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What is sstray.exe?

Sstray.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 sstray.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.

Sstray.exe file information

The process known as NVIDIA nForce™ Taskbar Application or NVIDIA nForce Taskbar Utility belongs to software NVIDIA nForce by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).

Description: Sstray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sstray.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 73,728 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes or 923,496 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sstray.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If sstray.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 12,013 bytes. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Sstray.exe is able to monitor applications.

If sstray.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 964,456 bytes. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The sstray.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software is a hidden stealth process. It is not a Windows system file. Sstray.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
It is possible to completely remove StaffCop Home Edition (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "nForce Tray Options" is not required to run at start up. nVidia nForce Taskbar Utility - quick access to the nForce2 "Sound Storm" control panel and related utilitys

Important: Some malware disguises itself as sstray.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sstray.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

Soundkonfiguration bei manchen mbs. Völlig ungefährlich!
Soundkonfiguration bei manchen mbs. Völlig ungefährlich!
Absolut harmlos

Summary: Average user rating of sstray.exe: based on 7 votes with 3 user comments.
7 users think sstray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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