What is YouCamTray.exe?

The genuine YouCamTray.exe file is a software component of CyberLink YouCam by CyberLink.
CyberLink YouCam is webcam management and photo editing application. YouCamTray.exe launches the system tray service for CyberLink YouCam. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. CyberLink YouCam features image editing tools such as face beautifier tools, filters and distortion effects, 200 live effects for video chats and recordings, capture tools, and security tools such as surveillance and facial recognition for authentication. YouCam is available for the Windows platform. CyberLink Corporation is a Taiwanese company that develops multimedia software products such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, Power Director, and more Cyberlink was founded in 1996 by Dr. Jau Huang, a professor at the National Taiwan University. In 2000, CyberLink became a publicly traded company, featuring on the Taiwanese stock exchange. Cyberlink is listed among the "200 Best under a Billion" companies by Forbes. It is currently headquartered in New Taipei, Taiwan.

YouCamTray stands for CyberLink YouCam Tray

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 YouCamTray.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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YouCamTray.exe file information

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

The process known as CyberLink YouCam Tray belongs to software CyberLink YouCam or Lenovo YouCam by CyberLink (

Description: YouCamTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. YouCamTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 168,464 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 162,912 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The YouCamTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is a Verisign signed file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file has a digital signature. The program is not visible. YouCamTray.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with YouCamTray.exe, you might want to visit the support page or completely remove Lenovo YouCam or CyberLink YouCam (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as YouCamTray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the YouCamTray.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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Best practices for resolving YouCamTray issues

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