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What is Ath_CoexAgent.exe?

The genuine Ath_CoexAgent.exe file is a software component of Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite by Qualcomm Atheros.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite, a software program that facilitates the functioning of Bluetooth adapters. Ath_CoexAgent.exe launches processes necessary for the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite to run. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite enables computers to use onboard Bluetooth adapters. The program is responsible for automatically installing and updating Bluetooth drivers. This program is usually preinstalled on computers that ship with a Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth adapter. Qualcomm Atheros (formerly known as T-Span Systems and Atheros Communications) is an American corporation that designs and develops semiconductor technology for network communications, specialising in wireless chipsets. The company was founded in 1998 by Teresa Meng and John L. Hennessy. Qualcomm acquired the company in 2011 for $3.7 billion making it a subsidiary and changing the name to Qualcomm Atheros.

Ath_CoexAgent stands for Atheros_Coex Service Agent for Windows

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Ath_CoexAgent.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ath_CoexAgent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Ath_CoexAgent
Ath_CoexAgent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Atheros Coex Service Application belongs to software Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client or Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client or Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite or Ath_Coex Application or Atheros Bluetooth Suite or Dell Bluetooth Installation by Atheros.

Description: Ath_CoexAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ath_CoexAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 323,584 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ath_coexagent.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with Ath_CoexAgent.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite or Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact www.qca.qualcomm.com to assist you.

Recommended: Identify Ath_CoexAgent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ath_CoexAgent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ath_CoexAgent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite on Win7 PRO SP1 x64 via ASUS P9X79 Deluxe driver disk.
  Mike Hostretler  
In Dell Wireless Folder
  Jeanjie  

Summary: Average user rating of Ath_CoexAgent.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving Ath_CoexAgent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Ath_CoexAgent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Ath_CoexAgent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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