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So, i was putting some order in my "Downloads" folder, and all of a sudden, each time i tried to drag and drop files into different folders, the process crashed and ESET showed the MSIL BING_C Pua notice. I ignored it but it became impossbile to use file explorer and drag file...mid-drag the notification would pop, the drag process would freeze and i had to click "Ignore" again. It all went into a loop until i clicked "Clean".

I don't mind the cleanup, even if each time that happens, the active themes in my display and access window stop changing and everything becomes very boring.

Are these MSIL BING_[LETTER] really a threat? Was Bing monitoring my operations in File Explorer when ESET triggered the notice? Why does that happen? What does BING have to do with my folder operations?

 

Thanks for any insight.

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Is bing toolbar installed from Edge?

Edge tries to force Bing bar on the Desktop

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On 4/14/2024 at 10:25 AM, Marcos said:

Please refer to https://forum.eset.com/topic/40574-msilmicrosoftbingd/ where it was discussed. Note that the Bing detection is not malware but potentially unwanted application which are not detected by default.

 

Yes, but your notification kept blocking me from dragging files in File Explorer and i began to wonder what could BING have to do with an internal, offline process while trying to connect to the outside. So i cleaned it up eventually.

I still do not understand why all these generally "online" processes intrude into the internal offline tasks on the machine. There is no need whatsoever for Bing to know what i move around into my laptop.

Maybe i am wrong

Thanks for the reference.

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On 4/14/2024 at 8:17 AM, Nightowl said:

Is bing toolbar installed from Edge?

Edge tries to force Bing bar on the Desktop

 

I installed it separately years ago because my background screens wouldn't change It was signaled as PUA on several occasions on and off during these years. But this time ESET wouldn't let me work on my files to eventually i had to act on it.

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