What is bmctl.exe?

The genuine bmctl.exe file is a software component of Bytemobile Optimization Client by Bytemobile.
Allowing you to select the type of graphics transmitted across your internet connection, Bytemobile has the ability to optimize your connection speed based on the choice you make. The Bytemobile Optimization Client has a small interface that allows you to choose various graphics options, from high resolution compression to low quality. Your connection speed will vary based on your selection.

BmCtl stands for Bytemobile Control Process

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 bmctl.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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Bmctl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bmctl
Bmctl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Control Process or Bytemobile Control Process belongs to software Bytemobile Optimization Client by Bytemobile (

Description: Bmctl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bmctl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 380,928 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 390,272 bytes, 303,104 bytes, 339,968 bytes or 376,832 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The bmctl.exe file is not a Windows core file. Bmctl.exe is able to connect to the Internet, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program T-Mobile Internet Manager or Escritorio movistar, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on T-Mobile Internet Manager or Escritorio movistar in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify bmctl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bmctl.exe. Therefore, you should check the bmctl.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

its related to my cingular wireless. Although, it is out of control and eating up the cpu. I killed it from running and now, everything runs fine. Does not seem to affect my wireless access. So, what is Cingular using this for if it does nothing more than slow the process down.?
bmctl is used on my notebook by mobile-net (3) using lots of cpu-performance
If it's for my t-mobile wireless, it seems to be putting a strain on firefox, running cpu at 100%, same as bmop.exe, where'd they both come from?? i'm sure they weren't on the processes before.
Since Cingular is now AT&T, This is part of the AT&T Communication Manager Package that is avaiable at The package allows use of your wireless cell phone as a G3 tethering device. This software is related to network communication so there is potential seucirty risk but if you have the AT&T Communication Manager Software then do not worry about it.
  Mszapalac   (further information)
I have Cricket wireless, and I have just barely noticed it and it never ends with task manager. I just dont want to mess anything up so i haven't uninstalled it.
This seems to be a virus. Look for an executable called 7619656643.exe in your appdata\local folder and delete it. (You will need to go into Windows safe mode to be able to do so)
Installed as part of the AT&T Communication Manager for their USBConnect Lighting cellular modem

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bmctl.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think bmctl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think bmctl.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade bmctl.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving bmctl issues

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