What does the btwdins.exe file do?
The btwdins.exe process is also known as Bluetooth Support Server and is a part of WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or, as the case may be, HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth wireless. This software is produced by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) or, as the case may be, WIDCOMM (www.widcomm.com). An obsolete or defective version of btwdins.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bluetooth Support Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bluetooth Support Server 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)
- btwdins.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module btwdins.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about btwdins.exe Bluetooth Support Server
btwdins.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Btwdins.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 873,248 bytes (14% of all these files), 258,103 bytes as well as 25 other variants.
It is the service "btwdins".
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Btwdins.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Btwdins.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 13% 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 btwdins.exe. 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 btwdins?
|part of bluetooth driver |
|Its for dlink bluetoth device |
|Installed with Logitech Bluetooth mouse |
|Bluetoth driver |
|BlueTooth Server (sysTray) Program |
Summary: 17 users judge btwdins.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted btwdins.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth wireless
To remove Bluetooth Support Server 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 WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth wireless in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if btwdins.exe (Bluetooth Support Server) 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 Bluetooth Support Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bluetooth Support Server 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 btwdins.exe 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.