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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #16,848
United States Rank #10,272
Reach 0.0153%


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


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 setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,468,800 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{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

  • btinvoke.exe
  • btw_ci.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • btwdins.exe (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwmpplugin.dll - BtWmpPlugIn DLL
  • btwrsupport.dll - BtwRSupport DLL
  • checkwindow.exe
  • setupbluetoothfirmware.exe - Bluetooth DFU Wizard
  • btdfu.dll
  • 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
  • btinvoke.dll
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • difxapi64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • setupbluetoothfirmware64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

Quickly and completely remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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) 71%
Win XP 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 Vista 75.68%
Windows 7 22.30%
Windows 10 1.69%
Windows XP 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 62.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 11.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.77%
Windows 7 Professional 2.03%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.40%
  United Kingdom 8.95%
  Canada 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Belgium 1.57%
  France 1.12%
  Australia 0.89%
  Germany 0.89%
  Switzerland 0.45%
  Spain 0.45%
  Ireland 0.45%
  Italy 0.45%
  Norway 0.45%
  Brazil 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.32%
Intel 0.34%
ASUS 0.34%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 50.70%
Dell Inspiron 530 10.84%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 9.09%
Dell XPS 630i 6.99%
Dell Inspiron 530s 5.94%
Dell Inspiron 531 4.55%

About Dell

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


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