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5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #44,603
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

What is WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

A Bluetooth stack is software that refers to an implementation of the Bluetooth protocol stack. Widcomm was the first Bluetooth stack for the Windows operating system. The stack was initially developed by a company named Widcomm, which was acquired by Broadcom. The Microsoft Windows Bluetooth stack only supports external or integrated Bluetooth dongles attached through USB.


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. The primary executable is named btwdins.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 4.4 MB (4,618,240 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{03D1988F-469F-4843-8E6E-E5FE9D17889D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Program executable:btwdins.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth Support Server
Path:C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\bin\btwdins.exe
Additional files:
  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btdfu.dll - Bluetooth Software
  • btdfu64.dll
  • btdfureschs.dll - Bluetooth DFU Resource Dll
  • btdfurescht.dll
  • btdfuresdan.dll
  • btdfuresdeu.dll
  • btdfuresesn.dll
  • btdfuresfin.dll
  • btdfuresfra.dll
  • btdfuresita.dll
  • btdfuresjpn.dll
  • btdfureskor.dll
  • btdfuresnld.dll
  • btdfuresnor.dll
  • btdfuresplk.dll
  • btdfuresptb.dll
  • btdfuresrus.dll
  • btdfuressve.dll
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard
  • setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Gestisce l'installazione e la rimozione delle periferiche Bluetooth.".

How do I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

Quickly and completely remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software 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 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software, 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 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 1%
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 59.42%
Windows Vista 34.78%
Windows 8 5.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.94%
Windows 7 Professional 7.25%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.51% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 26.51%
  United States 24.10%
  France 8.43%
  Belgium 7.23%
  Germany 6.02%
  Sweden 4.82%
  Netherlands 4.82%
  Spain 3.61%
  DK 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  South Africa 1.20%
  RS 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%
  Canada 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.21%
Hewlett-Packard 18.60%
ASUS 13.95%
American Megatrends 4.65%
Dell 4.65%
Samsung 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Gateway 2.33%
Sony 2.33%
Common models
ASUSTeK K54C 3.77%
Packard Bell EasyNote LS4... 3.77%
Sony VPCF13M1E 1.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard p6769sc 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2009it 1.89%

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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