What Is systray.exe? Virus, Malware Or Safe?

File name:

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

File type:

Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.

What is it?

Systray.exe is a program that was most likely on your system the day you bought your computer. Always verify the actual file location as shown below, it’s important to verify that it is not spyware or adware related and that it’s in the proper disk folder. This is a Windows program task, and it should not be terminated. It is related to the system clock and other information you normally see in the bottom right hand corner of your computer screen. This is for your system tray and is not considered to be adware or spyware related. Visit systray.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 systray.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?

Systray.exe will be found in your system32 or windows folder at windows\systray.exe or system32\systray.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 viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see similar 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 similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, systray.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. systray.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.

Is systray.exe spyware?


Is this considered adware or popup related?


Is this considered a virus or trojan?


Would you recommend that I remove systray.exe?

No, we would not remove this file.

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