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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #39,649
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Other programs by Colin Harrison



Xming-fonts is a software program developed by Colin Harrison. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 53 files. 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 38% of users of Xming-fonts come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and France.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by Xming-fonts

Program executable:xming.exe
Name:Xming - X Server for Windows
Xming X Server
Path:C:\Program Files\xming\xming.exe
Additional files:
  • appres.exe - Xming - X Server for Windows (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 - Follow: a simple tool to monitor 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
  • 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-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 - Compile the XKB keyboard description
  • XLaunch.exe - XLaunch wizard for starting Xming
  • libtalloc-2.dll - Xming - PC X Server (talloc library for Xming)
  • libxcb-atom-1.dll - xcb-atom library for Xming
  • libz-1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • 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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.35%
Windows 10 25.81%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Windows 8 Pro 8.20%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.46%
  Netherlands 12.31%
  France 10.77%
  Germany 7.69%
  Japan 4.62%
  United Kingdom 4.62%
  Israel 3.08%
  Croatia 3.08%
  Canada 3.08%
  Taiwan 1.54%
  Switzerland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%
  Greece 1.54%
  Romania 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Dell 25.58%
Lenovo 16.28%
Acer 9.30%
ASUS 6.98%
Toshiba 2.33%
MSI 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Apple 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 6.52%
Viglen VIG410P 2.17%
TOSHIBA dynabook R631/28E 2.17%


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