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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:   1.3.167.0
MD5:   581dceb6d5f00f5a2a77d67fddf2b9e6
SHA1:   7f08f9ce08184204e780e97ea49bb0036507510e
SHA256:   21dab0537c693bcd29c464f884fccebfaa7688f4ff581ca3998f0ebc7722e157

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 soluto.exe (Soluto Anti-Frustration Software by Soluto). 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:1.3.167.0
Size:2.15 MB (2,249,352 bytes)
Build date:6/4/2013 11:35 PM
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
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
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 ...

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
  • [TCP] 199.117.103.168:80
  • [UDP] listens on port 55291
  • [UDP] listens on port 57676
  • [UDP] listens on port 1046
  • [UDP] listens on port 53229
  • [UDP] listens on port 59155

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00138348%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00082133%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00056215%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:2,897 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:4,771,910/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:47/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:8.65 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):24.73 MB
    Private (minimum):18.6 MB
    Non-paged memory:8.65 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:180 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):195.52 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:23.51 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):31.58 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:17,197/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:5.92 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:2/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:6.31 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:7/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:1.57 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:27/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:10
    12
    Handles:384
    600
    GUI GDI count:140
    103
    GUI GDI peak:144
    142
    GUI USER count:92
    49
    GUI USER peak:104
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Tray notification:Yes
    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:64-bit
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /fromkey
    • "C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /fromkey
    • /fromkey /firstrun
    Owner:User
    Parent processes:

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    BingDesktop.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00389574%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00185836%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00203738%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:1,368,543/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Context switches:20/sec
    79/sec
    Memory:2.18 MB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00072015%
    Kernel CPU:0.00036007%
    User CPU:0.00036007%
    Memory:712 KB
    mshtml.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00009627%
    Kernel CPU:0.00009627%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:57/sec
    Memory:13.69 MB
    wow64.dll
    Total CPU:0.00009190%
    Kernel CPU:0.00009190%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:15,328/sec
    Memory:252 KB
    WININET.dll
    Total CPU:0.00004001%
    Kernel CPU:0.00004001%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    Memory:924 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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