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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 '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 0.4% of all Boost users have the btwdins.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of btwdins.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is btwdins.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU113.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.79 MB RAM8.3%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\thinkpad\bluetooth software\bin\btwdins.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (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: 260.05 KB
Original file name: BTWDIns.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000880486%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000767198%
User CPU: 0.00001132885701%
Privileged CPU time: 656.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 21.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 22.42 MB
Paged memory: 1.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.88 MB
Paged system memory: 34.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.56 KB
Working set memory: 2.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.54 MB
Min working set memory: 2.29 MB
Private memory: 1.79 MB
Page faults: 4,317
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 124
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 72.07 KB
Read transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total write operations: 123
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 8.52 KB
Write transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,952
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 28.14 KB
Other Transfer /min: 14 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 51
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\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: cb2a3bae9aad6b42f7b6473363bbc168
SHA-1: 6106f23d7a15f1be2abbdf7fa3978e8ed32ed644
SHA-256: fbee03e3d458c7be998b85af059af84685f2548994528504f4899b7c26042e22

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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