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VersionsAdditional versions

1.3.470.0 2.16%
1.3.363.0 0.43%
1.3.347.0 1.73%
1.3.341.0 0.43%
1.3.340.0 0.43%
1.3.328.0 0.43%
1.3.322.0 0.43%
1.3.309.0 0.87%
1.3.174.0 4.76%
1.3.171.0 12.12%
1.3.167.0 8.23%
1.2.126.0 7.36%
1.2.118.0 0.43%
1.2.115.0 3.03%
1.2.113.0 5.63%
1.1.166.0 12.99%
1.1.165.0 22.94%
1.0.45.0 15.58%

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BingDesktopUpdater.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktopUpdater.exe
Version:   1.3.309.0
MD5:   55b849b78292d8ea1e70d77bea50ece5
SHA1:   8c305261bd7a7f65a5c556bb2aeaf3256475df3d

What is BingDesktopUpdater.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. Bing Desktop updating service is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

Overview

bingdesktopupdater.exe runs as a service under the name Bing Desktop Update service (BingDesktopUpdate) within the local user context. 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:bingdesktopupdater.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Description:Bing Desktop updating service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktopupdater.exe
File version:1.3.309.0
Size:169.13 KB (173,192 bytes)
Build date:9/15/2013 10:16 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
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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

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'BingDesktopUpdate' (Bing Desktop Update service)
  • BingDesktopUpdate

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.50%
Windows 8 Pro 12.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 8 7.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 3.00%
Windows 8.1 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 61.81% of Bing Desktop.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 23.15%
Dell 16.75%
Toshiba 12.81%
ASUS 11.82%
Acer 10.84%
Sony 9.85%
Lenovo 4.93%
Intel 4.93%
GIGABYTE 3.94%
Medion 0.99%
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