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Should I remove Barra de Bing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,880
United States Rank #25,567
Reach 0.0189%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.61 days
490.08 days >
Average installed length: 257.50 days


VersionDistribution 1.61% 2.42% 0.54% 0.54% 0.27% 0.27% 0.54% 0.27%
7.1.391.0 0.81%
7.0.822.0 0.27%
7.0.756.0 0.27%
6.3.2380.0 1.34%
6.3.2348.0 1.88%
6.3.2322.0 15.86%
6.3.2291.0 31.45%
6.0.2282.0 26.34%
6.0.2237.0 0.27%
6.0.2156.0 0.27%
5.0.1449.0 5.91%
5.0.1438.0 6.99%
5.0.1401.0 1.61%
5.0.1399.0 0.27%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Microsoft

Barra de Bing

What is Barra de Bing?

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 to view the latest content from the MSN Portal without requiring them to move from the internet page they are currently browsing.


The most used version is 6.3.2291.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 975.59 KB (999,006 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bing.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bing Bar Installer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Bing Bar Installer\InstallManager.exe /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 975.59 KB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Barra de Bing

  • InstallManager.exe - Barra de Bing
  • bbsvc.exe - Bing Bar (BingBar Service)
  • bingapp.exe - Bing Client Application Process
  • bingbar.exe - Bing Client Extensions
  • bingext.dll - Extensiones de cliente de Bing
  • common.dll - Bing Client Common Library
  • defmgr.dll - Microsoft Default Manager
  • seanote.dll - Microsoft Search Note
  • seaport.exe - Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • bingext.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Bing Bar Helper' with the class of {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • bingext.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Bing Bar' with the class of {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} (Bing).
2 Services
  • seaport.exe runs as a service named 'SeaPort' (SeaPort) "Enables the detection, download and installation of up-to-date configuration files for Bing Bar. Also provides server communication for the customer experience improvement program. Stopping or disabling this service may prevent you from getting the latest updates for Bing Bar, which may expose your computer to security vulnerabilities or functional flaws in the Bing Bar.".
  • bbsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Bing Bar Update Service' (BBSvc) "Keeps Bing Bar up-to-date. Disabling this service might prevent updates and expose your computer to security vulnerabilities or functional flaws in Bing Bar.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0063082151%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00386299%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00244523%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:84,758
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:724 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.65 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Barra de Bing?

You can uninstall Barra de Bing from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Barra de Bing, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Barra de Bing.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Barra de Bing you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.60%
Windows 10 8.06%
Windows XP 4.57%
Windows Vista 3.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.27%
Windows 7 Starter 11.83%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.41%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.34% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 29.34%
  Mexico 18.11%
  United States 16.07%
  Colombia 7.40%
  Argentina 6.38%
  Peru 5.87%
  Venezuela 4.85%
  Chile 3.83%
  Ecuador 1.53%
  MA 0.77%
  Costa Rica 0.77%
  Guatemala 0.77%
  El Salvador 0.77%
  France 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.98%
Acer 22.73%
Dell 10.33%
Lenovo 7.44%
ASUS 6.20%
Toshiba 3.72%
Sony 1.24%
Intel 1.24%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Samsung 0.83%
Common models
HP G42 Notebook PC 6.38%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.32%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.72%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.66%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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