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What is btwdins.exe?

Part of Bluetooth Software by Broadcom.

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How does btwdins.exe run?

Service - btwdins.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'btwdins' (Bluetooth Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Bluetooth Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the btwdins.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of btwdins.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is btwdins.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00018% CPU1842.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.59 MB RAM12.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\bin\btwdins.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: btwdins.exe
Publisher: Broadcom Corporation. (verified)
Name: Bluetooth Software
Description: Bluetooth Support Server
Size: 426.8 KB
Original file name: BTWDIns.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/26/2006
Expiration date: 4/21/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006850058%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005007352%
User CPU: 0.00018427057108%
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 444,166,025
CPU cycle count /min: 1,896,645
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 56.32 MB
Paged memory: 2.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.73 MB
Paged system memory: 98.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.2 KB
Working set memory: 708 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.85 MB
Min working set memory: 384 KB
Private memory: 2.59 MB
Page faults: 3,807
Page faults /min: 16
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 21.06 KB
Read transfer /min: 92 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 911
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 3.72 KB
Other Transfer /min: 16 Bytes
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe"

Service details

Name: Bluetooth Service
Service name: btwdins
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Handles installation and removal of Bluetooth devices.”

Image hashes

MD5: 77f36a74e107c393d532b0ca3087c963
SHA-1: c670a10a7ed07335ea3c86ff7fe9a6d3fbb3c3b9
SHA-256: 94855497b879216e10e6c49ba7b01dfc47eb7c0a4fbba92fa576d24ca47459ab

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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