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45%
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%
1.3.174.0 21.74%
1.3.171.0 26.09%
1.3.167.0 26.09%

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advapi32.dll
RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCloseKey, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegisterTraceGuidsW, TraceMessage, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW
gdi32.dll
CreateDIBSection, SelectObject, DeleteObject, DeleteDC, CreateSolidBrush, CreateCompatibleDC, BitBlt, CreateCompatibleBitmap
gdiplus.dll
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
kernel32.dll
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
msvcr100.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoInitialize, CoUninitialize, CoGetInterfaceAndReleaseStream, CoCreateInstance, CoCreateGuid, CoAddRefServerProcess, CoReleaseServerProcess, CoInitializeEx, CoMarshalInterThreadInterfaceInStream, CreateStreamOnHGlobal
shell32.dll
ShellExecuteW, SHGetFolderPathW
shlwapi.dll
PathRemoveExtensionW, PathIsDirectoryW, PathFindExtensionW
user32.dll
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

BDExtHost.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BDExtHost.exe
Version:   1.3.470.0
MD5:   b59421860fd19d81be1385c594795389
SHA1:   ca45e935597de72ab9cb6ff51d83cacc6ea16a2f

Overview

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.

DetailsDetails

File name:bdexthost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Description:BDExtHost.exe
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdexthost.exe
File version:1.3.470.0
Size:203.72 KB (208,608 bytes)
Build date:6/3/2014 9:34 AM
Certificate
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
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

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)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00025932%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00016656%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00009276%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:676 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:127,215/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:2.48 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):8.58 MB
Private (minimum):5.63 MB
Non-paged memory:2.48 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:79.62 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):82.9 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:6.68 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.6 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:3,537/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.76 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:5/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:166 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:22/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:133
600
GUI GDI count:19
103
GUI GDI peak:27
142
GUI USER count:21
49
GUI USER peak:26
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:High
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdexthost.exe" -embedding
Owner:User
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.03292009%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.03285701%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00006308%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:19,858/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:1.66 MB
1.16 MB
BDExtHost.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00057555%
Kernel CPU:0.00040888%
User CPU:0.00016667%
CPU cycles:14,653/sec
Memory:200 KB

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%
GIGABYTE 10.34%
ASUS 6.90%
Medion 6.90%
Intel 6.90%
Sony 6.90%
Lenovo 6.90%
Toshiba 6.90%
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