What is PhoneTray.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 PhoneTray.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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PhoneTray.exe file information

The process known as PhoneTray Dialup or PhoneTray Free belongs to software PhoneTray Dialup or PhoneTray Free by Traysoft.

Description: PhoneTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PhoneTray.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 849,920 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 850,432 bytes or 441,328 bytes. 
PhoneTray.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with PhoneTray.exe, you can uninstall the software PhoneTray Dialup or PhoneTray Free using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

It monitors your phone line for incoming calls. It then displays the Call Diplay information and logs it for you. I have never had any problems with this utility.
  Sean A. Turvey U.E.   (further information)
Phone Tray dialup manager. For managing incoming calls.
  James Briggs   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PhoneTray.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think PhoneTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PhoneTray issues

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