What is NclTray.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 NclTray.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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NclTray.exe file information

The process known as NclTray Module or Nokia Status Monitor belongs to software NclTray Module or Nokia Status Monitor or Nokia PC Suite by Nokia Mobile Phones ( or Nokia (

Description: NclTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NclTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 401,408 bytes (54% of all occurrences) or 425,984 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with NclTray.exe, you may also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Nokia PC Suite (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Nokia connection manager tray icon. Loads at startup and is located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\NCLTools\".
  Tao Peng   (further information)

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Best practices for resolving NclTray issues

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