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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 2.06% 2.06% 9.28% 3.09% 12.37% 2.06% 17.53% 25.77% 4.12% 7.22% 2.06% 1.03% 1.03% 1.03% 1.03% 1.03% 2.06% 4.12% 1.03%

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Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM


Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,458,624 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 59% of users of Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM come from Czech Republic, it is also popular in Portugal and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{84814E6B-2581-46EC-926A-823BD1C670F6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM

  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btdfu.dll - Bluetooth Software
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btinvoke.exe
  • btwmpplugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.".

How do I remove Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM?

You can uninstall Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM 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 Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM, 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 Software Bluetooth WIDCOMM.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.26%
Windows XP 12.37%
Windows Vista 8.25%
Windows 10 4.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.84%
Windows 7 Professional 18.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.32%
Windows 10 Home 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.18% of installs come from Czech Republic
Which countries install it?
  Czech Republic 59.18%
  Portugal 21.43%
  United States 7.14%
  Slovakia 5.10%
  Republic Of Moldova 2.04%
  Romania 2.04%
  Australia 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  Germany 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 24.44%
Dell 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Sahara 3.33%
Hewlett-Packard 3.33%
Samsung 1.11%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5738 5.38%
ASUSTeK U43SD 3.23%
Acer Aspire 5542 3.23%
Acer Aspire 5536 3.23%
ASUSTeK M50Vn 3.23%
Acer Extensa 5635ZG 3.23%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com


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