What is BacsTray.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 BacsTray.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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BacsTray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BacsTray
BacsTray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BacsTray Application belongs to software Broadcom Management Programs or BacsTray Application or Broadcom Advanced Control Suite by Broadcom (

Description: BacsTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BacsTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 118,784 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 124,488 bytes. 
The BacsTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to visit the website, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBroadcom Management Programs.

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If BacsTray.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 21% dangerous. The file size is 98,304 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 36,864 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBroadcom Advanced Control Suite.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BacsTray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BacsTray.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

Belongs to Broadcom Windows Softmodems
Gehört zu Netzwerkkarten von Broadcom und erzeugt ein TrayIcon

Summary: Average user rating of BacsTray.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think BacsTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving BacsTray issues

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