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60%
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%
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%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

BingDesktopUpdater.exe

Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktopUpdater.exe
Version:   1.2.115.0
MD5:   dd369001a61ad8b5a916e281835c8f25
SHA1:   f8c8848928d27c9d920bec22f993f83982b3daad
SHA256:   62caada1439983631492c521b706510b97cc7b35f4e862de1966b9f5b7efe011

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) 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.

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:1.2.115.0
Size:164.59 KB (168,536 bytes)
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
More details

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.
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 ...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
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)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00016912%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00008935%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00007977%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:195 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:109,472/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.42 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):8.13 MB
Private (minimum):2.08 MB
Non-paged memory:3.42 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:77.82 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):83.79 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.92 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.14 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:11,232/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:21.51 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:72 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:70 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:8
12
Handles:147
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktopupdater.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:BingDesktopUpdate
Display name:Bing Desktop Update service
Description:“Bing Desktop Update Service”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00012252%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00006057%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00006195%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:45,949/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:1.66 MB
1.16 MB
BingDesktopUpdater.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00008555%
Kernel CPU:0.00008486%
User CPU:0.00000069%
CPU cycles:4,048/sec
Memory:168 KB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

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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