What is BTSetBootKey.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 BTSetBootKey.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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BTSetBootKey.exe file information

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

The process BTSetBootKey.exe has no data about its author.

Description: BTSetBootKey.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The BTSetBootKey.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,864 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. BTSetBootKey.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It's used for Bluetooth.
  V. van Dijk   (further information)
Bluetooth device service. Not dangerous, if you need to use bluetooth
  luca t.  
Came with Taiwan BT adapter but may not be very well written code
  A Bell  
Bluetooth controller software (Blue Manager)
  Egor   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of BTSetBootKey.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks BTSetBootKey.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving BTSetBootKey issues

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