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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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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegEnumKeyW, GetTraceLoggerHandle, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceEnableFlags, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegEnumValueW, RegQueryValueW, TraceMessage, RegDeleteKeyW, RegDeleteValueW, RegSetValueExW, RegCreateKeyExW, AdjustTokenPrivileges, LookupPrivilegeValueW, OpenProcessToken
comctl32.dll
_TrackMouseEvent, InitCommonControlsEx, ImageList_GetIconSize
comdlg32.dll
GetFileTitleW
gdi32.dll
SetWindowOrgEx, OffsetWindowOrgEx, SetWindowExtEx, ScaleWindowExtEx, ExtSelectClipRgn, CreatePatternBrush, SelectPalette, GetObjectType, CreateHatchBrush, CreateRoundRectRgn, CreateRectRgnIndirect, SetRectRgn, CombineRgn, GetMapMode, DPtoLP, CreateDIBitmap, EnumFontFamiliesW, GetTextCharsetInfo, CreateEllipticRgn, CreatePolygonRgn, Polyline, Ellipse, Polygon, RealizePalette, SetPixel, ScaleViewportExtEx, CreatePalette, GetPaletteEntries, GetNearestPaletteIndex, GetSystemPaletteEntries, OffsetViewportOrgEx, EnumFontFamiliesExW, ExtFloodFill, SetPaletteEntries, LPtoDP, GetWindowOrgEx, GetViewportOrgEx, PtInRegion, FillRgn, FrameRgn, GetBoundsRect, SetPixelV, GetTextFaceW, GetRgnBox, SetViewportExtEx, SetViewportOrgEx, Escape, ExtTextOutW, TextOutW, RectVisible, PtVisible, GetPixel, GetWindowExtEx, GetViewportExtEx, SelectClipRgn, SetLayout, GetLayout, SetTextAlign, MoveToEx, LineTo, SetPolyFillMode, SetBkMode, RestoreDC, SaveDC, CreateBitmap, SetBkColor, SetTextColor, CreateDCW, CopyMetaFileW, GetDeviceCaps, Rectangle, GetBkColor, GetTextExtentPoint32W, GetTextColor, GetTextMetricsW, CreateDIBSection, IntersectClipRect, ExcludeClipRect, GetClipBox, SetMapMode, CreateSolidBrush, CreateRectRgn, GetStockObject, OffsetRgn, CreateFontW, SetDIBColorTable, PatBlt, GetObjectW, CreateFontIndirectW, BitBlt, CreateCompatibleBitmap, DeleteObject, CreateCompatibleDC, StretchBlt, SelectObject, DeleteDC, SetStretchBltMode, CreatePen, SetROP2, CreateBitmapIndirect
gdiplus.dll
GdipFree, GdipSetInterpolationMode, GdipCreateBitmapFromHBITMAP, GdipCreateBitmapFromStream, GdipGetImageHeight, GdipGetImageWidth, GdipFlush, GdipCreateSolidFill, GdipDeleteBrush, GdipAlloc, GdipDeleteGraphics, GdipCreateFromHDC, GdipFillRectangleI, GdiplusStartup, GdipDrawImageI, GdipGetImageGraphicsContext, GdipDisposeImage, GdipCloneImage, GdipCreateBitmapFromScan0, GdipBitmapUnlockBits, GdipBitmapLockBits, GdipGetImagePalette, GdipGetImagePaletteSize, GdipGetImagePixelFormat, GdipCreateBitmapFromFile, GdiplusShutdown, GdipLoadImageFromStream, GdipDrawImageRectI, GdipDrawImageRectRectI
imm32.dll
ImmReleaseContext, ImmGetContext, ImmGetOpenStatus
kernel32.dll
DllMain
msimg32.dll
TransparentBlt, AlphaBlend
ole32.dll
CoCreateInstance, OleInitialize, OleUninitialize, CoCreateGuid, StringFromCLSID, CoTaskMemFree, OleRun, CreateStreamOnHGlobal, CoInitialize, CoUninitialize, CoRegisterMessageFilter, CoRevokeClassObject, OleLockRunning, IsAccelerator, OleTranslateAccelerator, OleDestroyMenuDescriptor, OleCreateMenuDescriptor, CoInitializeEx, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, DoDragDrop, OleFlushClipboard, OleIsCurrentClipboard, CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal, StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes, StgOpenStorageOnILockBytes, CoGetClassObject, OleGetClipboard, RevokeDragDrop, CoLockObjectExternal, RegisterDragDrop, CLSIDFromString, CLSIDFromProgID, PropVariantClear, OleDuplicateData, CoTaskMemAlloc, ReleaseStgMedium, StringFromGUID2
oleacc.dll
AccessibleObjectFromWindow, CreateStdAccessibleObject, LresultFromObject
oledlg.dll
OleUIBusyW
psapi.dll
GetProcessImageFileNameW
shell32.dll
SHGetFolderPathW, SHAppBarMessage, SHGetDesktopFolder, SHGetSpecialFolderLocation, SHGetMalloc, SHGetPathFromIDListW, SHBrowseForFolderW, SHGetFileInfoW, ShellExecuteW, DragFinish, DragQueryFileW, SHLoadInProc, Shell_NotifyIconW
shlwapi.dll
PathIsUNCW, PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathAppendW, UrlEscapeW, PathFileExistsW, SHStrDupW, PathFindExtensionW, PathStripToRootW, PathIsDirectoryW, PathFindFileNameW, UrlUnescapeW
uiautomationcore.dll
UiaHostProviderFromHwnd, UiaLookupId, UiaReturnRawElementProvider
user32.dll
DllMain
uxtheme.dll
DrawThemeText, CloseThemeData, OpenThemeData
wininet.dll
InternetReadFile, InternetWriteFile, InternetSetFilePointer, InternetGetLastResponseInfoW, HttpQueryInfoW, InternetOpenUrlW, InternetQueryDataAvailable, InternetQueryOptionW, InternetCanonicalizeUrlW, InternetCrackUrlW, HttpSendRequestW, HttpOpenRequestW, InternetConnectW, InternetSetStatusCallbackW, InternetOpenW, InternetCloseHandle, InternetGetConnectedState
winmm.dll
PlaySoundW
winspool.drv
ClosePrinter, DocumentPropertiesW, OpenPrinterW

BingDesktop.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktop.exe
Version:   1.3.363.0
MD5:   d7ef137d8560d1d89d76b2d9b9392a36
SHA1:   76bfabcfca07db41f53d53bf53e1146a8fe98728

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:1.3.363.0
Size:2.25 MB (2,355,416 bytes)
Build date:12/3/2013 3:55 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.
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}'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00042896%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00034518%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00008378%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:515,625 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:5/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.98 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):16.32 MB
Private (minimum):15.24 MB
Non-paged memory:3.98 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:132.18 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):142.34 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:16.15 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):16.39 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:4
12
Handles:312
600
GUI GDI count:81
103
GUI GDI peak:96
142
GUI USER count:45
49
GUI USER peak:59
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /fromkey
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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