What is cstray.exe?
Cstray.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 cstray.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.
Cstray.exe file information
The process known as CS Tray Icon or CSTray Application belongs to software CompuServe or Clean Slate or CSTray Application by CompuServe Interactive Services (webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/menu) or Fortres Grand (www.fortres.com).
Description: Cstray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. cstray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 32,840 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 702,976 bytes, 163,840 bytes or 287,552 bytes.
Cstray.exe is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Cstray.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.
You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Clean Slate or Copernic Summarizer).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cstray.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cstray.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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