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What is bcmwltry.exe?

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 bcmwltry.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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Bcmwltry.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bcmwltry
Bcmwltry.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller or Broadcom (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Controller, 802.11 Wireless Network Controller) or DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller or BCM 802.11g Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet or Wireless Network Tray Applet or Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or Belkin 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Controller or BT Voyager (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Controller)

belongs to software Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller or Broadcom (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Controller, 802.11 Wireless Network Controller, 802.11 Network Adapter) or DW WLAN Card Utility or Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility or Broadcom Wireless Utility or DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller or BCM 802.11g Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet or Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or Wireless Network Tray Applet or Belkin 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Controller

by Dell (www.dell.com) or Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) or Belkin (www.belkin.com) or Dell Computer (www.dell.com) or BT Voyager or Motorola (www.motorola.com) or U.S. Robotics (www.usr.com).

Description: Bcmwltry.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bcmwltry.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,253,376 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 2,506,752 bytes and 57 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bcmwltry.exe.html 
Bcmwltry.exe is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Bcmwltry.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with bcmwltry.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) completely remove Broadcom Corporation Wireless Network Tray Applet or Dell / Belkin Wireless (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the www.broadcom.com support page [1][2]
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bcmwltry.exe, for example PTCH_KATUSHA.W (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Win32.Patched.mf (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the bcmwltry.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

Caused my laptop (Dell Studio) to disconnect from the internet and crash repeatedly
  Tony  
Comodo antivirus/firewall blocked it when it tried to run on my last start-up.
  Un-kown file, - run or block  
It is part of the Dell wireless controller by Broadcom. I deinstalled Symantec Anti Virus and found that the MFC71.DLL became missing. BCMWLTRY.EXE kept telling me that it couldn't find MFC71.DLL. I reinstalled the driver for the Dell Wireless card and the problem went away.
  JimC  
As Millerd1 said; If your running a Dell Studio laptop. DELETE THIS FILE. This is a known issue that Dell refuses to repair. Will eat your memory and burn up your processor from it trying to work so hard. Process had my cpu running at 109 degrees when it usually runs around 80 degress, and fan runs ALL THE TIME.
  J Badger  
shows up as risky during my nod 32 search and I deleted the wireless lan and had to recover it so my computer could access the web, so I was searching to see what this file is because it was highlighted in red on my Nod 32 scan. Nod32 found 2 issues, all my icons are hidden, and files locked. I have a virus Program data MiswcacyhifUS.exe which is a variant of Win32/Kryptic.AGKE trojan which NOD 32 found and cleaned. I now have to find out what I can do to unlock all my filles. says I had a video hardware error.....still searching for the resolution.
  ldm  
Caused 10 minute shutdown on windows XP pro
  Ant  
I was running my Magic Jack phone every day on an unprotected Dell laptop and next time I restarted bcmwltry.exe pop up stated could not load and starting in Safe mode it ran extremely slow and could not do anything. After a few minutes tried to reboot and laptop could no longer find the Hard Drive at all! U
   
its related to a belkin router
   
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bcmwltry.exe: based on 66 votes with 9 reviews. 31 users think bcmwltry.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 12 users suspect danger. 6 users think bcmwltry.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade bcmwltry.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving bcmwltry issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bcmwltry. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bcmwltry.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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