What is KiesTrayAgent.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 KiesTrayAgent.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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KiesTrayAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as Kies TrayAgent Application belongs to software Kies TrayAgent by Samsung Electronics Co. (

Description: KiesTrayAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KiesTrayAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 311,152 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 311,616 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. KiesTrayAgent.exe is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). KiesTrayAgent.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with KiesTrayAgent.exe come up, you may also ask for help from Support or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Samsung Kies or Kies (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If KiesTrayAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 310,280 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 3,365,176 bytes. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. KiesTrayAgent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of KiesTrayAgent.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think KiesTrayAgent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving KiesTrayAgent issues

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