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 wltray.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.
The process known as Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or Broadcom (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet, 802.11 Wireless Network Tray Applet) or DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or BT Voyager (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet) or Belkin 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet or U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg Adapter Tray Applet or U.S. Robotics (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet)
belongs to software Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or Broadcom (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet, 802.11 Wireless Network Tray Applet, 802.11 Network Adapter) or DW WLAN Card Utility or DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or Broadcom Wireless Utility or Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility or BT Voyager (version 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet) or Belkin 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Tray Applet or U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg Adapter Tray Applet
by Dell (www.dell.com) or Broadcom (www.broadcom.com) or BT Voyager or Belkin (www.belkin.com) or U.S. Robotics (www.usr.com).
Description: Wltray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wltray.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,392,640 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 1,347,584 bytes and 36 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. Wltray.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. Wltray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If wltray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 4,968,960 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 4,685,824 bytes and 30 more variants. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as wltray.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wltray.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wltray. 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 wltray.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.