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What is Xming-fonts?  (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-fonts is a program developed by Colin Harrison. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is Xming.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 42.71 KB (43,731 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Xming-fonts come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.StraightRunning.com/XmingNotes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xming\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xming\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 42.71 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Xming-fonts

Program executable:Xming.exe
Xming X Server
Path:C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe
Additional files:
  • appres.exe - Xming - PC X Server (appres - list X application resource database)
  • atobm.exe - bitmap - editor and converters for X
  • bitmap.exe
  • bmtoa.exe
  • cxpm.exe - cxpm for Xming
  • editres.exe - editres - a dynamic resource editor for Xt apps
  • follow.exe - A simple tool to follow log files
  • glthreads.exe - Mesa X demos
  • glxcontexts.exe
  • glxdemo.exe
  • glxgears.exe
  • glxheads.exe
  • glxinfo.exe
  • glxpixmap.exe
  • glxsnoop.exe
  • glxswapcontrol.exe
  • ico.exe - Animate an icosahedron or other polyhedron
  • libfontenc-1.dll - fontenc library for Xming
  • libGL.dll - GL library DLL
  • libICE-6.dll - ICE library for Xming
  • libpixman-1-0.dll - pixman library for Xming
  • libSM-6.dll - SM library for Xming
  • libtalloc-2.dll - talloc library for Xming
  • libWindowsWM-7.dll - WindowsWM library for Xming
  • libX11-6.dll - X11 libraries for Xming
  • libX11-xcb-1.dll
  • libXau-6.dll - Xau library for Xming
  • libXaw-6.dll - Xaw libraries for Xming
  • libXaw-7.dll
  • libxcb-1.dll - XCB libraries for Xming
  • libxcb-atom-1.dll - xcb-atom library for Xming
  • libxcb-icccm-3.dll - xcb-icccm library for Xming
  • libxcb-shape-0.dll
  • libXdmcp-6.dll - Xdmcp library for Xming
  • libXext-6.dll - Xext library for Xming
  • libXi-6.dll - Xi library for Xming
  • libXinerama-1.dll - Xinerama library for Xming
  • libXkbfile-1.dll - xkbfile library for Xming
  • libXmu-6.dll - Xmu & Xmuu libraries for Xming
  • libXmuu-1.dll
  • libXpm-4.dll - Xpm library for Xming
  • libXrandr-2.dll - Xrandr library for Xming
  • libXrender-1.dll - Xrender library for Xming
  • xkbcomp.exe - Compiles the XKB keyboard description
  • XLaunch.exe - XLaunch wizard for starting Xming
  • Xming.exe - Xming X Server
  • libfreetype-6.dll (by The FreeType 2 Project) - FreeType 2 library for Xming

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Xming.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B70CAA7B-0822-4620-B7A3-F615ECBF46FC}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Xming.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'xming' which loads as C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe :0 -clipboard -multiwindow -ac.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Xming.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xming\Xming.exe'.

How do I remove Xming-fonts?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 10 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.80%
Windows XP 7.32%
Windows 10 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 27.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.50%
Windows 8.1 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.00%
  France 20.00%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Japan 6.00%
  Poland 6.00%
  Germany 4.00%
  Portugal 4.00%
  Israel 2.00%
  Russia 2.00%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Taiwan 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.35%
Dell 29.41%
Sony 8.82%
Toshiba 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Common models
HP ProBook 6450b 10.53%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 5.26%
HP ProBook 6460b 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 2.63%
Sony VPCZ14AHJ 2.63%


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