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 ProcessTamerTray.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.
Description: ProcessTamerTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ProcessTamerTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 163,840 bytes.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ProcessTamerTray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.
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If ProcessTamerTray.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 163,840 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. ProcessTamerTray.exe is able to monitor applications.
If ProcessTamerTray.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 151,552 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. ProcessTamerTray.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ProcessTamerTray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ProcessTamerTray.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ProcessTamerTray. 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 ProcessTamerTray.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.