What does the obexsrv.exe file do?
The obexsrv.exe process is also known as Bluetooth OBEX Service and is a part of Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or, as the case may be, Intel® Wireless Bluetooth. This software is produced by Motorola Solutions or, as the case may be, Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of obexsrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bluetooth OBEX service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bluetooth OBEX service 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)
- obexsrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module obexsrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about obexsrv.exe Bluetooth OBEX service
obexsrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file obexsrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,157,496 bytes (20% of all these files), 1,165,688 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
It is the service "Bluetooth OBEX".
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The obexsrv file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The obexsrv file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 15% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A obexsrv.exe file has a 12% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 1,161,592 bytes. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Obexsrv.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software.
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 obexsrv.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 obexsrv?
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 Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or Intel® Wireless Bluetooth
To remove Bluetooth OBEX service 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 Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or Intel® Wireless Bluetooth in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if obexsrv.exe (Bluetooth OBEX service) 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 OBEX service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bluetooth OBEX service 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 obexsrv.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.