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What is "Broadcom"?

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#1 Laura_18


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

I have been to the "Uninstall List" of bleepingcomputers.com but cannot find entries for the following two programs:
1. "Broadcom Management Programs"
2. "Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Controller"

What are these? Are they essential for the smooth operating of my PC?

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

Is Broadcom your ISP? Or were they your ISP at one time?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:45 AM

Broadcom is a manufacturer of computer and server networking components based in Irvine CA. Very likely that your Network Interface Card in your computer is a Broadcom card. Or a card in your router if you have one or your cable modem has broadcom hardware. But I would say from the second item listed your NIC is Broadcom. And to answer your question. Yes you need those applications for your internet connection.

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