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What is BTTray.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 BTTray.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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BTTray.exe file information

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

The process known as Bluetooth Tray Application or WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or BlueSoleil Bttray or Bluetooth Application or Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software

belongs to software WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or Bluetooth Software (version 1.4.3 Build 4, 1.4.2 Build 10, 3.0.1 Build 3, 1.4.1 Build 6, 1.4.3 Build 3, 1.4.2 Build 18, 1.4.1 Build 4, 1.4.2 Build 19 SP1) or HP Integrated Module with or Belkin Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth wireless or ThinkPad Bluetooth with or IOGEAR Bluetooth Software or Lenovo Bluetooth with or Dell Bluetooth Software or Sitecom Bluetooth Software or Bttray Application or Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate or Targus Bluetooth Adapter or D-Link Bluetooth Software or Broadcom Bluetooth Software or Broadcom (version 2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR) or Fujitsu Siemens Computers or Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Suite

by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) or WIDCOMM (www.widcomm.com) or IVT (www.ivtcorporation.com) or Qualcomm Atheros.

Description: BTTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BTTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 581,693 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 577,597 bytes and 83 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bttray.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. BTTray.exe is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. BTTray.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. BTTray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can ask Customer Support [1][2] to assist you, update [1][2] the program or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software or HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology).

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

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User Comments

Unable to start the bluetooth stack service
   
Bluetooth system tray icon. If you connect your bluetooth from R click system tray blutooth icon, it is useful. Otherwise, it is not necessary for startup
  Jim.B.  
In case of an error message "unable to start the Bluetooth Stack Service" download the driver from the Broadcom Web site and install the Widcomm Bluetooth Software. Registry cleaners do not help at all.
  Reiner Eckermann   (further information)
The program is at program files widcomm , not dangerous, if you are having problems, try to access the broadcom site suport, and re-install it http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php
  Hugo   (further information)
The process of BlueSoleil bluetooth Application
   
Bloutooth einfach aus Autostart gelöscht
  nicht wichtig  
Was getting the same error and found the resoution on http://www.etikka.com/2009/09/bttrayexe-cant-initialize-0xc0150004.html
  Kewl   (further information)
Bluetooth indicator and Scroll lock indicator
  jah  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of BTTray.exe: based on 54 votes with 9 reviews. 37 users think BTTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks BTTray.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 5 users don't grade BTTray.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving BTTray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BTTray. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 BTTray.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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