How to eliminate BCM42RLY driver problemsThe BCM42RLY.sys (BCM42RLY.sys) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The BCM42RLY.sys process is also known as Broadcom iLine10™ PCI Network Adapter Proxy Protocol Driver or, as the case may be, BCM42RLY and is a part of Broadcom iLine10™ PCI Network Adapter. This software is produced by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com). An obsolete or defective version of BCM42RLY.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- BCM42RLY.sys has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- BCM42RLY.sys has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- BCM42RLY.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module BCM42RLY.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about BCM42RLY.sys BCM42RLY.sys
BCM42RLY.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. BCM42RLY.sys is found in no folder.
The file size is 0 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this reason, 20% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves BCM42RLY.sys. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about BCM42RLY?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Broadcom iLine10™ PCI Network Adapter
To remove BCM42RLY.sys from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Broadcom iLine10™ PCI Network Adapter in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if BCM42RLY.sys (BCM42RLY.sys) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of BCM42RLY.sys. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for BCM42RLY.sys or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or BCM42RLY.sys is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.