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Is BTTray.exe safe?

BTTray.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if BTTray.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

BTTray.exe file information

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 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 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 also read the users 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).

Recommended: Identify BTTray.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "bttray" can run at start up. System tray icon which shows the status of a BlueTooth wireless module. Most systems with such a module installed can enable/disable the module. The system tray icon changes from blue/white to blue/red when the module is turned off. Allows access to explore bluetooth places, setup wizard, advanced configuration, quick connect and shutdown device

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.


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
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
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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 recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade BTTray.exe ("not sure about it").

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