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Should I remove REALTEK Bluetooth?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,400
United States Rank #5,613
Reach 0.0908%


VersionDistribution 0.06% 0.06% 0.50% 0.39% 12.68% 13.30% 0.22% 3.18% 1.17% 10.61% 2.01% 0.17% 1.73% 2.57% 0.22% 0.28% 0.67% 1.51% 2.23% 1.45% 3.69% 0.56% 4.86% 4.13% 14.25% 3.91% 6.37% 0.22% 4.86% 0.06% 1.73% 0.34%

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REALTEK Bluetooth


REALTEK Bluetooth is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 22.83 MB (23,939,177 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 42% of users of REALTEK Bluetooth come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.cn
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{192979A0-37F4-4703-B1BB-62052142CE44}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 22.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Bluetooth

  • RsCRIcon.dll - Realtek Card Reader Driver Icon Dynamic Link Library (Realtek Card Reader Icon Dll)
  • Rtlihvs.dll - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • rtii2sac_coinstaller.dll - Realtek I2S Audio Codec Device Driver (Realtek I2S Audio Codec Device Driver Co-installer)
  • DellClarityLiteSkinImages.dll - Realtek HD Audio Manager Resource
  • RtI2SBgProc.exe - Realtek I2S Audio Background Proc
  • WhiteJadeSkinImages.dll
  • AcerSkinImages.dll - Realtek Audio Manager Resource
  • BlackJadeSkinImages.dll
  • GrayJadeSkinImages.dll
  • HPBandOSkinImages.dll
  • HPPremierSkinImages.dll
  • InstallDriver.exe - Realtek Install Driver Utility (InstallDriver)
  • PurpleSkinImages.dll
  • ToastDll.dll - Realtek Semiconductor GUI DLL
  • a2dp_sink_dlg.exe - Realtek Bluetooth Software (bluetooth a2dp sink player)
  • RtkNGUI.exe - Realtek Audio configuratie
  • revcon32.exe - Realtek Driver Setup Tool
  • revcon64.exe
  • RtkI2SAudioService.exe - Realtek I2S Audio Service
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application (SetVistaDrv64 Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application (SetVistaDrv Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • RTLBTVersion.dll - Realtek Bluetooth UART (Realtek Bluetooth UART Package Version Information)
  • AvrcpCtrlr.dll - Bluetooth Software (Realtek Bluetooth Avrcp Controller DLL)
  • AvrcpIo32.dll - Realtek Bluetooth AVRCP Control DLL
  • AvrcpIo64.dll
  • AvrcpService.exe - Realtek Bluetooth AVRCP Service
  • BT_Setup.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BT_Setup Application
  • BtSendFileExt.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Device Menu DLL
  • BtSendTo.exe - Realtek Bluetooth Send File Application
  • BTServer.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BTServer Application
  • ControlUI.exe - Realtek Bluetooth ControlUI Application
  • DevMenuExt.dll
  • DllMonoCtrl.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Mono Control DLL.
  • Dun.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Dun.dll
  • GetFileVer.exe - GetFileV Application
  • obexpf.dll - Realtek Bluetooth obexpf.dll
  • RtkITunesPlugin.exe - Realtek Bluetooth iTunes Plugin Application
  • RtkWmpPlugin64.dll - wmp plugin to get avrcp meta data
  • rtsocket.dll - Realtek Bluetooth rtsocket DLL
  • StereoControl.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Stereo Control DLL
  • VendorCmdExport.dll - Realtek Bluetooth VendorCmd DLL
  • RtI2SUpd.exe - Realtek I2S Audio (I2S Audio Driver Installer)
  • RtI2SUpd64.exe
  • ihvwapiui.dll - WAPI IHV UI DLL (WAPI UI(IHV))
  • ihvwapi.dll - WAPI IHV DLL (WAPI(IHV))
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SetDrv64.exe
  • RtCRX.dll - RtCRX
  • PremiumBlackSkinImages.dll
  • SDRTCPRM.dll - Realtek USB card reader DLL for CPRM

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • DevMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BtSendToMenuEx' with a class of {CF24E6B8-F148-4BCB-9108-ADF313966E80}.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RtkNGUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • BTServer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
2 Services
  • AvrcpService.exe runs as a service named 'AvrcpService' (AvrcpService) "REALTEK Bluetooth Audio Service".
  • RtkI2SAudioService.exe runs as a service named 'RTK IIS Codec Service' (RtkI2SCodec).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RtkNGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RtkNGUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\AP\RtkNGUI.exe" /s.
  • BTServer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BtServer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\REALTEK\Realtek Bluetooth\BTServer.exe".

How do I remove REALTEK Bluetooth?

You can uninstall REALTEK Bluetooth 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 REALTEK Bluetooth, 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 REALTEK Bluetooth.

Win 10 100%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.83%
Windows 7 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.28%
Windows 8.1 Connected 37.60%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 3.80%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.63%
Windows 10 Pro 1.96%
Windows 8.1 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.29%
  Italy 10.75%
  United Kingdom 9.21%
  Germany 5.56%
  France 5.09%
  Netherlands 2.76%
  Spain 2.34%
  Canada 2.10%
  Australia 1.73%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Austria 1.03%
  Sweden 0.84%
  India 0.79%
  Belgium 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.37%
Hewlett-Packard 24.50%
Lenovo 23.66%
Medion 2.31%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Intel 1.58%
Toshiba 0.84%
Dell 0.42%
Samsung 0.32%
Common models
Acer Aspire SW5-012 18.67%
Acer One S1002 9.68%
LENOVO 80R2 9.68%
Acer Aspire SW3-013 6.45%
HP Pavilion x2 Detachable 5.49%
HP Stream 7 Tablet 4.87%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com


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