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What does the CrashPlanTray.exe file do?

The CrashPlanTray.exe process is also known as Windows system tray interface to CrashPlan and is a part of CrashPlan Tray. This software is produced by Code 42 Software. An obsolete or defective version of CrashPlanTray.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 CrashPlanTray.exe CrashPlanTray.exe

CrashPlanTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file CrashPlanTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 213,272 bytes (33% of all these files), 209,920 bytes, 414,208 bytes, 217,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 412,160 bytes.
CrashPlanTray.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This CrashPlanTray.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A CrashPlanTray.exe file has a 45% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 461,184 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 460,056 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The CrashPlanTray file is not part of the Windows operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run).

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 CrashPlanTray.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 CrashPlanTray?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall CrashPlan Tray

To remove CrashPlanTray.exe 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 CrashPlan Tray in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if CrashPlanTray.exe (CrashPlanTray.exe) 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 CrashPlanTray.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CrashPlanTray.exe 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 CrashPlanTray.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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