avgtray.exe - Is avgtray.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is avgtray.exe?
Purpose of avgtray.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. avgtray.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
avgtray.exe is a program file which may have been installed on your computer, and most likely never arrived on your computer as preinstalled software. The exact folder location is also shown below for you, so you can verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are suspicious. The purpose of this avgtray.exe program is to scan your computer for various viruses and trojans, and it will allow easy access to your virus detector software as it sits in the system tray. You should see an icon in your system tray, and this will also appear in your computer startup software list. This is part of AVG antivirus, and it is a safe file. Visit avgtray.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the avgtray.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, avgtray.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. avgtray.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is avgtray.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove avgtray.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    avgtray.exe is a program file which may have been installed on your computer, and most likely never arrived on your computer as preinstalled software. The exact folder location is also shown below for you, so you can verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are suspicious. The purpose of this avgtray.exe program is to scan your computer for various viruses and trojans, and it will allow easy access to your virus detector software as it sits in the system tray. You should see an icon in your system tray, and this will also appear in your computer startup software list. This is part of AVG antivirus, and it is a safe file. This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.