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What does the g2tray.exe file do?

The g2tray.exe process is also known as GoToMyPC Host Launcher and is a part of GoToMyPC. This software is produced by Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (www.citrixonline.com). An obsolete or defective version of g2tray.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 g2tray.exe GoToMyPC Host Launcher

g2tray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file g2tray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,955,696 bytes (33% of all these files), 905,512 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,995,568 bytes.
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 g2tray file is not part of the Windows operating system. The 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. This g2tray.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. G2tray.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 36% 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 g2tray.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 g2tray?

Gotomypc - remote control software like pcanywhere. (further information...)
GoToMyPC -- if you don't use this regularly, might as well uninstall and re-install as needed. (further information...)
Part of Go To My PC
gotomypc- must be a glitch (further information...)

Summary: 4 users judge g2tray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall GoToMyPC

g2tray.exe GoToMyPC Host Launcher fix

To remove GoToMyPC Host Launcher from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for GoToMyPC in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if g2tray.exe (GoToMyPC Host Launcher) 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 GoToMyPC Host Launcher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GoToMyPC Host Launcher 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 g2tray.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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