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What is btwdins.exe?

Part of Bluetooth Software by Broadcom.

What is it?

Bluetooth Support Server for Broadcom's OEM distributed Bluetooth Windows software drivers. This module is installed as part of the OEMs driver updates.
Description of btwdins.exe from Broadcom.
With a pure digital CMOS approach and excellent blocking performance, Broadcom's Bluetooth chipsets and system solutions provide the technology to make wireless personal area networking a reality. Providing radio frequency, baseband, system and complete software support to OEMs and system integrators, Broadcom's Bluetooth chips enable the wireless sharing of data among scores of electronic devices, from mobile phones and wireless stereo headsets to PDAs and automobiles.
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How does btwdins.exe run?

Service - btwdins.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the btwdins.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of btwdins.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is btwdins.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01100% CPU109987.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.89 MB RAM8.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 8 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          12 context switches/sec12.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\widcomm\bluetooth software\bin\btwdins.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Bluetooth Software

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)

About Broadcom Corporation.

Broadcom Corporation engages in the design, development, and supply of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications equipment manufacturers. The company More...
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File details

File name: btwdins.exe
Name: Bluetooth Software
Description: Bluetooth Support Server
Size: 248.05 KB
Original file name: BTWDIns.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0111212445%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001225021%
User CPU: 0.01099874236319%
Total CPU time: 16 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 7.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 7.81 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 12
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 21.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 22.68 MB
Paged memory: 1.89 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.01 MB
Paged system memory: 35.68 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.64 KB
Working set memory: 2.06 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.88 MB
Min working set memory: 2.06 MB
Private memory: 1.89 MB
Page faults: 1,562
Page faults /min: 226
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 26
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 1.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 258 Bytes
Total write operations: 26
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 1.7 KB
Write transfer /min: 269 Bytes
Total other operations: 424
Other operations /min: 63
Total other transfer: 6.34 KB
Other Transfer /min: 980 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 49
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): 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

Image hashes

MD5: 14ed6f66e516ef4ba45052c232a2350c
SHA-1: 573968bed2fa63be5dc1d80b37c0d20ae1d382fc
SHA-256: c4484af94f3aa734cc9deda91e88caeef6a6b7006f0dbf1384f15bc14dd06354

PE image details

File entropy: 6.00400
File packed: No
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