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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% 7.86% 10.71% 10.00% 4.29% 0.71% 4.29% 6.43% 7.14% 20.71% 15.71%


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Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktop.exe
MD5:   f6e6cb242e68cfaed8936e37999b6789
SHA1:   24261d3493dbc4181354a7adb33dba6e069bb6e8
SHA256:   60c329237b3b905f7a429068b5293c3124b141cfd9ebe22be90c3d696e3d0080

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.


bingdesktop.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent dragon.exe (Comodo Dragon by Comodo Security Solutions). 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.


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:
Size:2.28 MB (2,387,048 bytes)
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
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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 ...


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 51390
  • [UDP] listens on port 64077

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.05875708%
    Kernel CPU:0.02769247%
    User CPU:0.03106461%
    Kernel CPU time:7,359 ms/min
    CPU cycles:15,571,717/sec
    Context switches:25/sec
    Private memory:17.33 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):31.45 MB
    Private (minimum):22.66 MB
    Non-paged memory:17.33 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:171.66 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):201.11 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:22.68 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):43.82 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:49,844/min
    I/O read transfer:11.44 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:6.47 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:13/sec
    I/O other transfer:1.07 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:24/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:164
    GUI GDI peak:184
    GUI USER count:78
    GUI USER peak:88

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Undefined
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe" /fromkey
    Parent process:dragon.exe (Comodo Dragon by Comodo Security Solutions)

    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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