What does the HWTabTray.exe file do?
The HWTabTray.exe process is also known as HWTabTray and is a part of HWTabTray. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of HWTabTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HWTabTray has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HWTabTray 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)
- HWTabTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HWTabTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HWTabTray.exe HWTabTray
HWTabTray.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file HWTabTray.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 184,320 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 299,008 bytes.
It does not supply any version information or other description. The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This HWTabTray.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). HWTabTray.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. HWTabTray.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 64% 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 HWTabTray.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 HWTabTray?
|part of Hanvon's GraphicPal Tablet, 180KB in Windows\system32. apparently controls the tray icon, but all its functions can be run from the Control Panel |
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall HWTabTray
To remove HWTabTray 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 HWTabTray in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HWTabTray.exe (HWTabTray) 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 HWTabTray. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HWTabTray 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 HWTabTray.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.