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45% of PCs block this file from running.
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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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RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCloseKey, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegisterTraceGuidsW, TraceMessage, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW
CreateDIBSection, SelectObject, DeleteObject, DeleteDC, CreateSolidBrush, CreateCompatibleDC, BitBlt, CreateCompatibleBitmap
GdipCreateFontFamilyFromName, GdipFree, GdipCloneBrush, GdipDeleteBrush, GdipCreateSolidFill, GdipCreatePen1, GdipDeletePen, GdipGetDC, GdipReleaseDC, GdipDrawRectangleI, GdipFillRectangleI, GdipSetStringFormatTrimming, GdipCloneStringFormat, GdipDeleteStringFormat, GdipStringFormatGetGenericDefault, GdipGetFontHeightGivenDPI, GdipDrawImageRectRectI, GdipSetTextRenderingHint, GdipMeasureString, GdipDrawString, GdipGetFontHeight, GdipDeleteFont, GdipCreateFont, GdipGetGenericFontFamilySansSerif, GdipDeleteFontFamily, GdipAlloc, GdipFillRectangle, GdipDeleteGraphics, GdipCreateFromHDC, GdipGetImageHeight, GdipGetImageWidth, GdipDisposeImage, GdipCloneImage, GdipLoadImageFromFile, GdipLoadImageFromStream, GdiplusShutdown, GdiplusStartup, GdipDrawImageRectI
FreeLibrary, GetProcAddress, CreateThread, WaitForSingleObject, Sleep, CloseHandle, CreateEventW, LoadLibraryW, GetModuleHandleW, GetCommandLineW, GetCurrentProcessId, lstrcmpiW, lstrlenA, GetFileAttributesW, MultiByteToWideChar, WideCharToMultiByte, SystemTimeToFileTime, CompareFileTime, GetCurrentThreadId, SetEvent, OpenProcess, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateJobObjectW, AssignProcessToJobObject, SetInformationJobObject, RaiseException, GetFileSize, ReadFile, CreateFileW, QueueUserWorkItem, GetModuleFileNameW, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, GetStartupInfoW, HeapSetInformation, InterlockedExchange, DecodePointer, EncodePointer, IsDebuggerPresent, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, InterlockedPopEntrySList, VirtualAlloc, VirtualFree, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, InterlockedPushEntrySList, InterlockedCompareExchange, GetProcessHeap, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapDestroy, LockResource, lstrlenW, GetSystemTime, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, SetLastError, GetCurrentProcess, FlushInstructionCache, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedIncrement, QueryPerformanceFrequency, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetUserDefaultLangID, GetPrivateProfileStringW, FindResourceExW, FindResourceW, SizeofResource, GetLastError, LoadResource
CoInitialize, CoUninitialize, CoGetInterfaceAndReleaseStream, CoCreateInstance, CoCreateGuid, CoAddRefServerProcess, CoReleaseServerProcess, CoInitializeEx, CoMarshalInterThreadInterfaceInStream, CreateStreamOnHGlobal
ShellExecuteW, SHGetFolderPathW
PathRemoveExtensionW, PathIsDirectoryW, PathFindExtensionW
GetWindow, GetTopWindow, FindWindowW, EnumChildWindows, FillRect, GetClientRect, EndPaint, BeginPaint, GetForegroundWindow, IsWindowEnabled, EnableWindow, UpdateLayeredWindow, SetTimer, KillTimer, GetDC, ReleaseDC, OffsetRect, MonitorFromRect, GetMonitorInfoW, MoveWindow, UnregisterClassA, SetWinEventHook, UnhookWinEvent, MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, SetActiveWindow, SetForegroundWindow, CopyRect, EqualRect, GetParent, IsWindowVisible, EndDeferWindowPos, DeferWindowPos, BeginDeferWindowPos, SetWindowPos, IsWindow, PostMessageW, PeekMessageW, CharNextW, CharUpperW, PostThreadMessageW, DispatchMessageW, TranslateMessage, GetMessageW, SystemParametersInfoW, LoadCursorW, SetWindowLongW, GetWindowLongW, GetAncestor, SetWindowTextW, GetWindowThreadProcessId, DrawFocusRect, PtInRect, GetSysColor, GetCursorPos, SetCursor, GetWindowRect, RedrawWindow, InvalidateRect, UpdateWindow, ReleaseCapture, SetCapture, GetKeyState, GetFocus, SetFocus, GetDlgItem, ShowWindow, DestroyWindow, CreateWindowExW, GetClassInfoExW, RegisterClassExW, CallWindowProcW, DefWindowProcW, SendMessageW, GetMessageTime, GetMessagePos, TrackMouseEvent, MapWindowPoints


Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BDExtHost.exe
Version:   1.3.363.0
MD5:   10cc3dd7db444cd280d56e326e699a1b
SHA1:   8b1467d3ac22929826ec17a0bd55958142a19ff9


bdexthost.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-Desktop from Microsoft Corporation and Bing-Desktop by Microsoft Corporation. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.


File name:bdexthost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdexthost.exe
File version:1.3.363.0
Size:202.71 KB (207,576 bytes)
Build date:12/3/2013 3:54 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
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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
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.
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 ...

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00014619%
Kernel CPU:0.00013613%
User CPU:0.00001006%
Kernel CPU time:203,125 ms/min
Private memory:1.64 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):6.86 MB
Private (minimum):6.63 MB
Non-paged memory:1.64 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:76.16 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):81.21 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:6.83 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.89 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:19
GUI GDI peak:23
GUI USER count:16
GUI USER peak:18

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdexthost.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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