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What is DadTray.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 DadTray.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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DadTray.exe file information

The process known as DadTray MFC Application belongs to software DadTray Application by unknown.

Description: DadTray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DadTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 188,416 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 151,552 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dadtray.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The DadTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. DadTray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It is an application from Dell for giving users intant access to applications
  Rich B  
dell access direct
   
dadtray.exe is a piece of software produced by Dell corperation which allows configuration options for your Dell laptops additional keys. Without this process these additional keys e.g. volume and the Internet key, will not work. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  guido.freudiger  
DAD="Dell Access Direct"; set keyboard repeat rate and Internet Home Page button's URL
  John Garrett  
dadtray.exe is a piece of software produced by Dell corporation which allows configuration options for your Dell laptops additional keys. Without this process these additional keys e.g. volume and the Internet key, will not work. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Scott V  

Summary: Average user rating of DadTray.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving DadTray issues

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