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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%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

BDExtHost.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BDExtHost.exe
Version:   1.3.309.0
MD5:   f3f53cb9bfdb7abec09589a4779a9468
SHA1:   b22fcee684805eba693fa4d8ffd5a9d801e45e0a

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:1.3.309.0
Size:202.63 KB (207,496 bytes)
Build date:9/15/2013 10:13 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.

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00016464%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00008232%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00008232%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:47 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:8,672/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.69 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):7.12 MB
Private (minimum):7.02 MB
Non-paged memory:1.69 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:75.68 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):80.73 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:7.07 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):7.13 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,045/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:207 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:8 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:4
12
Handles:145
600
GUI GDI count:19
103
GUI GDI peak:26
142
GUI USER count:20
49
GUI USER peak:24
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
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)

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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