What is bcmwltry.exe? Should I remove it?

Bcmwltry.exe is a component of Broadcom Wireless LAN Card 

Bcmwltry.exe is not a malicious file – in most cases. The legitimate process is usually used by BroadCom's Wireless Network Tray Applet in order to provide an uninterrupted connection for the wireless network. It is not a component of the Windows operating system, so it is safe to remove. However, if that is done, you may render your wireless connection useless, as there would be no software to support your network card.

In some cases, malware can be disguised as Bcmwltry.exe and run in the background. Therefore, if you notice the process under the same name, you should investigate further and delete all the malicious files immediately (otherwise, you may risk sensitive information disclosure, monetary loss, or other negative consequences).

Name Bcmwltry.exe
Type A component of Broadcom Wireless adapter software
Function To support wireless connection on a computer and other devices
Potential dangers Malware might be disguised under the same name – diagnosis required
Removal Should only be removed if you are sure it is a fake version of software. Best thing to do is can your machine with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or another security software
Further steps If your machine was infected with malware, clean your web browsers automatically and repair virus damage with ReimageIntego

Drivers are extremely useful software components that are required for any Windows operating system. Without them, most hardware would simply not work, as drivers provide a link that helps peripherals like mice, keyboards, printers, and internal components (video cards, network adapters, etc.) to communicate properly.

This is why users may start experiencing problems with their operating system when incompatible or corrupt drivers are installed on the system. To avoid that, you can always use an automatic driver updater such as DriverFix.

Since Bcmwltry.exe is a part of the driver package, the location of the legitimate file is one of the following (depending on the version of your Windows OS):

  • C:\Windows\System;
  • C:\Winnt\System32;
  • C:\Windows\System32.

However, it is very important to note that malware might also be disguised under the name of any legitimate executable to avoid detection by weak security tools and deceive users into believing that the file is legitimate. While there could be some system malfunctions during the operation of some malicious programs, it is not always the case.

That being said, you should always monitor the behavior of Windows; for example, high CPU/Memory usage of certain processes or frequent crashes might indicate a malware infection. At the same time, this behavior might not be related to malware at all.

In other words, an investigation is required. The easiest way to check whether you run contaminated files or programs on your machine is to scan it with powerful anti-malware, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. Additionally, ReimageIntego can be used as a tool to fix virus damage that could be caused by the infection.

Prevent malware infiltration with these tips

Malware is indeed relatively less prevalent when it comes to the frequency of regular computer users being infected, thanks to implemented security measures by tech giants such as Google or Microsoft. The malicious websites are often taken down, and Google repels most of the malware within its web store with the help of powerful scanners.

Despite these efforts, malware still thrives, and it is up to you to do everything to prevent its installation on your machine. Being careful is a good first step, but equipping your device with a robust anti-malware tool is a must. By not ignoring warnings from security software, you can be almost guaranteed that your PC will remain safe. Don't forget to practice other security measures as well:

  • Patch your OS and installed software with all the security updates when such are released;
  • Use strong passwords for all your accounts and never reuse them;
  • Do not visit high-risk websites; e.g., sites that distribute software cracks or pirated program installers;
  • Never allow email attachments to run macros on tour device – scan them with security software before opening;
  • Do not believe prompts online that claim your system is infected and you need some type of remover to eliminate the threat; also watch out for fake updates for Flash Player or other popular software.

Saw Bcmwltry.exe while not using Broadcom Wireless adapter? Remove it

Cybercriminals often disguise the most common executables under well-known process or executable names, e.g., unins000.exe, svchost.exe or MsMpEng.exe. Technically, every file could be malware, so it is always worth checking it. To say the least, you should never ignore warnings that come from your security software if such is installed. In any case, you could be guessing forever, so it is best to leave the job of detection and elimination for professional anti-malware software.

If you are, in fact, using the wireless adapted by Broadcom and you have detected the Bcmwltry.exe file on your device, you should not remove it, or you might lose your wireless connection. If you are experiencing problems with drivers, you should reinstall them and see if that helps.

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