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What is seaport.exe?

Part of Bing Bar by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker for the Microsoft Bing Bar, a toolbar for Internet Explorer.
Description of seaport.exe from Microsoft
The Bing Toolbar helps you stay connected with friends. Get easy access to Facebook, email, weather and more. earch, connect with Facebook, sign up to earn rewards, and experience other cool features with the new Bing Bar, formerly Bing Toolbar, or MSN Toolbar. You'll get future updates to Bing Bar and other Microsoft products from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically.
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How does seaport.exe run?

Service - seaport.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SeaPort' (SeaPort). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SeaPort runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the seaport.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of seaport.exe users, 74.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is seaport.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01181% CPU118064.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.31 MB RAM20.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\seaport.exe

Are there other versions of Bing Bar?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Bing Bar.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: seaport.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Bing Bar
Description: Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker
Version: 3.1.161.0
Size: 243.8 KB
Original file name: SeaPort.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 10/19/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0126594300%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008529607%
User CPU: 0.01180646925704%
Privileged CPU time: 838669.18 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,020,300,271
CPU cycle count /min: 982,803
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.01 MB
Paged memory: 4.31 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.65 MB
Paged system memory: 96.51 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.8 KB
Working set memory: 7.3 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.01 MB
Min working set memory: 6.81 MB
Private memory: 4.31 MB
Page faults: 5,576
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 369
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 152.27 KB
Read transfer /min: 175 Bytes
Total write operations: 20
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 323.78 KB
Write transfer /min: 375 Bytes
Total other operations: 5,473
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 91.11 KB
Other Transfer /min: 89 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 260
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
sechost.dll
advapi32.dll
wow64.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\SeaPort.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\SeaPort.EXE"

Service details

Name: SeaPort
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “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.”

Image hashes

MD5: 78779ee07231c658b483b1f38b5088df
SHA-1: 51db2631aa2457646056681ad76e4865dd368bc1
SHA-256: 42de06151da17c218067ca3a22509bc626cb505f87238e39d024ce29554ef47d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
sensapi.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
winhttp.dll
wintrust.dll
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