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60% of PCs block this file from running.
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Performance resource utilization

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% 4.76% 12.12% 8.23% 7.36% 0.43% 3.03% 5.63% 12.99% 22.94% 15.58%


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Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktopUpdater.exe
MD5:   633cd23c2efad807ac8b54978a56cfda
SHA1:   ad6c5487e48ed1497f96645de2a7714b23f68d18
SHA256:   77d96c328d5454755be4736f27eb9deca7297dca795ac82971b1ddaa44aaa180

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.


bingdesktopupdater.exe runs as a service under the name Bing Desktop Update service (BingDesktopUpdate) with extensive SYSTEM privileges (full administrator access). 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.


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:
Size:164.59 KB (168,544 bytes)
Build date:3/26/2013 3:28 AM
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 ...


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'BingDesktopUpdate' (Bing Desktop Update service)
  • BingDesktopUpdate
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 65404

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00009183%
    Kernel CPU:0.00004591%
    User CPU:0.00004591%
    Kernel CPU time:109 ms/min
    CPU cycles:14,805/sec
    Private memory:4.51 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):7.38 MB
    Private (minimum):7.26 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.51 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:75.91 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):79.91 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:7.28 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):7.39 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:2,495/min
    I/O read transfer:43 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:42 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:199 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:13/sec
    Resource allocations

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktopupdater.exe"
    Windows Service
    Service name:BingDesktopUpdate
    Display name:Bing Desktop Update service
    Description:“Bing Desktop Update Service”
    Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)


    BingDesktopUpdater.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00003285%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001971%
    User CPU:0.00001314%
    CPU cycles:664/sec
    Memory:168 KB
    1.16 MB
    winhttp.dll (Windows HTTP Services by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00001649%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000330%
    User CPU:0.00001319%
    CPU cycles:6,570/sec
    Memory:384 KB

    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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