll - CommApiInterop
  • ExtensionToolkit.dll - ExtensionToolkit
  • athcfg20res.dll (by Atheros Communications) - Atheros Configuration API Res Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI RES DLL)
  • athcfg20resU.dll (by Atheros Communications)
  • athcfg20.dll (by Atheros) - Atheros Configuration API Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI DLL)
  • athcfg20U.dll (by Atheros)
  • BTAPI.dll - Atheros Bluetooth Suite (Bluetooth API Extension)
  • LeSetting.exe
  • BtvStack.exe - Software Bluetooth (Bluetooth Stack Server)
  • Atheros Outlook Addin 2010.dll - OutlookAddin42010
  • BtPreLoad.exe
  • HidHook.dll

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
  • BtTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BtTray'.
  • BtvStack.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BtvStack'.
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)
  • 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".
  • 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".
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:1.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000440228%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002476%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001926%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,183
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:49 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:43.2 MB
Total CPU:0.0009850490%
Kernel CPU:0.00036389%
User CPU:0.00062116%
CPU cycles/sec:1,193,665
I/O reads/min:1.46 KB
Memory:27.93 MB
Total CPU:0.0005982575%
Kernel CPU:0.00031036%
User CPU:0.00028789%
CPU cycles/sec:27,353
I/O reads/min:104 Bytes

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64?

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Or, you can uninstall Qualcomm Atheros 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite (64), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Bluetooth Suite 64.

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Win 8 88%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 87.88%
Windows 7 12.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 40.91%
Windows 8 Single Language 21.21%
Windows 8 Pro 10.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.58%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.32% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 90.32%
  United States 8.06%
  Great Britain 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 45.76%
Acer 30.51%
Samsung 11.86%
Hewlett-Packard 10.17%
Dell 1.69%
Common models
Acer Aspire M5-481PT 21.88%
Sony SVS15125CBB 9.38%
Positivo Informatica SA B... 6.25%
Sony SVS13A25PBS 6.25%
Sony SVS13125PBB 4.69%
Samsung Q470C/500P4C 4.69%

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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