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What is WinFLTray.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 WinFLTray.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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WinFLTray.exe file information

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

The process known as Tray Application belongs to software Folder Lock by New Softwares.net (www.newsoftwares.net) or Newsoftwares.net, Inc SDN BHD (www.newsoftwares.net).

Description: WinFLTray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WinFLTray.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 321,736 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 330,040 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/winfltray.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. WinFLTray.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with WinFLTray.exe occur, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Folder Lock (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult www.newsoftwares.net's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify WinFLTray.exe related errors

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

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User Comments

I installed Folder Lock. Suddenly I could not startup my Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Hitman Pro scan discoverd WinFLTray.exe and rated it very suspicious. After romoving in everything worked fine again.
  LaGardere  

Summary: Average user rating of WinFLTray.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving WinFLTray issues

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