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45% of PCs block this file from running.
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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
RegDeleteKeyW, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegEnumKeyW, RegEnumValueW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegDeleteValueW, TraceMessage, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle
crypt32.dll
CryptMsgGetAndVerifySigner, CryptUnprotectData, CryptProtectData, CertVerifyCertificateChainPolicy, CryptDecodeObject, CryptMsgClose, CryptMsgGetParam, CertCloseStore, CertFreeCertificateContext, CryptHashPublicKeyInfo, CryptQueryObject, CertGetCertificateChain, CertFreeCertificateChain
kernel32.dll
SetFileAttributesW, MultiByteToWideChar, WideCharToMultiByte, FreeLibrary, GetProcAddress, LoadLibraryW, GetModuleFileNameW, InitializeCriticalSection, SetEvent, WaitForSingleObject, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, CreateEventW, GetModuleHandleW, GetVersionExW, lstrlenW, InterlockedIncrement, FindResourceW, GetCommandLineW, OpenProcess, GetExitCodeProcess, CreateProcessW, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, OpenJobObjectW, AssignProcessToJobObject, GetSystemTime, FileTimeToSystemTime, GetTimeFormatW, CreateFileW, CreateTimerQueue, CreateTimerQueueTimer, DeleteTimerQueueTimer, DeleteTimerQueueEx, GetCurrentProcessId, CreateThread, GetFileAttributesW, RegisterWaitForSingleObject, UnregisterWait, QueueUserWorkItem, CreateJobObjectW, TerminateJobObject, SetInformationJobObject, GetCurrentThreadId, Sleep, GetFileSize, RaiseException, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, DecodePointer, EncodePointer, GetProcessHeap, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapDestroy, SizeofResource, LoadResource, GetLastError, LockResource, DosDateTimeToFileTime, LocalFileTimeToFileTime, CloseHandle, SetFileTime, SetFilePointer, ReadFile, WriteFile, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, lstrcmpA, FileTimeToLocalFileTime, LocalFree, LocalAlloc, GetUserDefaultLangID, GetPrivateProfileStringW, GetDateFormatW, FindResourceExW, IsDebuggerPresent, InterlockedExchange, InterlockedCompareExchange, HeapSetInformation, GetStartupInfoW, QueryPerformanceCounter, InterlockedDecrement, GetTickCount
msvcr100.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoInitializeEx, CoSuspendClassObjects, CoDisconnectObject, CoCreateFreeThreadedMarshaler, CoGetInterfaceAndReleaseStream, CoAddRefServerProcess, CoReleaseServerProcess, CoUninitialize, CoInitialize, CoCreateGuid, StringFromCLSID, CoCreateInstance, CoMarshalInterThreadInterfaceInStream, CoTaskMemFree
shell32.dll
SHGetFolderPathW, SHCreateDirectoryExW
shlwapi.dll
PathAppendW, UrlEscapeW, PathFileExistsW, StrRChrW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathFindFileNameW, PathIsDirectoryW
user32.dll
GetMessageW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, SystemParametersInfoW, SendMessageW, GetParent, GetActiveWindow, PostThreadMessageW, CharLowerBuffW, CharUpperW, CharNextW
wininet.dll
InternetOpenW, InternetConnectW, InternetSetStatusCallbackW, HttpOpenRequestW, HttpSendRequestW, InternetCloseHandle

BDRuntimeHost.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BDRuntimeHost.exe
Version:   1.3.174.0
MD5:   82414c369a186a383426ab718b8e1ac7
SHA1:   e3c08853158f3cd0e9974711e0303c23e70a9f0d
SHA256:   2726ebff78153cfb8ec32a8faacd695fa630d81d1f52cf1352c4b89d581aa6c0

Overview

bdruntimehost.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:bdruntimehost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Description:BDRuntimeHost.exe
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bdruntimehost.exe
File version:1.3.174.0
Size:341.63 KB (349,832 bytes)
Build date:6/27/2013 12:08 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
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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.
Network connections
  • [TCP] a23-73-180-136.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (23.73.180.136:80)
  • [UDP] listens on port 62816
  • [UDP] listens on port 58925
  • [UDP] listens on port 57235

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00089648%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00048039%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00041609%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:2,936 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:107,572/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:14.2 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):22.69 MB
    Private (minimum):14.11 MB
    Non-paged memory:14.2 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:127.91 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):137.56 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:16.97 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):22.74 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:47,610/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:1.06 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:796 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:436 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:20/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:16
    12
    Handles:327
    600
    GUI GDI count:8
    103
    GUI GDI peak:8
    142
    GUI USER count:25
    49
    GUI USER peak:30
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

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

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    BDRuntimeHost.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00034421%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00016799%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00017621%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:7,594/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:340 KB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00005837%
    Kernel CPU:0.00005837%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:2,390/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    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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