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Should I remove Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?

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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #376
United States Rank #658
Reach 1.6767%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.67 days
314.79 days >
Average installed length: 165.40 days


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12.67 1.15%
12.65 3.11%
12.57 0.27%
12.55 0.76%
12.53 0.34%
12.47 0.24%
12.43 0.24%
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12.37 0.16%
12.33 7.50%
12.31 0.86%
12.29 20.05%
12.27 0.17%
12.25 5.10%
12.23 1.70%
12.21 0.85%
12.17 0.24%
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12.11 2.48%
12.07 18.32%
12.03 0.23%
12.00 0.14%
11.59 0.47%
11.57 2.88%
11.55 0.07%
11.53 0.52%
11.51 0.33%
11.49 5.06%
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11.43 3.23%
11.41 13.86%
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11.30 1.94%
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10.15 0.42%
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Other programs by Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program

What is Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?  (from Qualcomm Atheros)

Atheros new WLAN and Bluetooth combo solution goes beyond coexistence to enable cooperation between WLAN, Bluetooth and even 3G technologies co-located on PC platforms. To support this new level of radio coexistence, Atheros has engineered a suite of advanced wireless techniques to deliver Atheros Universal Wireless Co...  Read more


Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program is a program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. The most used version is 12.29, 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. 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 Ath_WlanAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.22 MB of memory. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 5.05 MB (5,295,169 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28006915-2739-4EBE-B5E8-49B25D32EB33}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x040e -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.05 MB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program

Program executable:Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros\Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • customer.dll - API library (API library for keepalive, wakeup, NDIS settings query)
  • AdminService.exe - Bluetooth Software (AdminService Application)
  • AdminTools.exe - AdminTools Application
  • atheros Outlook Addin.dll - Outlook Addin Module
  • AVRemoteControl.exe - Atheros Bluetooth Module
  • BIP.dll - BasicImage Dynamic Link Library
  • BtathVdpSink.exe
  • 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
  • DId.dll - Device ID module
  • Fax.dll - Bluetooth Fax Module
  • 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
  • LE.dll - Low Energy Dynamic Link Library
  • ModuleManager.dll - Module Manager
  • OutLookLib.dll - Outlook Dynamic Link Library
  • sap.dll - SIM Access Module
  • spp.dll - Serial Port Module
  • Sync.dll - Sync Dynamic Link Library
  • 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
  • Win7UI.exe - Win7UI
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • AthIhvWlanExt.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DirectConnect (Atheros IHV Manager)
  • AthIhvWpaP2p.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DirectConnect P2P IHV
  • AthWpaP2pDriver.dll - P2P Supplicant Driver
  • DCWpaSupplicant.exe - DirectConnect P2P Supplicant
  • wpa_cli.exe - P2P Supplicant command line interface
  • wpa_supplicant.exe - Atheros P2P Supplicant
  • msvcr100.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}.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BtvStack.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BtvStack.
2 Services
  • AdminService.exe runs as a service named 'AtherosSvc' (AtherosSvc) "Atheros BT Stack Service Agent".
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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".
  • 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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000711363%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003799%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003315%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,517
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.57 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000434%
Memory:27.72 MB
Total CPU:0.0000939373%
Kernel CPU:0.00008004%
User CPU:0.00001389%
CPU cycles/sec:84,873
I/O reads/min:363 Bytes

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program?

Quickly and completely remove Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program 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 WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program, 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 WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program.

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Win 10 94%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 93.93%
Windows 7 6.06%
Windows XP 0.01%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 43.64%
Windows 10 Home 20.65%
Windows 8 7.91%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.40%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.17%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.47%
  Germany 7.91%
  United Kingdom 7.67%
  Italy 7.07%
  Canada 5.92%
  France 4.44%
  Brazil 3.36%
  Netherlands 2.87%
  Australia 2.16%
  Spain 1.93%
  Sweden 1.41%
  Norway 1.39%
  Belgium 1.34%
  DK 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.40%
ASUS 0.48%
Hewlett-Packard 0.33%
Dell 0.24%
Lenovo 0.15%
Samsung 0.15%
Toshiba 0.13%
MSI 0.04%
Sony 0.04%
Common models
Acer Aspire ES1-512 5.98%
Acer Aspire V3-771 4.55%
Acer Aspire E5-571 4.36%
Acer Aspire E1-522 3.96%
Acer Aspire E1-572 3.25%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 2.67%

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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