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BingPopup.exe Bing! Popup? Hmmm... I feel like HP could have come up with a better name for this Windows process. Everyone hates popups, and Bing... well, my Mom told me if I didn't have anything nice to say...
But anyway, apparently BingPopup.exe is a process belonging to the HP Touchpoint Manager software from HP Inc. The strangely named .exe is responsible for displaying pop-up notifications related to HP products, updates, and promotions. It sounds really fun and amazing, right?
As long as this .exe is signed by HP you should be safe to have it on your PC. However, it appears if you do quarantine this executable using our SpyShelter Antispyware app, it won't cause any serious problems with your PC.
Sometimes I just like to say "Bing" "Bing" "Bing" in the SpyShelter Cybersecurity Lab when nobody is around. "BING!" Try it, you might like it.
(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found HP Inc. should be the publisher of BingPopup.exe.
How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.
The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the BingPopup.exe process is safe or malware.
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