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60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
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%



Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktopUpdater.exe
Version:   1.3.328.0
MD5:   bf69a753b63b47ae88e58903616091b1
SHA1:   d4c8f399d121baba2bf2b64e38b036e0212c4bc7

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 Bureau from Microsoft Corporation and Bing Bureau 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:1.3.328.0
Size:169.13 KB (173,192 bytes)
Build date:9/24/2013 5:14 PM
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
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

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00003014%
Kernel CPU:0.00002157%
User CPU:0.00000857%
Kernel CPU time:78 ms/min
CPU cycles:22,043/sec
Private memory:2.76 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):8.29 MB
Private (minimum):5.83 MB
Non-paged memory:2.76 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:75.69 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):82 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:8.13 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.3 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:3,277/min
I/O read transfer:71 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
I/O write transfer:68 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
I/O other transfer:44 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/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 (by Microsoft)

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%
Medion 0.99%
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