What is BMLoad?

The genuine BMLoad.sys file is a software component of Bytemobile Optimization Client by Bytemobile.
Bytemobile Optimization Client is a data compression software. BMLoad.sys is a kernel driver associated with the Bytemobile Optimization Client. This is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to cause problems. Bytemobile Optimization Client is an obsolete desktop program that uses the Bytemobile Optimization Service Node server to increase data delivery speeds over an internet connection by compressing online graphics. The quality of the visible graphics may be set according to user preferences. This program has currently been assimilated in ByteMobile's Adaptive Traffic Management application available for desktops as well as smartphones. Bytemobile was a multinational company that specializes in mobile video and multimedia optimization. The company had offices in Australia, China, UAE, Greece, India, UK, Ireland and the US, catering to 130 operators in over 60 countries. Bytemobile was founded in 2000 and was acquired in June 2012 by Citrix Systems, Inc.

BmLoad stands for Bytemobile Kernel Driver Loader

BMLoad.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if BMLoad.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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BMLoad.sys file information

The process known as Bytemobile Kernel Driver Loader or Bytemobile Boot Time Load Driver belongs to software Bytemobile Optimization Client or Bytemobile Boot Time Load Driver by Bytemobile (

Description: BMLoad.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file BMLoad.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,184 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. BMLoad.sys is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with BMLoad.sys, you can look for help from the software company Bytemobile or uninstall Bytemobile Inc. from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify BMLoad.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as BMLoad.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the BMLoad.sys 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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Best practices for resolving BMLoad issues

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