What is TFTray.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 TFTray.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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TFTray.exe file information

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

The process known as PC Tools ThreatFire Tray App belongs to software ThreatFire by PC Tools (

Description: TFTray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TFTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 378,128 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 259,392 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. TFTray.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. TFTray.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). TFTray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ThreatFire come up, you can remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel, turn to the software developer, Threatfire, for advice or look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify TFTray.exe related errors

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

Its from threatfire, trojan remover, i use this and it helps me disinfect trojans....HOWEVER...when using this tool, be sure to know what you might disinfect coz somwtimes it detects helpful trojans used to play on-line games....
Part of the legit antimalware program Threatfire
  Alex Censor  
It's a part of an Anti-Virus, Threatfire.

Summary: Average user rating of TFTray.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks TFTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TFTray issues

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