What does the BacsTray.exe file do?
The BacsTray.exe process is also known as BacsTray Application and is a part of Broadcom Management Programs. This software is produced by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com). An obsolete or defective version of BacsTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- BacsTray Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- BacsTray Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- BacsTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module BacsTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about BacsTray.exe BacsTray Application
BacsTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. BacsTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 124,488 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 118,784 bytes.
You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 7% 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 BacsTray.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 BacsTray?
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Summary: One user judges BacsTray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Broadcom Management Programs
To remove BacsTray Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Broadcom Management Programs in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if BacsTray.exe (BacsTray Application) 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 BacsTray Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for BacsTray Application 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 BacsTray.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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