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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,780
United States Rank #19,403
Reach 0.1088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.50 days
339.21 days >
Average installed length: 178.23 days


VersionDistribution 22.15%
1.3.472.0 0.51%
1.3.470.0 2.52%
1.3.466.0 1.12%
1.3.463.0 0.23%
1.3.423.0 0.42%
1.3.402.0 0.65%
1.3.363.0 0.51%
1.3.347.0 26.49%
1.3.340.0 0.56%
1.3.328.0 0.19%
1.3.322.0 7.98% 4.57% 26.31% 0.37% 1.77% 0.19% 0.33% 0.84% 1.12% 1.17%

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Bing Bureau

What is Bing Bureau?

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.

About  (from Microsoft)

Enhance your Windows 7 installations with the royalty-free Bing Bar. It is an easy way to provide extra benefits to your customers when you preinstall it on new PCs—and it can be used with Windows Internet Explorer. It provides fast and safe online search, consolidates email accounts, and provides breaking news, direct...  Read more


The most used version is 1.3.347.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is BingDesktop.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 5.24 MB (5,499,124 bytes). BingDesktopUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bing.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7D095455-D971-4D4C-9EFD-9AF6A6584F3A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.24 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Bing Bureau

Program executable:BingDesktop.exe
Name:Bing Desktop
Bing Desktop Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\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.
Additional files:
  • BDAppHost.exe - Bing Desktop
  • BDExtHost.exe
  • BDRuntimeHost.exe
  • BDSurrogateHost.exe
  • BingDesktop.exe - Bing Desktop Application
  • BingDesktop_Res.dll - Bing Desktop resources
  • BingDesktop_ResAUS.dll
  • BingDesktop_ResCAN_EN.dll
  • BingDesktop_ResCHS.dll
  • BingDesktop_ResDEU.dll - Bing Desktop-Ressourcen
  • BingDesktop_ResESP.dll - Recursos de Bing Desktop
  • BingDesktop_ResFRA.dll - Ressources de Bing Desktop
  • BingDesktop_ResGBR.dll
  • BingDesktop_ResJPN.dll
  • BingDesktopRestarter.exe - Bing Desktop restarter
  • BingDesktopUpdater.exe - Bing Desktop updating service
  • DefMgr.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll
  • TaskbarBand.dll
  • TaskbarBand64.dll
  • DefaultPack.EXE - DefaultPack

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BingDesktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D5DF9549-15FA-424E-A7D1-CB9F0EC429F0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BingDesktop.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
  • BingDesktopUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'BingDesktopUpdate' (BingDesktopUpdate) "Bing Desktop Update Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • BingDesktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BingDesktop' and executes as C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • BingDesktop.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe /RestartByRestartManageC:A2D0915D-BE28-4e24-A3C5-B2784EB0F8C6 /RestartByRestartManageC:2337ED9D-2F80-4b18-9B39-EBF87CFBD1C6 /RestartByRestartMana.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BingDesktop.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BingDesktop' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe /fromkey.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BingDesktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop\BingDesktop.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010186544%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00060497%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00041369%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:809,962
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.03 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0000977046%
Kernel CPU:0.00007316%
User CPU:0.00002455%
CPU cycles/sec:8,425
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes
Memory:2.38 MB
Total CPU:0.0010193334%
Kernel CPU:0.00055358%
User CPU:0.00046575%
CPU cycles/sec:48,616
I/O reads/min:106 Bytes

How do I remove Bing Bureau?

You can uninstall Bing Bureau 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 Bing Bureau, 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 Bing Bureau.

Win 10 47%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.20%
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows Vista 4.99%
Windows XP 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.29%
Windows 7 Professional 11.64%
Windows 8.1 11.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.05%
Windows 10 Home 8.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.81% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 71.81%
  MA 6.92%
  United States 5.72%
  DZ 4.99%
  TN 2.39%
  Canada 1.77%
  Belgium 1.30%
  CI 0.73%
  Switzerland 0.47%
  Spain 0.42%
  MQ 0.26%
  Netherlands 0.26%
  SN 0.26%
  United Kingdom 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.37%
Acer 19.20%
ASUS 17.81%
Dell 13.65%
Toshiba 7.79%
Samsung 5.17%
Lenovo 1.62%
MSI 1.39%
Sony 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.74%
ASUS All Series 2.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.31%

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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