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System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility

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System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility is a program developed by Microsoft. 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 13 files and is usually about 4.55 MB (4,771,840 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\apps\weather\7.0.850\images\icons
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ED1FF14A-4D5C-4ED3-A4C9-C69FEF29AC05}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility

  • bbsvc.exe - Bing Bar (BingBar Service)
  • bingapp.exe - Bing Client Application Process
  • bingbar.exe - Bing Client Extensions
  • bingext.dll
  • common.dll - Bing Client Common Library
  • defmgr.dll - Microsoft Default Manager
  • jewelextension.dll - Jewel Extension Library
  • locationdetection.dll
  • mailcomm.dll - Mail Communication Library
  • seanote.dll - Microsoft Search Note
  • seaport.exe - Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker
  • searchghosting.dll - Search Ghosting Library
  • searchhistorystore.dll - Search History Library

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 'BBSvc' (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 System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility?

Quickly and completely remove System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by System Center 2007 Hotfix Utility you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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