21b21 20.00%
d6860 10.00%
7ee43 20.00%
99664 10.00%
d8855 10.00%
e9f9a 10.00%
6e5df 10.00%
649bf 10.00%
(Note, Qualcomm Atheros publishes each variation of this file with the same version, but the hashes are unique.)



By Qualcomm Atheros (Signed)

Remove btpreload.exe


There are 8 versions of btpreload.exe in the wild, the latest version being . During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 63.13 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Qualcomm Atheros by VeriSign. The programs Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite (64), Atheros Bluetooth Suite (64) and Qualcomm Atheros WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation Program have been observed as installing specific variations of btpreload.exe. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR.


File name:btpreload.exe
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\bluetooth suite\btpreload.exe
Issued to:Qualcomm Atheros
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, February 23, 2012
Expiration date:Monday, February 23, 2015

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of btpreload.exe.)
Atheros Communications
8% remove
Atheros Bluetooth Suite (64-bit version) is the Bluetooth Software module for Atheros Commnucations line of Bluetool products. Atheros provides its own Bluetooth stack for easy portability and also su...
Atheros Communications
9% remove
Bluetooth Win7 Suite is a PC-based software package that provides the upper-layer Bluetooth stack functionality in support of the Atheros Bluetooth solution. Bluetooth Win7 Suite requires a Bluetooth ...
Qualcomm Atheros
1% remove
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth® technology. It’s a great way to sync and share files, photos, music, games and videos at the speed of Wi-Fi, but with the ease of Bluetooth. It’s also a great way to extend...
Qualcomm Atheros
7% remove
Qualcomm Atheros
5% remove
Atheros new WLAN and Bluetooth combo solution goes beyond coexistence to enable cooperation between WLAN, Bluetooth and even 3G technologies co-located on PC platforms. To support this new level of ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of btpreload.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'BtPreLoad' → "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtPreLoad.exe"

VersionsAll file variations of btpreload.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
21b21ab05abdb4dc64d2c1d21155d402 a641c43627f829946c64f2d52895fce1371d9ce2 63.13 KB
d68607907577d66527a999942c065090 027e611282f51017c7dcd87ab1ab0de94072e9ac 63.13 KB
7ee43d9f99e98838f36dfebe04117566 83eddedcbecaa0d99f9323ad68419d6393ea37ab 63.13 KB
996643178c150a64d5b202a85ad63c57 1533ea4f048f456b200f1ece76fe1863f322a772 63.13 KB
d88556d78136d2bc47b8589a0d710e8a da0fbf624ab3dafa38220d25166b6d3e60885880 63.13 KB
e9f9aaf6c3c6ee13148b7e03bcd1e8e9 28dfd3a5cefa360d2141c55dd51e3890ff992f4e 63.13 KB
6e5df58404b0ff40dd11e470f3d470a5 0f824059ae9868bb77adf91ab2e0a505b0843c10 63.13 KB
649bf0b110edf72cb6190ed93b50fd6a 2defddb04bbbe332d326eb24aae22bc18d79a96c 63.13 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 10.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 10.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 10.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 10.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of btpreload.exe.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Sony 61.54%
Acer 38.46%
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