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What is nwtray.exe?

Nwtray.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 nwtray.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.

Nwtray.exe file information

The process known as Novell System Tray Icon belongs to software Novell Client for Windows by Novell (www.novell.com).

Description: Nwtray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. nwtray.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 28,672 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nwtray.exe.html 
It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If nwtray.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 60,416 bytes. The nwtray.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. nwtray.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If nwtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 12,406,784 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "NWTRAY" must run at start up. Novell Netware. Displays the red "N" tray icon which can be disabled (by right-click on the icon) but is also needed by the client

Important: Some malware disguises itself as nwtray.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nwtray.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

Part of the Novell Netware client
Novell Client
Installed on laptop by tech guys where I work They are so picky that it must be ok.
It is required to log on to novel

Summary: Average user rating of nwtray.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments.
5 users think nwtray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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