Bluetooth Software by Qualcomm Atheros (Signed)
There are 11 versions of btvstack.exe in the wild, the latest version being 188.8.131.52. btvstack.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. 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. In order execute the program with adminsitrator rights and prevent a UAC prompt, the program will add a job to the Windows Task Scheduler that will automtaiclaly start it when a user logs on. The average file size is about 125.08 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Qualcomm Atheros by VeriSign. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0029% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 21.23 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 727 Bytes per minute for reads and 3 Bytes per minute for writes.
What is btvstack.exe?
Extension Core is part of the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth software suite that manages installed devices with the integrated combo WLAN and Bluetooth chips.
About btvstack.exe (from Qualcomm Atheros)
“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 ”
|Publisher:||Qualcomm Atheros Commnucations|
|Product name:||Bluetooth Software|
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\bluetooth suite\btvstack.exe|
|Issued to:||Qualcomm Atheros|
Programs installed in
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Bluetooth Software.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of btvstack.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'
- 'BtvStack' → "C:\Program Files\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe"
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
- Login entry path '\BtvStack'
Policies Explorer run
All file variations of btvstack.exe
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows 8 Single Language
|Windows 8 Pro
|Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
|Windows 7 Ultimate
Distribution by country
United States installs about 42.86% of Bluetooth Software.
Distribution by PC manufacturer