What is traybar.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 traybar.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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Traybar.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with traybar
Traybar.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as traybar belongs to software Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba or Camera Assistant Software for or Video Web Camera or Camera Assistant Software for Gateway by Chicony (

Description: Traybar.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The traybar.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 417,792 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 413,696 bytes and 4 more variants. 
Traybar.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The program is not visible. Traybar.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with traybar.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba or Video Web Camera) or consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify traybar.exe related errors

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

My Toshiba has only been used for 6 months, and all of a sudden it started stuttering during videos, then all of a sudden it decided to freeze everytime it couldnt cope with something. My Trend Micro antivirus popped up telling me there was an issue with Traybar.exe after i rebooted it. it then Quarantined traybar. ever since, my antivirus hasnt detected a problem but the laptop continued to play up. anyone know anything about this?
Appears to be part of Station Launcher - Sony Online Entertainment
traybar.exe is part of Camera Assistant Software that allows to take pictures with and control a laptop's WebCam.
software camera assistant

Summary: Average user rating of traybar.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks traybar.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving traybar issues

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