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VersionDistribution 0.40% 0.59% 17.03% 18.02% 4.16% 11.09% 1.19% 1.19% 2.57% 42.77% 0.20% 0.40% 0.20% 0.20%

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Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth


Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth 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 main program executable is BTTray.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 4.61 MB (4,832,076 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 92% of users of Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Help link: Support.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9E9D49A4-1DF4-4138-B7DB-5D87A893088E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth

Program executable:BTTray.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth Tray Application
Path:C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
Additional files:
  • AdminUtils.exe - Bluetooth Software (Admin Utility Application)
  • BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe - Bluetooth Headset Skype Proxy
  • bt2k_ins.dll - bt2k_ins
  • BtAudioHelper.dll - BtAudioHelper
  • BtBalloon.dll - Balloon Tooltip Routine DLL
  • btbip.dll - btbip DLL
  • BTChooser.dll - BTChooser DLL
  • btcss.dll - Bluetooth Status and Properties dll
  • btdev.dll - Bluetooth Device dll
  • btins.dll - Bluetooth Installation dll
  • BtITunesPlugIn.exe - BtITunesPlugIn DLL
  • BtMmHook.dll - Multimedia Keys Hook DLL
  • BTNCopy.dll - BTNCopy Module
  • btosif.dll - BTOSIF DLL
  • btosif_notes.dll - BTOSIF Notes DLL
  • btosif_ol.dll - BTOSIF Outlook DLL
  • btosif_olx.dll - BTOSIF Outlook Express DLL
  • btosif_wincal.dll
  • btrez.dll - btrez DLL
  • btsec.dll - BTW license dll
  • btsendto.dll - SendTo Dialog DLL
  • btsendto_explorer.exe - SendTo from Explorer Application
  • btsendto_ie.dll - SendTo from Internet Explorer DLL
  • btsendto_notes.dll - SendTo from Notes DLL
  • btsendto_office.dll - SendTo from Office DLL
  • btsendto_wab.dll - SendTo From WAB DLL
  • BTStackServer.exe - Bluetooth Stack COM Server
  • BTTray.exe - Bluetooth Tray Application
  • Btwapi.dll - WBTApi DLL
  • BtwApplExt.dll - Bluetooth Applet Extension
  • BtwCP.dll - BtwCP DLL
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • BtWdSdk.dll - WidcommSdk DLL
  • BtwHfConfig.exe - Bluetooth Hands-free configuration app
  • btwhidcs.dll - Bluetooth HID Power Control Suite dll
  • BtwHtmlPrint.exe - BTW HTML Print Application
  • BtwIEProxy.Exe - Internet Explorer Bluetooth Plug-in
  • BtWizard.dll - BtWizard Module
  • BtwHtmlRenderer.dll
  • BtwHtmlRenderer64.dll
  • BTInvoke.dll
  • BTKeyInd.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000570498%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005329%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000376%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:364
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:29.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0007655307%
Kernel CPU:0.00050948%
User CPU:0.00025605%
CPU cycles/sec:250,223
I/O reads/min:19 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:6.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0004761297%
Kernel CPU:0.00034011%
User CPU:0.00013602%
CPU cycles/sec:155,183

How do I remove Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth?

You can uninstall Software WIDCOMM 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 Software WIDCOMM 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 Software WIDCOMM Bluetooth.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 96.83%
Windows 10 2.77%
Windows Vista 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Basic 29.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.89%
Windows 7 Professional 12.92%
Windows 7 Starter 5.37%
Windows 10 Home 1.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.78% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 91.78%
  United States 6.07%
  Spain 0.98%
  Italy 0.39%
  Ireland 0.20%
  Israel 0.20%
  Canada 0.20%
  Switzerland 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 76.02%
Sony 11.73%
Acer 4.34%
Samsung 3.83%
Lenovo 1.53%
Hewlett-Packard 1.28%
ASUS 1.02%
Sahara 0.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 20.16%
Dell Vostro 3500 9.18%
Dell Inspiron N4030 6.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.59%
Itautec S.A. Infoway 5.39%
Dell Inspiron N4010 4.99%

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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