What is awtray.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 awtray.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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Awtray.exe file information

The process known as AdminWorks Tray Program or Tray Program for AdminWorks Agent belongs to software Intel® PRO Network or Acer Empowering Technology framework or Acer LANScope Agent or AdminWorks Management Suite or Intel® Desktop Utilities by OSA Technologies, An Avocent Company ( or OSA Technologies Inc., An Avocent Company (

Description: Awtray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Awtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,305,600 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 1,306,112 bytes, 1,910,784 bytes or 1,301,504 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The awtray.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Awtray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with awtray.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramIntel(R) PRO Network or Intel(R) Desktop Utilities.

Recommended: Identify awtray.exe related errors

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

verhindert gelegentlich den Zugriff auf Wechseldatenträger
Hat Systemstart blockiert, Registrierung bei Microsoft verhindert und verschleppt Herunterfahren des PC weil im Hintergrund aktiv. XP prof. Danke für den Tipp
  Gerhard B  

Summary: Average user rating of awtray.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving awtray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with awtray. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the awtray.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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