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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,142
United States Rank #5,972
Reach 0.0573%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.95 days
41.56 days >
Average installed length: 21.83 days


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.

About  (from Dell)

WIDCOMM┬« software offers customers the most proven, easy porting, broad application support and the most proven Bluetooth stack available. Broadcom's Widcomm enables easy and cost effective integration of Bluetooth capabilities into mobile handsets, wireless headsets, personal computers, computer mouse and keyboard dev...  Read more


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 setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 3.36 MB (3,525,632 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Help link: Support.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A13E07E1-A423-44FB-9DEE-B24C75C1BAF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 3.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Program executable:setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth DFU Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\dfuwizard\setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe
Additional files:
  • btdfureschs.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (Bluetooth DFU Resource Dll)
  • btw_ci.dll (by Broadcom) - Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • checkwindow.exe
  • btdfu.dll
  • btdfu64.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
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btinvoke.exe
  • btusbflt.sys - Bluetooth Software (Widcomm Bluetooth USB Filter for Windows XP)
  • btusbflt64.sys
  • frmupgr.sys - Flash Upgrade Driver for Bluetooth USB Device
  • frmupgr64.sys
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard

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:2.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006850058%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00050074%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018427%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:31,610
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:92 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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 Vista (SP2) 63%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 72.30%
Windows 7 25.71%
Windows 8 1.86%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 52.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.81%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.84%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.60%
Windows 7 Professional 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.26%
  United Kingdom 5.57%
  Germany 4.06%
  Australia 3.12%
  India 2.64%
  Iran 2.64%
  Canada 2.27%
  France 2.17%
  Japan 0.94%
  Ireland 0.94%
  Saudi Arabia 0.94%
  Malaysia 0.94%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Poland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 96.76%
Hewlett-Packard 1.87%
Acer 0.87%
Toshiba 0.12%
Samsung 0.12%
Compaq 0.12%
ASUS 0.12%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 21.62%
Dell XPS M1530 16.86%
Dell XPS M1330 12.74%
Dell Inspiron 1720 12.74%
Dell Inspiron 1520 5.79%
Dell Inspiron 1420 5.41%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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