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45% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

1.3.470.0 13.04%
1.3.363.0 4.35%
1.3.340.0 4.35%
1.3.309.0 4.35% 21.74% 26.09% 26.09%


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Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BDAppHost.exe
Version:   1.3.340.0
MD5:   87aba577deb484bc33b6146971cacaa6
SHA1:   5960319010cc16dcbd99d2ffa9c3a4e1bd3e2c4d


bdapphost.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Bing Desktop published by Microsoft Corporation, Bing Bureau from Microsoft Corporation and Bing Bureau by Microsoft Corporation. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.


File name:bdapphost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdapphost.exe
File version:1.3.340.0
Size:149.71 KB (153,304 bytes)
Build date:10/23/2013 10:11 AM
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Thursday, January 24, 2013
Expiration date:Thursday, April 24, 2014
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
More details


The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
26% remove
Bing Desktop marries the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage with a quick and convenient search interface so you don’t have to open our browser to start a search session or get the latest headlines. Every day, the Windows Desktop Background will automatically refresh to a high resolution version of the day’s home page, drawn from the images Bing uses around the world. Bing Desktop also provides a fast and simple route to get search results.
Microsoft Corporation
24% remove
Bing Bar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft. Bing Bar was previously supported on Mozilla Firefox but Microsoft discontinued support. Bing Bar incorporates features from Windows Live and from the Bing search engine. The Bing Bar user-interface enables visual effects such as flip, slide and rollover animations, colors and themes. The toolbar features "flyout" content windows, which enables users ...
Microsoft Corporation
21% remove
Bing Desktop is a program developed by Microsoft which allows users to search Bing from the desktop, and to set their desktop background to the Bing homepage image. Bing Desktop allows users to initiate a web search from the desktop, view news headlines, automatically set their background to the Bing homepage image, or choose a background from the previous nine background images.

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00005857%
Kernel CPU:0.00001440%
User CPU:0.00004416%
Kernel CPU time:156,001 ms/min
Private memory:1.66 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.11 MB
Private (minimum):280 KB
Non-paged memory:1.66 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:82.01 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):85.76 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:476 KB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.15 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:10
GUI GDI peak:11
GUI USER count:5
GUI USER peak:10

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdapphost.exe" -embedding
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.43%
Windows 8 Pro 13.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 8 8.70%
Windows 8.1 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.35%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.35%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 47.83% of Bing Desktop.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Acer 17.24%
Dell 13.79%
ASUS 6.90%
Medion 6.90%
Intel 6.90%
Sony 6.90%
Lenovo 6.90%
Toshiba 6.90%
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