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What is bbsvc.exe?

Part of Bing Bar by Microsoft.

What is it?

Bing Bar (formerly MSN Toolbar) is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft. Bing Bar replaced Windows Live Toolbar in Windows Live Essentials. Bing Bar incorporates features from Windows Live and from the Bing search engine. The Bing Bar features integration with Microsoft Bing search engine. Bing Bar also incorporates Windows Live features such Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live ID.
Description of bbsvc.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 bbsvc.exe run?

Service - bbsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'BBSvc' (BingBar Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. BingBar Service 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the bbsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of bbsvc.exe users, 75.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bbsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02518% CPU251762.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.63 MB RAM16.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\bbsvc.exe

Are there other versions of 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 (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: bbsvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation. (verified)
Name: Bing Bar
Description: BingBar Service
Version: 7.1.362.0
Size: 189.27 KB
Original file name: BBSvc.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0302115216%
Privileged CPU: 0.0050352536%
User CPU: 0.02517626801513%
Privileged CPU time: 80.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 614,929,971
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 64.64 MB
Paged memory: 3.63 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.67 MB
Paged system memory: 58.26 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.97 KB
Working set memory: 8.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.93 MB
Min working set memory: 8.85 MB
Private memory: 3.63 MB
Page faults: 2,593
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 87
Total read transfer: 30.29 KB
Total write operations: 34
Total write transfer: 60.55 KB
Total other operations: 1,732
Total other transfer: 30.76 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 363
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\7.1.362.0\bbsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: BingBar Service
Service name: BBSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “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.”

Network connectivity

TCP: cds95.ewr9.msecn.net on port 50085

Image hashes

MD5: 47480f4260dae9aa589bcaf924b3767a
SHA-1: a0d081e9ddbe6827e8e1b8d958e3ff9e24d95de4
SHA-256: 00c46d6714be9b24682a953f0bc05004aeac664073e0418dff5cb9b738281993

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
sensapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
ws2_32.dll
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