What does the hqtray.exe file do?
The hqtray.exe process is also known as VMware Host Network Access Status Tray Application and is a part of VMware Workstation. This software is produced by VMware (www.vmware.com). An obsolete or defective version of hqtray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- hqtray.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- hqtray.exe 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)
- hqtray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module hqtray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about hqtray.exe hqtray.exe
hqtray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file hqtray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 55,856 bytes (62% of all these files), 64,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 56,112 bytes.
The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 13% 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 hqtray.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 hqtray?
|hqtray.exe is part of VMWare Host Network Access Status Tray Application. Vmware "allows multiple virtual machines, with heterogeneous operating systems to run in isolation, side-by-side on the same physical machine" |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall VMware Workstation
To remove hqtray.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for VMware Workstation in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if hqtray.exe (hqtray.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 hqtray.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hqtray.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 hqtray.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.