What does the ioloSSTray.exe file do?
The ioloSSTray.exe process is also known as iolo System Shield Tray Notifier and is a part of System Mechanic (Version 11 Professional, 14 Professional) or, as the case may be, iolo technologies' System Shield. This software is produced by iolo technologies (www.iolo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ioloSSTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- iolo System Shield Tray Notifier has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- iolo System Shield Tray Notifier 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)
- ioloSSTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ioloSSTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ioloSSTray.exe iolo System Shield Tray Notifier
ioloSSTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. IoloSSTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,437,896 bytes (16% of all these files), 1,436,336 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The ioloSSTray file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. IoloSSTray.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. IoloSSTray.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, track other applications, Change the behavior of other applications as well as send data out to the Internet. For this reason, 11% 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 ioloSSTray.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 ioloSSTray?
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 System Mechanic or iolo technologies' System Shield
To remove iolo System Shield Tray Notifier 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 System Mechanic or iolo technologies' System Shield in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ioloSSTray.exe (iolo System Shield Tray Notifier) 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 iolo System Shield Tray Notifier. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for iolo System Shield Tray Notifier 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 ioloSSTray.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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