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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,691
United States Rank #20,239
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.64 days
343.49 days >
Average installed length: 180.48 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.


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 29 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,472,896 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: 3.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

  • btw_ci.dll - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Software (Bluetooth Support Server)
  • 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) "Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002759936%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021921%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005678%
0.015104% 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 Vista (SP2) 47%
Win Vista 2%
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 53.31%
Windows 7 42.28%
Windows 10 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 47.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.24%
Windows 7 Professional 5.58%
Windows Vista Business 3.35%
Windows 10 Home 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.69%
  Italy 7.44%
  Germany 5.50%
  United Kingdom 4.53%
  Australia 4.21%
  Norway 3.88%
  France 3.56%
  Spain 3.56%
  Taiwan 2.59%
  Belgium 2.59%
  Indonesia 2.59%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Canada 1.62%
  Czech Republic 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 68.75%
Hewlett-Packard 10.71%
Dell 6.25%
ASUS 5.36%
Toshiba 3.57%
Lenovo 3.13%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5920G 26.61%
Acer Aspire 7720 11.47%
Acer Aspire 5920 6.42%
Acer TravelMate 6292 4.13%
Acer Aspire 5720 2.29%
Acer Aspire 7720Z 1.38%

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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