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What is it?

Your PC's system tray - Systray.exe

What does it do?

Systray.exe is the?windows service?which handles your system tray - the collection of icons found typically at the bottom right hand of your screen. MS also describe it as:

Systray.exe is a tool for system taskbar notifications. The taskbar provides a location for programs and hardware devices to display icons. For example, if your computer supports advanced power management (APM), a Battery Meter icon can appear on the taskbar.

Virus Precautions

Systray.exe is legitimately found in C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32, but?has been known to host viruses and trojans, and being the popular file that it is, it has also been passed off by many viruses and trojans in different folders. Some of?these include:

32.Ghotex.A - Symantec
Backdoor.IRC.Aladinz.P - Symantec
Backdoor.IRC.Mutebot - Symantec
IRC/Flood.av - NetworkAccosiates
W32.HLLP.Systemp - Symantec

In any case, this Google search should keep you up to date on any virus found to reside in systray.exe or create its own phony systray.exe.

How can you tell if your systray.exe is infected outside of a virus scanner? It is said under Windows2000 and XP systray.exe should NOT be displayed in your list of processes in the taskmanager. If you find systray.exe in your taskmanager chances are you have an infection.

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systray.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

Startup DB Entries:
[Coldlife -icmp]"Added by the FLOOD.AV TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process" b
[SystemTray]"For Win9x/Me - System Tray Services. Provides the Volume Controlu
[Systray driver]"Added by the MUTEBOT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process" b

Service DB Entries:
Nothing Found


Every attempt has been made to ensure the information about systray.exe is accurate but alot of malware applications try to pose as valid applications. If it is something other than what was posted above please leave some feedback in the forum.
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helomy systray is not working, the volume is not displaying, how can i get the systray.exe back into start up i do not have the option now in msconfig
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