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Should I remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #26,155
United States Rank #30,398
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VersionDistribution 19.84% 3.17% 6.35% 2.38% 2.38% 64.29% 1.59%

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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 Logitech)

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 used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 56 files and is usually about 2.37 MB (2,484,224 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.logitech.com
Help link: www.logitech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3F4EC965-28EF-45C3-B063-04B25D4E9679}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software

  • bcbtrmv_1.7.exe (by Broadcom) - BcbtRmv Application (BcbtRmv MFC Application)
  • btdfu.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btmcrcam.dll (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (Still Image Devices DLL)
  • btw_ci.dll - Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwiacam.dll (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider)
  • btdfuwizard.exe - Broadcom DFU wizard (Setup.exe)
  • kb818801_1028.exe (by Microsoft) - Self-Extracting Cabinet
  • kb818801_1030.exe (by Microsoft)
  • kb818801_1031.exe
  • kb818801_1033.exe
  • kb818801_1034.exe
  • kb818801_1035.exe
  • kb818801_1036.exe
  • kb818801_1040.exe
  • kb818801_1041.exe
  • kb818801_1042.exe
  • kb818801_1043.exe
  • kb818801_1044.exe
  • kb818801_1045.exe
  • kb818801_1046.exe
  • kb818801_1049.exe
  • kb818801_1053.exe
  • kb818801_2052.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:2.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0028678304%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00193267%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00093516%
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 XP 56%
Win Server 2003 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.94%
Windows 7 31.75%
Windows 10 5.56%
Windows Vista 3.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 59.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.20%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.39%
  Iran 6.57%
  France 5.11%
  DZ 4.38%
  Germany 4.38%
  Poland 3.65%
  MA 2.92%
  Czech Republic 2.92%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  South Africa 2.19%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  DK 2.19%
  UA 1.46%
  Russia 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.26%
American Megatrends 12.99%
Acer 12.99%
ASUS 5.19%
Intel 3.90%
Hewlett-Packard 2.60%
Compaq 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Lenovo 2.60%
Samsung 1.30%
Medion 1.30%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 4.76%
Dell Dell DM061 4.76%
Dell Vostro 200 4.76%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.57%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.57%
Dell Latitude D820 2.38%

About Logitech

Logitech develops products like peripheral devices for PCs, including keyboards, mice, microphones, game controllers and webcams.
Publisher URL: www.logitech.com


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