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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,968
United States Rank #5,925
Reach 0.0795%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.19 days
536.63 days >
Average installed length: 281.96 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is Xming?  (from Colin Harrison)

Xming is a free software port of the X Window Server to Microsoft Windows. It shares its source code base with Cygwin/X but does not depend on the Cygwin environment or cygwin1.dll. Xming is a fully featured X Window Server for Microsoft Windows that is simple to install and use, and can be easily cloned as portable so...  Read more


Xming is a software program developed by Colin Harrison. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Xming.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 9.32 MB (9,769,356 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Xming come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.StraightRunning.com/XmingNotes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xming\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xming\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xming

Program executable:Xming.exe
Xming X Server
Path:C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe
Additional files:
  • xkbcomp.exe - Compiles the XKB keyboard description
  • XLaunch.exe - XLaunch wizard for starting Xming
  • Xming.exe - Xming X Server
  • plink.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client)
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • libfreetype-6.dll (by The FreeType 2 Project) - FreeType 2 library for Xming
  • libfreetype-9.dll (by X.Org Foundation) - Xming Project DLL
  • libX11-6.dll (by X.Org Foundation)
  • libXdmcp-6.dll
  • libxkbfile-1.dll
  • plink_putty.exe (by Simon Tatham)
  • pthreadGC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads library for Xming
  • putty.exe - SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client
  • run.exe (by Charles S. Wilson) - run (Runs console-mode programs sans console.)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup
  • VNC-Viewer-5.0.5-Windows-32bit.exe (by RealVNC Ltd) - VNC® (VNC® Viewer)
  • xhost.exe - Server access control program for X

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Xming.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B70CAA7B-0822-4620-B7A3-F615ECBF46FC}' (runs on registration).
  • putty.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C9029C-6553-4638-89E5-8E08677438F4}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Xming.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe'.
  • VNC-Viewer-5.0.5-Windows-32bit.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%programfiles%\RealVNC\VNC Viewer\vncviewer.exC:*:enableC:VNC3'.
Network connections
  • putty.exe connects to rflash1.polkismp3.ru ( port 22).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000614437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005140%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001004%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Xming?

Quickly and completely remove Xming from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Xming 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 Xming, 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 Xming.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.91%
Windows 10 31.64%
Windows XP 3.52%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.67%
Windows 8.1 6.29%
Windows 10 Home 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.37%
  France 9.21%
  Germany 5.34%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  Italy 3.16%
  Canada 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Spain 1.85%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  Australia 1.53%
  Sweden 1.47%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Finland 1.31%
  India 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.89%
Hewlett-Packard 23.24%
ASUS 11.03%
Acer 9.19%
Lenovo 7.57%
Samsung 3.35%
Toshiba 3.14%
Intel 2.59%
MSI 1.30%
Alienware 0.97%
Sahara 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.33%
ASUS All Series 4.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.55%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.28%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.03%


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