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Should I remove DING!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,901
United States Rank #5,203
Reach 0.0327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.63 days
992.02 days >
Average installed length: 521.23 days


1.05.005 99.49%
1.03.152 0.51%



DING! is a software program developed by Southwest Airlines. The most common release is 1.05.005, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 128 files and is usually about 2.87 MB (3,012,608 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 99% of users of DING! come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.southwest.com
Help link: www.southwest.com/ding
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\southwest airlines\ding\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{84031A18-BA9A-4156-A74F-E05B52DDFCE2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DING!

  • ding.exe - DING!
  • dinglib.dll
  • updater.exe - Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ding.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F04F5E50-8C88-4197-92C8-FE682E84239A}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007164924%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032126%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00039523%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,764
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:703 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:69 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove DING!?

Quickly and completely remove DING! from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DING! from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DING!, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DING!.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.44%
Windows Vista 15.64%
Windows 8 10.77%
Windows XP 6.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.64%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.40%
  Canada 0.45%
  United Kingdom 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.62%
Hewlett-Packard 32.07%
Toshiba 11.03%
Acer 7.24%
ASUS 4.83%
Intel 1.72%
Gateway 1.38%
Lenovo 1.03%
Sahara 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.35%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.74%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.21%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.21%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.14%


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