"BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process?

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A

"BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process represents "Intel(R) BlueTooth(R) HS Security Manager Service" program.

"BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   BTHSSecurityMgr

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
BTHSSecurityMgr.exe       2,756 K   Intel(R) BlueTooth(R) HS Security Manager Service

Additional information about "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Intel\BluetoothHS\BTHSSecurityMgr.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: BTHSSecurityMgr.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Intel\BluetoothHS\BTHSSecurityMgr.exe
   Description: Intel(R) BlueTooth(R) HS Security Manager Service
   Version: 15.5.0.8
   Size: 135952 bytes
   Last modified: 5/2/2012 3:49:44 PM
   Company Name: Intel(R) Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6871_none_08e717a5a83adddf

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKCR\AppID\{482B172F-9F8D-4426-82F1-A25293FC962A}
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\crypt32
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDllCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SystemCertificates\ROOT
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SystemCertificates\CA

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\system32\WINTRUST.dll
C:\Windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\OLEAUT32.dll

"BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "BTHSSecurityMgr.exe" process.

 

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