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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:   1.3.309.0
MD5:   84aa4ee2452022683f0d478199644f4d
SHA1:   11355d46f71150fc60f1d6a26b20012b150385af

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 Desktop from Microsoft Corporation and Bing Desktop 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:1.3.309.0
Size:2.15 MB (2,257,544 bytes)
Build date:9/15/2013 10:14 AM
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.

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}'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00190037%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00134207%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00055830%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:750 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:3,988,912/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:44/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:4.63 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):17 MB
Private (minimum):16.38 MB
Non-paged memory:4.63 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:130.45 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):136.25 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:16.94 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):17 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:9,422/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:254 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:38 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:572 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:26/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:329
600
GUI GDI count:92
103
GUI GDI peak:98
142
GUI USER count:59
49
GUI USER peak:66
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /restartbyrestartmanageC:9ceb22c0-ed3c-459a-b926-c7ba2d6f688c
Owner:User

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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