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1% remove it99% keep it
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Global Rank #232
United States Rank #468
Reach 2.4264%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.74 days
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Average installed length: 135.49 days


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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 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. 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 programs's main executable is BtTray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 43.2 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 47.83 MB (50,157,461 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 34% of users of Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

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: 47.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64

Program executable:BtTray.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtTray.exe
BtTray is part of the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth software suite that manages installed devices with the integrated combo WLAN and Bluetooth chips.
Additional files:
  • AdminService.exe - Bluetooth Software (AdminService Application)
  • AdminTools.exe - AdminTools Application
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll - Outlook Addin Module
  • AVRemoteControl.exe - Bluetooth Suite Common Rescource
  • BtathVdpSink.exe - Atheros Bluetooth Module
  • BtathVdpSrc.exe
  • BtCommonRes.dll
  • BtContextMenu.dll
  • BtvAppExt.dll
  • BtvSdkDll.dll - Bluetooth SDK Dynamic Link Library
  • BtvStack.exe - Extension Core
  • 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)
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • LeSetting.exe
  • Atheros Outlook Addin 2010.dll - OutlookAddin42010
  • AddCert.exe - AddCert
  • BtPreLoad.exe
  • ContactsApi.dll
  • 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 5.
  • BtTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BtTray.
2 Services
  • AdminService.exe runs as a service named 'AtherosSvc' (AtherosSvc) "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent".
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".
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:43.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009850490%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036389%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00062116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,193,665
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.46 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0000440228%
Kernel CPU:0.00002476%
User CPU:0.00001926%
CPU cycles/sec:8,183
I/O reads/min:49 Bytes
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Bluetooth Suite 64.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite 64 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 94%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 94.29%
Windows 7 5.70%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 38.67%
Windows 8 14.72%
Windows 10 Home 14.26%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.78%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.99%
  Italy 11.79%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  France 4.95%
  Germany 4.36%
  Brazil 3.39%
  Canada 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  India 1.80%
  Sweden 1.50%
  Poland 1.35%
  Spain 1.34%
  Australia 1.21%
  Norway 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 35.30%
Lenovo 22.92%
Samsung 16.04%
Acer 10.53%
Sony 7.64%
Hewlett-Packard 5.76%
Dell 0.93%
MSI 0.89%
Common models
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 4.31%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 3.94%
LENOVO 20351 2.94%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.64%
LENOVO 80E3 2.36%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 2.15%

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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