What is TrayMenu.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 TrayMenu.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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TrayMenu.exe file information

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

The process known as Tray Menu belongs to software unknown by Cole Williams.

Description: TrayMenu.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file TrayMenu.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 208,415 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 704,008 bytes, 699,392 bytes, 704,520 bytes or 208,299 bytes. 
The software has no file description. TrayMenu.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. TrayMenu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with TrayMenu.exe, you could also uninstall Tray Menu software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or visit the support page.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TrayMenu.exe. Therefore, you should check the TrayMenu.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

This software is related with VLC codecs, is used to set detailed settings of the codecs.
  Nedbalek   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TrayMenu.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TrayMenu issues

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