What is btwdins.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 btwdins.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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Btwdins.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with btwdins
Btwdins.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Bluetooth Support Server or Bluetooth by hp

belongs to software WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or Bluetooth Software (version 1.4.2 Build 10) or HP Integrated Module with or IOGEAR Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth wireless or Broadcom Bluetooth Software or Belkin Bluetooth Software or ThinkPad Bluetooth with or Broadcom (version 2070 Bluetooth)

by Broadcom ( or WIDCOMM (

Description: Btwdins.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Btwdins.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 266,295 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 258,103 bytes and 51 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The btwdins.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Btwdins.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Broadcom provides direct support ( or and update information ( or You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMSI Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology.

Recommended: Identify btwdins.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as btwdins.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the btwdins.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

Installed by USB dongle.
A part of Xp security 2011. an easy file that is minipulated be careful
Bluetooth file
It links system to viruses...
  Bill Yo momma  
Widcomm bluetooth applet to connect devices
massive CPU hog. doesnt seem to cause problems upon removal
  Angus Lewington  
My services.exe process sometimes takes up 10-40% of my CPU. Ending btwdins.exe stops it. Not sure what it's doing.
Installiert vom MSI Bluetooth Dongle
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of btwdins.exe: based on 29 votes with 9 reviews. 17 users think btwdins.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think btwdins.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade btwdins.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving btwdins issues

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