What is Ding.exe?

The genuine Ding.exe file is a software component of DING by Southwest Airlines.
This process is the main executable file used to run the DING! application. With DING!, you can receive alerts on exclusive, limited-time airfare deals on various Southwest Airline flights. Users receive larger discounts which are delivered directly to their desktop. You may choose up to ten airports and receive live updates from the cities you select. Southwest Airlines is one of the world's largest low-cost carriers. It was established in 1967 and is now headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Southwest has inspired many other airlines to adopt competitive, low-cost strategies. Its business model has been copied and repeated around the world.

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Ding.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ding.exe file information

The process known as Ding.exe belongs to software DING by Southwest Airlines (

Description: Ding.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ding.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 462,848 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The software has no file description. The Ding.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with DING! occur, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or ask Customer Support to assist you.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ding.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ding.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Southwest aireline updates
Intrusive and bothersome-please remove me from your list
  C. Dino lekos  
Displays updates for Southwest Airlines flights. Does not come with an uninstall utility, runs at windows startup, difficult to delete manually. You must remove the 'run at startup' feature of this program from your windows registry and reboot before deleting the program's files which are usually located at program files/southwest airlines/ding - VERY annoying... :/
Trojan install lots o junk in your system
  Jose Zetino  

Summary: Average user rating of Ding.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think Ding.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Ding issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Ding. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Ding.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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