1.3.470.0 5.00%
1.3.423.0 0.71%
1.3.363.0 0.71%
1.3.347.0 2.14%
1.3.340.0 0.71%
1.3.328.0 0.71%
1.3.309.0 2.14% 7.86% 10.71% 10.00% 4.29% 0.71% 4.29% 6.43% 7.14% 20.71% 15.71%



Bing Desktop by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove BingDesktop.exe


There are 17 versions of bingdesktop.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1.3.470.0. bingdesktop.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 2.17 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0083% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 11.85 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 24.21 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 9.71 KB per minute for reads and 22.59 KB per minute for writes.

What is bingdesktop.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.


File name:bingdesktop.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:Bing Desktop
Description:Bing Desktop application
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingdesktop\bingdesktop.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Expiration date:Thursday, January 10, 2013

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
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 fe...
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 initia...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of bingdesktop.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'BingDesktop' → C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe /fromkey
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{F554B8B4-EAB0-46BC-9B40-AF5BD9B7B1EA}' runs on registration in the path '\{F554B8B4-EAB0-46BC-9B40-AF5BD9B7B1EA}'
  • The task '{BA5B5F83-966E-47CA-ACC3-E4D4FACD2EA5}' runs on registration in the path '\{BA5B5F83-966E-47CA-ACC3-E4D4FACD2EA5}'

VersionsAll file variations of bingdesktop.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
30ee672ad2c53bfb7dd4be6993b07c71 3c25e905ed000aac94bd77f4d2bc9043c4d387f2 2.26 MB
f9391940c8764dd5302436aed8f47931 cc7db591082a0f1cea5b0151a04b65d1ed07aa2a 2.26 MB
d7ef137d8560d1d89d76b2d9b9392a36 76bfabcfca07db41f53d53bf53e1146a8fe98728 2.25 MB
6f85f3875c387beea08a3a7d60b06036 26de0f2eb7f7c00d983e400c28608f6d0815128b 2.24 MB
2cba4fb64812f56c0383769aa70459d6 20cd5063cda3970bc785804a6f58bf8fc2bf6480 2.24 MB
87b749d3a62abde317ee04b1b236b28b ab70379f0bbf9cb6c2aea9a1b8990ab58177132c 2.15 MB
84aa4ee2452022683f0d478199644f4d 11355d46f71150fc60f1d6a26b20012b150385af 2.15 MB
8b37f30f511a1eae099f1a6c809ad06a 8b8499ed56546fb0e899ba3d39f95d0c8926fe0b 2.15 MB
7186f28dd62bc390e870b1817b8e2699 eba932aeacd76bc6c3587489f935cc6808376a5f 2.15 MB
581dceb6d5f00f5a2a77d67fddf2b9e6 7f08f9ce08184204e780e97ea49bb0036507510e 2.15 MB
cabf13f42347f917be58c1826641aab2 4f005ef2754e3eb4bf3b1f53a83e66095b677151 2.28 MB
e384a0aa7b763b71a802c3e624a6ffaa 68476102eca6a1413579ce5718ddee11e17a9f32 2.28 MB
b410776a3850ad5b09c271a931f702c4 d42095cb9914095ba12ad1c905af95ccf83b70e4 2.28 MB
f6e6cb242e68cfaed8936e37999b6789 24261d3493dbc4181354a7adb33dba6e069bb6e8 2.28 MB
dadfba1a2daa8412e5c70940d326fb63 71fb845f243230905e1db58bcd94ab0c93d6f515 2.03 MB
8c27c245faf58e5ee4f94a0f9422dcd2 a529e3638b5ee6f1488d50df961f79afcbe56bef 2.03 MB
48b1ff4bc51c3489129cafb511a92e0b 677ef160a83677c956786541f6601c1c9bc55f49 1.77 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.73%
Windows 8 Pro 13.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.79%
Windows 7 Professional 6.47%
Windows 8 5.76%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.76%
Windows 8.1 3.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.16%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.44%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.72%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.72%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.72%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.72%
Windows 7 Starter 0.72%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 71.22% of Bing Desktop.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 24.62%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 13.85%
Acer 9.23%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 6.15%
Sony 6.15%
Intel 4.62%
Medion 3.08%
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