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What does the avgtray.exe file do?

The avgtray.exe process is also known as AVG Tray Monitor or, as the case may be, AVG 2012 and is a part of AVG Internet Security. This software is produced by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgtray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about avgtray.exe AVG Tray Monitor

avgtray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Avgtray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,596,984 bytes (22% of all these files), 2,415,456 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The avgtray file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves avgtray.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about avgtray?

It creates Tray Icon for AVG Manager. Uses RAM. Disable it and manually open AVG Manager from start menu when you need it.
AVG products tray icon (further information...)
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Das is eint Teil vom Virenscanner AVG Antivir.
Jay-13
avgtray.exe is part of AVG Tray Monitor - System Tray icon for the AVG AntiVirus program from version 8.x onward. You can right-click on the icon to display a menu or you can double-click on it to open the AVG Control Program (User Interface). The icon also gives the user a constant visual feedback on the current state of AVG (ie. antivirus definitions out of date, virus found, etc..).
Ron
Startup mechanic indentifies it as a worm/w32/rbot-za
Bob
AVG AntiVirus program, but it is persistant. Will not allow uninstall

Summary: 5 users judge avgtray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted avgtray.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall AVG Internet Security

To remove AVG Tray Monitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AVG Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if avgtray.exe (AVG Tray Monitor) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AVG Tray Monitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Tray Monitor or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or avgtray.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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