What is SonyTray.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 SonyTray.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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SonyTray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SonyTray
SonyTray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SonyTray.exe belongs to software Picture Package or Landlord Forms by Sony (

Description: SonyTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SonyTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,728 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 151,552 bytes. 
The SonyTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is a file with no information about its developer. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). SonyTray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Picture Package or Landlord Forms software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

Is the tray icon of Sony Cameras
it restarts at windows start up. Start up in safe mode and delete the program. Then restart computer
This is software for Sony Video Cameras. It is essential software to use while editing a recorded video on the computer.

Summary: Average user rating of SonyTray.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think SonyTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks SonyTray.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SonyTray issues

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