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%



Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktopUpdater.exe


bingdesktopupdater.exe has 18 known versions, the most recent one is 1.3.470.0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'Bing Desktop Update service' with the name 'BingDesktopUpdate'. In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 166.27 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Microsoft Corporation by the certification authority Microsoft Corporation. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0007% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 3.61 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 7.29 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.73 KB per minute for reads and 98 Bytes per minute for writes.

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.


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
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Expiration date:Thursday, January 10, 2013
Windows Service
Service name:BingDesktopUpdate
Display name:Bing Desktop Update service
Description:“Bing Desktop Update Service”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Bing Desktop.)
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...
Microsoft Corporation
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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 initia...
Microsoft Corporation
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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 fe...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of bingdesktopupdater.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'BingDesktopUpdate' (Bing Desktop Update service)
  • BingDesktopUpdate

VersionsAll file variations of bingdesktopupdater.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
9bf7ed72685e81bf8763b1585d40c57f 0860746455b9147dddf5d6dcbee85e57b3a1046b 169.72 KB
e63436b86ee10b761a0d46b30679b8e2 60275c189a18c3e1120e0aa1ce1044e4b362790f 169.21 KB
d1668fa23d26cc97aebf0ebae1a015b7 ab8996e4e7831c61b5b6dc9b9ae02dd8379faff1 169.21 KB
680ec296f805c07a525e5a9ab3a225e2 c36d0cbaf0c32be650c887ea6ff0c259e6c31244 169.21 KB
672cde9a0651ed4e9e243dabf762278a 29a1b135a4b843fe1f170acf1b764f91e96dc892 169.21 KB
bf69a753b63b47ae88e58903616091b1 d4c8f399d121baba2bf2b64e38b036e0212c4bc7 169.13 KB
2126cca1f93d7bcdf6f37cb8a7bfc004 78c9390d776402150f5725cf47257fcd346724e5 169.13 KB
55b849b78292d8ea1e70d77bea50ece5 8c305261bd7a7f65a5c556bb2aeaf3256475df3d 169.13 KB
4af6b0ccd9974a69df2c91301370b381 cf7b3ef5c3b6f9e8e412415bd88c3ac8ff312fd8 169.13 KB
65608c44e71d7ba056c9efcd8a00a7fe df94b0d123b28b8438553780aa43cc7f18f6344b 169.13 KB
84f44d5580b381a615423723d43f82d9 5bf6a8821def8a08d102a89fdf244b82fd3d2652 169.13 KB
85d5e6ac46a2ae4672c1ac813ae45b95 c699bf835c4e5f38e18fdd9318c12c5ec56803c5 164.64 KB
633cd23c2efad807ac8b54978a56cfda ad6c5487e48ed1497f96645de2a7714b23f68d18 164.59 KB
dd369001a61ad8b5a916e281835c8f25 f8c8848928d27c9d920bec22f993f83982b3daad 164.59 KB
d1ea0584675ff4d15c6906866eefb43f a814ccdc211a45775c838525b1cc08ef986e4b85 164.59 KB
71b1869f96c978771f1616467302ab5a 607e2275613da17bd3c77bbc890451fea627080b 162.51 KB
8dc837789bbf0e1bef252a8f7c101f7b 05bdf0b7d0b4dcbb75376cf8bfde1278d03e4b08 162.52 KB
1b63f2b7ca6b5290cc124cdd07520bc9 0b62b65670a864d5ccc0f51b4733a633cf06eb1b 148.1 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.74%
Windows 8 Pro 11.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.57%
Windows Vista Home Premium 9.13%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows 8 6.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.91%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.61%
Windows 8.1 1.74%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.87%
Windows 7 Starter 0.87%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.43%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.43%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.43%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 65.07% of Bing Desktop.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 24.17%
Dell 18.01%
Toshiba 12.32%
ASUS 11.37%
Acer 10.43%
Sony 9.48%
Lenovo 4.74%
Intel 4.74%
Medion 0.95%
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