What is btplayerctrl.exe?

The genuine btplayerctrl.exe file is a software component of Intel PROSet/Wireless For Bluetooth by Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group.
"Btplayerctrl.exe" is the primary executable process for Intel PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth Technology, (meaning Classic Bluetooth, not Low Energy), and both Intel and Motorola have produced versions of it although these may be customizations of drivers from Cambridge Silicone Radio (CSR) who provide OEM Bluetooth radios and drivers to almost all laptop manufacturers. The process can be uninstalled via the Control Panel. The Motorola version is only used under Windows 7 where, as its name suggests, PROSet/Wireless integrates with the Windows Media Player, and with Skype VoIP telephony software if it is present, to allow use of the Bluetooth device for music or telephone conversations. The Intel version of "btplayerctrl.exe" is used only under Win8/8.1/10 where Windows handles Bluetooth audio profiles natively and integration with VoIP or the Media Player is outside of this module's scope. Some users have reported the loss of ability to stream music from their computer to their home audio systems when they upgraded a PC to Win8 or above and this may be due to still having the Motorola Win7 version of this program. Intel, the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer, was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA. Bluetooth technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) is part of its effort to innovate and expand smart and connected technology worldwide.

BtPlayerCtrl stands for Bluetooth Media Player Controller

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 btplayerctrl.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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Btplayerctrl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with btplayerctrl
Btplayerctrl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Bluetooth Media Player Controller

belongs to software Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for or or Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology or Motorola Bluetooth

by Intel ( or Motorola Solutions.

Description: Btplayerctrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Btplayerctrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 936,272 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 839,744 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The btplayerctrl.exe file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can remove the entire program Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group or using Windows Control Panel or get help from the software vendor Intel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as btplayerctrl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the btplayerctrl.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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Best practices for resolving btplayerctrl issues

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