What is ExpressTray.exe?

The genuine ExpressTray.exe file is a software component of Garmin Express Tray by Garmin.
Garmin Express is software to manage Garmin GPS devices. ExpressTray.exe runs the system tray process for the Garmin Express application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Garmin Express is an application designed for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The program allows users to update device maps, upload activities to Garmin Connect (a software for tracking activities that stores, analyses and shares data online), register products purchased from Garmin, and more. Garmin Ltd. is an American multinational company that develops GPS for use in use in sports, aviation, automotive, marine, and other outdoor activities. The company was founded by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in 1989 as ProNav in Lenexa, Kansas, United States. The company generates over $2.82 billion in annual revenue. Garmin is currently headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, USA.

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 ExpressTray.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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ExpressTray.exe file information

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

The process known as Express Tray or Garmin Express Tray belongs to software Garmin Express Tray or Express Tray by Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries.

Description: ExpressTray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ExpressTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,407,912 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 688,984 bytes and 10 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall Garmin Express Tray software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

The is for auto updating of your Garmin GPS.

Summary: Average user rating of ExpressTray.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ExpressTray issues

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