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What is nvtray.exe?

Nvtray.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if nvtray.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Nvtray.exe file information

The process known as NVIDIA Settings or NVIDIA Tray Tools belongs to software NVIDIA Settings or NVIDIA Display Control Panel by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) or H4ck 3D.

Description: Nvtray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nvtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,450,208 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 2,448,704 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/nvtray.exe.html 
The nvtray.exe file is not a Windows core file. Nvtray.exe is digitally signed. Nvtray.exe is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Nvtray.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with nvtray.exe occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ NVIDIA Display Control Panel or NVIDIA Tray Tools.

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If nvtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 369,664 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 373,864 bytes. Nvtray.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Nvtray.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvtray.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvtray.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

This file is related to the video card, obviously. Unknown if virus can hijack or exploit the process.
netstat -o 1 on boot reports many SYN_SENT, enen when automatic updating has been turned off
lt. SystemExplorer startet sie TCP/IP localhost2559 ( PID=5380 im sekundentakt und schliesst sie gleich wieder !?
  Oliver Rolli , rollinet  

Summary: Average user rating of nvtray.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
One user thinks nvtray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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