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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,862
United States Rank #14,326
Reach 0.0277%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.13 days
593.83 days >
Average installed length: 312.01 days


VersionDistribution 2.75% 1.65% 4.21% 0.18% 6.41% 1.47% 1.28% 6.23% 1.10% 3.66% 1.47% 22.89% 1.28% 0.55% 20.88% 23.99%

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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


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 btdfuwizardp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,450,432 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{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 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

Program executable:btdfuwizardp.exe
Name:Bluetooth Software
Bluetooth DFU Wizard Package
Path:C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\bin\btdfuwizardp.exe
Additional files:
  • btwdins.exe (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (Bluetooth Support Server)
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • btdfu.dll (by Broadcom)
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btinvoke.exe
  • btwmpplugin.dll
  • btwuiext.resources.dll - BTWUIExt

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:2.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018235727%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083957%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00098401%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:513 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software.

Win XP 75%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 77.84%
Windows 7 17.58%
Windows Vista 2.93%
Windows 10 1.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 77.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.61%
Windows 7 Professional 2.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.12%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.74%
  Iran 9.54%
  Germany 4.61%
  France 4.11%
  India 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Saudi Arabia 2.63%
  Australia 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Turkey 1.64%
  Canada 1.48%
  Spain 1.48%
  Japan 1.32%
  Thailand 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 96.33%
Sahara 1.10%
Hewlett-Packard 0.92%
ASUS 0.37%
Lenovo 0.37%
Acer 0.37%
Alienware 0.18%
Intel 0.18%
Samsung 0.18%
Common models
Dell MM061 12.12%
Dell Inspiron 1525 8.14%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.87%
Dell Latitude E6400 5.49%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.36%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.17%

About Dell

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


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