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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 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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.
0.27584% CPU2758357.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.36 MB RAM20.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          380 /min16.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
120 context switches/sec120.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft\bingbar\seaport.exe

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 (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: SeaPort.EXE
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Bing Bar
Description: Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Broker
Version: 3.1.158.0
Size: 243.8 KB
Original file name: SeaPort.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/19/2010
Expiration date: 10/19/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.3043988697%
Privileged CPU: 0.0285631557%
User CPU: 0.27583571402104%
Total CPU time: 40 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 1664230.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 15 ms
User CPU time: 17.33 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 404,241,564
CPU cycle count /min: 51,537,851
Context switches /sec: 120
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 63.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 69.32 MB
Paged memory: 4.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.77 MB
Paged system memory: 113.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.61 KB
Working set memory: 5.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.97 MB
Min working set memory: 4.46 MB
Private memory: 4.36 MB
Page faults: 8,074
Page faults /min: 167
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 517
Read operations /min: 17
Total read transfer: 2.58 MB
Read transfer /min: 13.13 KB
Total write operations: 22
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 342.82 KB
Write transfer /min: 5.05 KB
Total other operations: 3,970
Other operations /min: 124
Total other transfer: 61.84 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2.76 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 256
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
advapi32.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-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: cc781378e7eda615d2cdca3b17829fa4
SHA-1: 86180e7f414029785e120b52a4fe7903e0c59067
SHA-256: 137bf83a2a3d69335ad031b8d73473526f782cb8917a34b3cd92f923e7660f2a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.34663
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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