What is ShdTray.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 ShdTray.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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ShdTray.exe file information

The process known as Shield Tray belongs to software Eazy Fix or Reboot Restore Rx or RollBack Rx Home by Horizon Datasys ( or EAZ Solution or Horizon DataSys (

Description: ShdTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ShdTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 74,264 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 88,096 bytes or 72,216 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. ShdTray.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You may also uninstall the software Eazy Fix or RollBack Rx Home 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 ShdTray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ShdTray.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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Best practices for resolving ShdTray issues

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

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