What is RBTray.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 RBTray.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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RBTray.exe file information

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

The process known as RBTray belongs to software RBTray or Total Commander by unknown.

Description: RBTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RBTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 54,272 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The RBTray.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with RBTray.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall RBTray or Adobe Acrobat X Pro software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) use the software publisher's support [1][2].

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If RBTray.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 91% dangerous. The file size is 54,272 bytes (92% of all occurrences) or 24,576 bytes. There is no file information. The RBTray.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is able to record keyboard inputs.

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

minimise to tray app
It is a small app that allows you to minimize applications to the systray
    (further information)
This is the backgroundprogramm that adds some context to your default windowborder menu. It can minimize other windows into the tray instead of the taskbar.
  Thule   (further information)
moves windows to the system tray
Free open-source app
  RBtray   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of RBTray.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments. 10 users think RBTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving RBTray issues

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