What is VersionCueTray.exe?

The genuine VersionCueTray.exe file is a software component of Adobe Creative Suite by Adobe Systems.
VersionCueTray.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Adobe Creative Suite, a bundled group of software programs featuring graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe. The Adobe Version Cue is used to modify file metadata. This process runs the system tray icon for the program. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The first Adobe Creative Suite was launched on September 1, 2003. The applications that bundled with the suite were Acrobat, After Effects, Audition, Adobe Bridge, Dreamweaver, Encore, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. The last version of Adobe Creative Suite 6 was released on May 7, 2012. It is now succeeded by Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American software giant that develops software products for web design, video editing, web hosting, image editing, servers, as well as formats such as Flash and PDF. The company was established in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnockin and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California.

VersionCueTray stands for Adobe Version Cue Tray

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 VersionCueTray.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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VersionCueTray.exe file information

The process known as Adobe Version Cue belongs to software Adobe Creative Suite or Adobe Version Cue by Adobe Sytems (

Description: VersionCueTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VersionCueTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mostly C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue\ControlPanel\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,732,608 bytes (84% of all occurrences) or 1,720,320 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The VersionCueTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Adobe provides update information ( You could completely remove Adobe Creative Suite or Adobe Version Cue (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Version Cue hilft Ihnen beim schnellen Auffinden von Dateien, Verwalten verschiedener Versionen und Bereitstellen von Dateien zur gemeinsamen Nutzung im Team. Dieses Modul ist nur in der AdobeĀ® Creative Suite enthalten.
  rick   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of VersionCueTray.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks VersionCueTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving VersionCueTray issues

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