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Is sgtray.exe safe?

Sgtray.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 sgtray.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.


Sgtray.exe file information

The process known as Sonic Update Manager or VERITAS Update Manager or VERITAS StorageGuard

belongs to software RecordNow Update Manager or IBM RecordNow Update Manager or Sonic Update Manager or VERITAS RecordNow or VERITAS RecordNow DX or Stomp DLA Update Manager or PC Study Bible or Stomp Backup MyPC

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 7/XP are 110,592 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sgtray.exe.html 
The software has no file description. Sgtray.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users 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.

Recommended: Identify sgtray.exe related errors

If sgtray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes (95% 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program has no visible window.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "sgtray" can run at start up. StorageGuard from Veritas. Free utility that integrates with Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec Desktop), Simple Backup and MS Backup. Provides system tray access and background monitoring - warning you of files that haven't recently been backed up. Required unless you backup manually on a regular basis or have scheduled backups
  • "StorageGuard" can run at start up. StorageGuard from Veritas. Free utility that integrates with Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec Desktop), Simple Backup and MS Backup. Provides system tray access and background monitoring - warning you of files that haven't recently been backed up. Required unless you backup manually on a regular basis or have scheduled backups 
  • "UpdateManager" can run at start up. StorageGuard from Veritas (this version by Sonic). Free utility that integrates with Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec Desktop), Simple Backup and MS Backup. Provides system tray access and background monitoring - warning you of files that haven't recently been backed up. Required unless you backup manually on a regular basis or have scheduled backups

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.



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User Comments

Sonic Update Manager - removed per Doniek's suggestion - problem solved - thanks Doniek. There is no need to have these kinds of programs resident in memory. These programs should just check ONCE at startup and then shut themselves down.
  MikeH  
The recommendation from Doniek worked for me. sgtray.exe was keeping my PC from shutting down. The problem was resolved when I removed the Sonic Update Manager. This is not a dangerous situation, but it sure was annoying. The file is not essential.
  RayC  
sonic update manager - needs all this i/o to check for updates to their software? every 10 seconds? i don't think so.
  Mark  
Netstat -b showed sgtray.exe connected to an IP address at port 80 from my computer. Pretty sure sign that this file was dangerous to the security of our network. You might want to check yours!!!
  Jace  
Constantly connecting to internet at startup. Don't know what it is.
  Anonamous  
it does not allow me to switch off my OS, it hangs up, have to close it manually . UGH
  Ashwin  
If Sonic's servers cannot be reached it locks out port 80 - so the user gets no web
  Patrick Sweeney  
Veritas Software Updater disable if u dont use veritas
  Simon  
More comments can be found here:
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of sgtray.exe: based on 48 votes with 9 reviews.
9 users think sgtray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 20 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 10 users think sgtray.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade sgtray.exe ("not sure about it").


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