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

VersionsAdditional versions

1.3.470.0 5.00%
1.3.423.0 0.71%
1.3.363.0 0.71%
1.3.347.0 2.14%
1.3.340.0 0.71%
1.3.328.0 0.71%
1.3.309.0 2.14%
1.3.174.0 7.86%
1.3.171.0 10.71%
1.3.167.0 10.00%
1.2.126.0 4.29%
1.2.118.0 0.71%
1.2.115.0 4.29%
1.2.113.0 6.43%
1.1.166.0 7.14%
1.1.165.0 20.71%
1.0.45.0 15.71%

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BingDesktop.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktop.exe
Version:   1.0.45.0
MD5:   48b1ff4bc51c3489129cafb511a92e0b
SHA1:   677ef160a83677c956786541f6601c1c9bc55f49
SHA256:   c3cdeebbde6e6f138590b3041477b5720030e1d9e97ec7d722aadd61110869e7

What is BingDesktop.exe?

Bing Desktop is a gadget-like Windows program for Windows 7 that adds a search bar to Windows Desktop and changes the desktop background to that of Bing's image of the day.

Overview

bingdesktop.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent chrome.exe (Google Chrome by Google Inc). It is set to be start when the PC boots and any user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the all users under the local machine). 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.

DetailsDetails

File name:bingdesktop.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Description:Bing Desktop application
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe
File version:1.0.45.0
Size:1.77 MB (1,858,152 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Expiration date:Thursday, January 10, 2013
Digital DNA
File packed:No
.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.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'BingDesktop' → C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe /fromkey
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{F554B8B4-EAB0-46BC-9B40-AF5BD9B7B1EA}' runs on registration in the path '\{F554B8B4-EAB0-46BC-9B40-AF5BD9B7B1EA}'
  • The task '{BA5B5F83-966E-47CA-ACC3-E4D4FACD2EA5}' runs on registration in the path '\{BA5B5F83-966E-47CA-ACC3-E4D4FACD2EA5}'
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 51572
  • [UDP] listens on port 54162
  • [UDP] listens on port 62674
  • [UDP] listens on port 57154
  • [UDP] listens on port 49157
  • [UDP] listens on port 60817
  • [UDP] listens on port 53526
  • [UDP] listens on port 54093
  • [UDP] listens on port 51780

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.02008695%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.01182646%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00826049%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:1,985 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:2,521,968/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:87/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:7.67 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):13.84 MB
    Private (minimum):6.6 MB
    Non-paged memory:7.67 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:133.89 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):152.73 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:8.19 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):27.56 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:98,710/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:18.64 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:18/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:20.73 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:22/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:1.25 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:22/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:7
    12
    Handles:310
    600
    GUI GDI count:57
    103
    GUI GDI peak:64
    142
    GUI USER count:29
    49
    GUI USER peak:35
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:64-bit
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /fromkey
    Owner:User
    Parent process:chrome.exe (Google Chrome by Google Inc)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    BingDesktop.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.01168612%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00621054%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00547558%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:2,379,874/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Context switches:18/sec
    79/sec
    Memory:1.81 MB
    1.16 MB
    wow64.dll
    Total CPU:0.00388216%
    Kernel CPU:0.00310622%
    User CPU:0.00077594%
    CPU cycles:17,059/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00013538%
    Kernel CPU:0.00006265%
    User CPU:0.00007273%
    CPU cycles:3,267/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    wow64cpu.dll
    Total CPU:0.00002561%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001281%
    User CPU:0.00001281%
    CPU cycles:27,136/sec
    Memory:32 KB

    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 41.73%
    Windows 8 Pro 13.67%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 10.79%
    Windows 7 Professional 6.47%
    Windows 8 5.76%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 5.76%
    Windows 8.1 3.60%
    Microsoft Windows XP 3.60%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 2.16%
    Windows Vista Ultimate 1.44%
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.44%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.72%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 0.72%
    Windows 8 Enterprise 0.72%
    Windows Vista Home Basic 0.72%
    Windows 7 Starter 0.72%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 71.22% of Bing Desktop.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Hewlett-Packard 24.62%
    Dell 20.00%
    Toshiba 13.85%
    Acer 9.23%
    ASUS 7.69%
    Lenovo 6.15%
    Sony 6.15%
    GIGABYTE 4.62%
    Intel 4.62%
    Medion 3.08%
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