What is BtvStack.exe and why is Skype asking me to allow it?

By | August 1, 2013

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You open Skype and get a notification about something called BtvStack.exe with the message “BtvStack.exe wants to use Skype”

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What the heck right?!

This turns out to be a Bluetooth Driver requesting access so that if you for example had a Bluetooth headset, you could use it with Skype.

Allow access is only necessary if you indeed do want to use Bluetooth headsets and the like with Skype.  So in the meantime you can safely Deny access.

In the future, to allow it again, you can go to Tools->Options->Advanced->Advanced Settings and select Manage other programs’ access to Skype

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and click on Change next to the BtvStack.exe option and then click on Allow this program to use Skype

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14 thoughts on “What is BtvStack.exe and why is Skype asking me to allow it?

  1. George

    Thank you, I was very concerned because my computer chose this time to become unresponsive. The unresponsive issue is mostly associated with Skype and does not occur if I disable Skype – back to the drawing board.

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  2. David Bolton

    Thank you for a short, clear answer. Would that all queries about ‘unusual’ requests were answered as well on other sites – I’m bookmarking you,Rob. Thank you

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  3. Robert Allison

    Many thanks for the information.
    With all the possible problems associated with security would it not have been better to give an explanation at source?

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    1. Rob Schmuecker Post author

      Hi Robert,

      I quite agree, its very user-unfriendly and would make life much easier if the developers actually stated what it means to begin with!

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  4. Coco

    What a great, clear, complete, easy to understand answer!! Thank you so much!

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  5. Ollie Breen

    Thank you sir, clear, concise, peace of mind answer. What is rare in the world is truly wonderful. Well done.

    Reply
  6. Fabrizio

    Thanks Rob. Very clear and useful when someone doesn’t understand anything about computers (like me)..

    Reply

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