What is obexsrv.exe?

The genuine obexsrv.exe file is a software component of Bluetooth Obex by Intel.
An application that moderates binary communication between devices, obexsrv uses a specific protocol to facilitate communication between your PC and your bluetooth device. This application starts with Windows and is always monitoring for the connection of a bluetooth device using OBEX. Founded in 1986, Intel is best known for inventing the x86 microprocessor. Today they continue to focus on microprocessors and integrated circuit technology and have a large library of products available for home PCs, both hardware and software.

ObExSrv stands for Bluetooth Object Exchange Service

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 obexsrv.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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Obexsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with obexsrv
Obexsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Bluetooth OBEX Service

belongs to software Intel PROSet Wireless Bluetooth or Intel® Wireless Bluetooth or Ralink Motorola (version BC4 Bluetooth 3.0+HS) or or Intel Corporation-Mobile Wireless Group or Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth® Technology

by Motorola Solutions or Intel (

Description: Obexsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The obexsrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,157,496 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 1,104,208 bytes and 13 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 file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to visit the support page or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Motorola Solutions Inc. or (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If obexsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 677,128 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to visit the website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Ralink Motorola BC4 Bluetooth 3.0+HS (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

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