What is GPMTray.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 GPMTray.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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GPMTray.exe file information

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

The process known as Generic Power Manager belongs to software PHotkey by unknown.

Description: GPMTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GPMTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,536,128 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 7,535,616 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. There is no file information. GPMTray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% 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 ⇒ PHotkey.

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

Wird z.B. in Medion-Rechnern zum Wechseln des Energiesparplans über die FN-Tasten benötigt
medion md99560 habe ein neues sauberes 1511 nach umbau auf ssd nach ct-anleitung installiert. danach kein akku-aufladen auf 100 % mehr möglich und nur wenn ladung unter 20%. dies macht sinn, wenn noteboock viel am netzteil hängt. nach install von PHotkey von der tool-cd ist das management wieder unter kontrolle. der zusammenhang von GPM und PHotkey hab ich zum glück hier gefunden. danke.

Summary: Average user rating of GPMTray.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks GPMTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving GPMTray issues

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