What is jswtrayutil.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 jswtrayutil.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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Jswtrayutil.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with jswtrayutil
Jswtrayutil.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Tray Utility for JumpStart for Wireless

belongs to software Atheros Wi-Fi Protected Setup or RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter (version WN111v2) or NETGEAR WNA1100 wireless USB (version 2.0 adapter, 2.0 driver) or NETGEAR WNA1100 (version N150 Wireless USB Adapter) or Jumpstart Installation Program or RangeMax Wireless-N USB or QSS Installation Program or Atheros Wi-Fi Protected Setup Library

by Atheros Communications (

Description: Jswtrayutil.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Jswtrayutil.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 528,384 bytes (57% of all occurrences) or 32,871 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Jswtrayutil.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with jswtrayutil.exe occur, you could remove the entire program Jumpstart Installation Program or QSS Installation Program using Windows Control Panel.

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

jswtrayutil.exe is part of Jumpstart located in C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswtrayutil.exe. It's a tray utility for wireless from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD

Summary: Average user rating of jswtrayutil.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks jswtrayutil.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving jswtrayutil issues

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