What is XWin.exe?

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 XWin.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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XWin.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: XWin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file XWin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,757,568 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,078,592 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. XWin.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. XWin.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as XWin.exe. Therefore, you should check the XWin.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

Cygwin X server. Can be harmful if you turn off access control.
  Bob Fontana   (further information)
Programm zum Portieren und Ausf├╝hren von UNIX oder Linux -Programmen unter Windows
  Willi Graas   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of XWin.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving XWin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with XWin. 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 XWin.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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