What is iptray.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 iptray.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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Iptray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with iptray
Iptray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Tray Program for Intel® Desktop Utilities or ClamAV for Windows Tray Client or Immunet Protect Tray Client

belongs to software Intel® Desktop Utilities or Clam AV for Windows or Immunet Protect

by OSA Technologies Inc., An Avocent Company ( or Sourcefire or Immunet (

Description: Iptray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The iptray.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,256,968 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 2,242,328 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Iptray.exe is not a Windows core file. Iptray.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The iptray.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Iptray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, connect to the Internet and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with iptray.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Intel(R) Desktop Utilities or Intel(R) Network Connections from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask the software vendor,, for advice.

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If iptray.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 1,687,552 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The iptray.exe file is not a Windows core file. Iptray.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with iptray.exe, you can uninstall Intel(R) Desktop Utilities from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

intel desktop utilities used to work fine but now locks up pc and make rebooting take forever

Summary: Average user rating of iptray.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks iptray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving iptray issues

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