BTVStack.exe requesting access to Skype on every startup
At home I'm using a desktop computer. It has ASUS motherboard with Atheros Bluetooth chip. I have all the drivers installed but I'm not using Bluetooth at all.
Some time ago I started getting these notifications every single time I started Windows:
btvstack.exe is requesting access to Skype. Only allow access to programs downloaded from a trusted source as they will be able to use information such as your Skype contacts and messages.
No matter what option I selected, it would ask me again on next reboot. Bloody hell!
If you google for the solution, you'll notice that:
- It's a quite common problem;
- Most common solution is to deny/allow access either using the dialog above, or Tools->Options->Advanced->Advanced Settings->Manage other programs’ access to Skype;
- Another solution for Windows 8+ is to deselect "Allow Bluetooth devices to send you PIM items such as business cards, calendar items, e-mail messages, and notes. " in Bluetooth Control Panel applet;
Unfortunately, first solution was not working for me. And second solution is not feasible because there is no such option in Windows 7 Control Panel.
Since I don't need Bluetooth but I don't like to have broken drivers, I decided to disable just the offending DLL. From the elevated command-prompt I ran
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\SkypeAgent.dll"
and the problem has disappeared. Great success! smile
Hope this helps someone else too.
Thanks for sharing ... it might be useful.
I have a lot of problems with Skype on my Win8 (and a lot of "missing features" of course) but I don't have this specific problem ... at least not yet :p
Unfortunately there's still no alternative client for the skype protocol.
Hey Tonyweb, this problem is specific to Atheros bluetooth drivers which have "special support" for Skype and Outlook, no matter if you want it or not. :)
On a completely unrelated subject - any particular reason why you're staying on Win8? You should be entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 10 which is far less buggy system. Even Microsoft wants to forget about Windows 8.. ;)
Hey kao, thanks for your answer.
I have an Asus notebook with Atheros wireless card ... that's why I understand ;)
As for my OS ... I recently switched from Win8 Home to Win8Pro, and it was quite a pain, ehehhe .... when I'll be proud enough I'll upgrade to Win10 :)
Thanks and Best Regards,