What is iSCTsysTray8.exe?

The genuine iSCTsysTray8.exe file is a software component of Smart Connect Technology by Intel.
An agent for the Intel Smart Connect Technology application, this process runs in the background and can be accessed through the Windows system tray. It monitors for a connection to Smart Connect hardware, and interfaces with the hardware when a connection is detected. It is used most commonly with a Smart Board, which is a projector screen with touch interface that controls the workstation.

ISCTSysTray8 stands for Intel Smart Connect Technology System Tray 8

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 iSCTsysTray8.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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ISCTsysTray8.exe file information

The process known as ISCT SysTray belongs to software Intel® Smart Connect Technology (version 4.1 x64, 4.0 x64) or ISCTsysTray or Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software by Intel (

Description: ISCTsysTray8.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ISCTsysTray8.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,545,448 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 5,860,656 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to visit the vendor's support site or uninstall Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology or Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology 4.0 x64 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iSCTsysTray8.exe. Therefore, you should check the iSCTsysTray8.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

I know it certainly doesn't deserve a technical security rating of "51% dangerous".
  Mike Mounier   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of iSCTsysTray8.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 iSCTsysTray8 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with iSCTsysTray8. 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 iSCTsysTray8.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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