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45%
45% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
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:   1.3.347.0
MD5:   6f85f3875c387beea08a3a7d60b06036
SHA1:   26de0f2eb7f7c00d983e400c28608f6d0815128b

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. 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 Bureau from Microsoft Corporation and Bing Bureau by Microsoft Corporation. The file is digitally signed 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:1.3.347.0
Size:2.24 MB (2,353,880 bytes)
Build date:10/31/2013 10:31 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
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.

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}'

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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