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Startup program entry details:

Bing Bar (mswinext.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

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Description:

Bing Bar - the latest incarnation of the MSN Toolbar from version 5.* onwards. This entry loads the toolbar into memory at start-up before you open your internet browser. Not required - it will load with the browser and remains in memory after the browser is closed

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1051.0\mswinext.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1355.0\mswinext.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1423.0\mswinext.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1430.0\mswinext.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bing Bar] "C:\Archivos de programa\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1051.0\mswinext.exe"

Other information:

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