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What is bingbar.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 bingbar.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 bingbar.exe run?

Process - bingbar.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. bingbar.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the bingbar.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of bingbar.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bingbar.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
1.80295% CPU18029529.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
18.78 MB RAM87.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     100 /min4.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,140 context switches/sec1140.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\bingbar.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?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

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: bingbar.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation. (verified)
Name: Bing Bar
Description: Bing Client Extensions
Version: 7.1.362.0
Size: 415.27 KB
Original file name: BingExt.dll

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.8917562504%
Privileged CPU: 0.0888033097%
User CPU: 1.80295294069327%
Privileged CPU time: 441.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 60,023,358
CPU cycle count /min: 3,755,581
Context switches /sec: 1,140
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 94.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 96.48 MB
Paged memory: 18.78 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.2 MB
Paged system memory: 102.76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.41 KB
Working set memory: 25.46 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.85 MB
Min working set memory: 24.19 MB
Private memory: 18.78 MB
Page faults: 8,180
Page faults /min: 10
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,086
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 2.39 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.28 KB
Total write operations: 63
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 27.03 KB
Write transfer /min: 46 Bytes
Total other operations: 8,274
Other operations /min: 15
Total other transfer: 117.43 KB
Other Transfer /min: 189 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 33
Peak USER objects: 36
Handle count average: 333
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\7.1.362.0\BingBar.exe" -Embedding

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 63358
UDP: LISTENING on port 53543

Image hashes

MD5: 59d7e1003c3b11cce70442894e2cd4ed
SHA-1: 3ce4fa930bd0b17b38bd178efe2b49550b21c76a
SHA-256: aa98e439a382217c4dd1896b66cd0ad607af5088c816a897dda8b86b7a022e97

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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