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 sgtray.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.
The process known as Sonic Update Manager or VERITAS Update Manager
belongs to software RecordNow Update Manager or Sonic Update Manager or IBM RecordNow Update Manager or Stomp DLA Update Manager or VERITAS RecordNow DX or VERITAS RecordNow or PC Study Bible
by Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) or VERITAS Software (www.veritas.com).
Description: Sgtray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sgtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\ or C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 110,592 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes and 7 more variants.
The software has no file description. Sgtray.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If problems with Sonic Update Manager come up, you can remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel, turn to the software developer, Roxio, for advice or look for a new, improved version.
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If sgtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes (93% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes, 23,564 bytes or 333,276 bytes. The software has no file description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sgtray.exe. Therefore, you should check the sgtray.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 sgtray. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 sgtray.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.