What is BleServicesCtrl.exe?

The genuine BleServicesCtrl.exe file is a software component of Intel PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth by Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group.
“BleServicesCtrl.exe” loads Intel PROSet/Wireless Low-Energy (LE) Technology for Bluetooth. It loads and makes calls to “mbtleapi.dll” in the Microsoft .NET Framework which must therefore be present also. It usually resides in "C:\Program Files\intel\Bluetooth" and can be uninstalled by using the Control Panel and selecting "Bluetooth LE Services.” Intel’s software only supports Bluetooth LE for Windows 7 because later Windows versions (8/8.1/10) support it natively. “Low Energy Bluetooth” is different from “Classic Bluetooth” used for audio and Skype VoIP telephony because it is designed for “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices ranging from wearable heart monitors to LED light bulbs. The two forms are incompatible. Intel, an American multinational corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA, was founded in 1968 and strives to expand worldwide use of smart and connected technology. Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), an OEM-only supplier of Bluetooth radios and drivers to the laptop industry, may supply Intel also.

BLEServicesCtrl stands for Bluetooth Low Energy Services Control Protocol

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 BleServicesCtrl.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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BleServicesCtrl.exe file information

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

The process known as Bluetooth LE Services Control Protocol or Bluetooth LE Services Control Program belongs to software Bluetooth LE Services Control Protocol or Bluetooth LE Services Control Program or Intel Corporation-Mobile Wireless Group by Intel (

Description: BleServicesCtrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BleServicesCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,112 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 178,960 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. BleServicesCtrl.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with BleServicesCtrl.exe, you can uninstall Intel Corporation-Mobile Wireless Group software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or ask the developer, Intel, for assistance.

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If BleServicesCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 359,936 bytes. There is no file information. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. BleServicesCtrl.exe is able to monitor applications.

If BleServicesCtrl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 499,712 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. BleServicesCtrl.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BleServicesCtrl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Mal/Generic-S (detected by Sophos), and Gen:Variant.Graftor.113718 or Trojan.GenericKDV.1258000 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the BleServicesCtrl.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.


User Comments

part of Bluetooth. In my WIn7/64 it is in C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth also, it wirites a log file with name BLEServices.log in temp folder. As I have Bluetooth disabled, I cannot say more.

Summary: Average user rating of BleServicesCtrl.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving BleServicesCtrl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BleServicesCtrl. 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 BleServicesCtrl.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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