What is dvd43_tray.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 dvd43_tray.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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Dvd43_tray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dvd43_tray
Dvd43_tray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DVD43 v4.3.1 or DVD43 v3.9.0 or DVD43 v3.7.0 belongs to software DVD43 or 1Click DVD Copy by unknown.

Description: Dvd43_tray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dvd43_tray.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\dvd43\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 826,880 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 694,272 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The dvd43_tray.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Dvd43_tray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ DVD43 or 1Click DVD Copy.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dvd43_tray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dvd43_tray.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

dvd43 is running and on system tray. Its a freeware program available for download and is completely safe. Anyone who see's this process probably installed it and intentionally wanted to run it one time or another.
overrides CSS copy-protection mechanisms found on DVDs.
  J Wood  
File removes some copyright protection from DVD's and CD's.
copyright decrypter for Movie DVDs .. totally safe ... and cool
Copy Write Protection and DVD Region overwriter
i can burn dvd's with this program screw you MPAA
  tommy cruz  
Removes copy protection
I luv the interface myself and what it does for me. It's lite and uses very little resources. And the face...OMG it's hilarious how it changes from yellow to green. I'd recommend it over the other so-calls.

Summary: Average user rating of dvd43_tray.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 8 users think dvd43_tray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving dvd43_tray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dvd43_tray. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dvd43_tray.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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