What is TrayIcon.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 TrayIcon.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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TrayIcon.exe file information

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

The process known as AGEIA PhysX Tray Icon or AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet belongs to software AGEIA PhysX or PC MightyMax (version 2009, 2010) or AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet by PC MightyMax ( or Ageia Technologies (

Description: TrayIcon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TrayIcon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 331,776 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 240,640 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The TrayIcon.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. TrayIcon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with TrayIcon.exe, you may want to remove the entire program AGEIA PhysX or Drakonia Black using Windows Control Panel.

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There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TrayIcon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan.Win32.Agent.drm (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_AGENT.APU (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the TrayIcon.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

Some physics engine for games if you have an AGEIA PhysX card.
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Summary: Average user rating of TrayIcon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks TrayIcon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving TrayIcon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TrayIcon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TrayIcon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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