What is VTtrayp.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 VTtrayp.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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VTtrayp.exe file information

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

The process known as s3contrl (version (32-bit)) belongs to software Part of (version S3 Screen Toys) by S3 Graphics Co. (

Description: VTtrayp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VTtrayp.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 147,456 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Microsoft signed file. VTtrayp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify VTtrayp.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VTtrayp.exe, for example PE_SALITY.EN-1 (detected by TrendMicro), and Virus:Win32/Sality.AM (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the VTtrayp.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

Part of graphics setup
part of s3 graphics
they are part of the integrated S3 unichrome graphics drivers. They are usually installed within the startup folder and really have no use in being there as they are a waste of resources. They should have been replaced by an updated driver version but don't remove them from your system as they may still be needed. It is safe to remove them from your start-up folder and recommended that you do so.

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Summary: Average user rating of VTtrayp.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think VTtrayp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving VTtrayp issues

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