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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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United States Rank #32,670
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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 3.32 MB (3,485,184 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: 3.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

  • 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
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • 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.".

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) 67%
Win 10 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 82.59%
Windows 7 15.42%
Windows 10 1.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 70.35%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.53%
Windows Vista Business 2.01%
Windows Vista Starter 1.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.59%
  Canada 7.41%
  United Kingdom 6.48%
  Italy 6.02%
  Turkey 5.09%
  Germany 4.63%
  Taiwan 3.70%
  Philippines 3.70%
  Malaysia 3.70%
  Australia 3.24%
  Singapore 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  Indonesia 2.78%
  Belgium 2.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 96.52%
Hewlett-Packard 1.49%
Sahara 0.50%
Dell 0.50%
Lenovo 0.50%
ASUS 0.50%
Common models
Acer Aspire 6930G 17.95%
Acer Aspire 5738 13.33%
Acer Extensa 4630Z 9.74%
Acer Aspire 2930 5.64%
Acer Aspire 4730Z 5.64%
Acer Aspire 5935 4.62%

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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