What does the jswtrayutil.exe file do?
The jswtrayutil.exe process is also known as Tray Utility for JumpStart for Wireless and is a part of NETGEAR WNA1100 (Version N150 Wireless USB Adapter) or, as the case may be, Jumpstart Installation Program. This software is produced by Atheros Communications (www.qca.qualcomm.com). An obsolete or defective version of jswtrayutil.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Tray Utility has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Tray Utility 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)
- jswtrayutil.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module jswtrayutil.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about jswtrayutil.exe Tray Utility
jswtrayutil.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Jswtrayutil.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 528,384 bytes (88% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 32,871 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Jswtrayutil.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A jswtrayutil.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 528,384 bytes. This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. Jswtrayutil.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Jswtrayutil.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 jswtrayutil.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 jswtrayutil?
|jswtrayutil.exe is part of Jumpstart located in C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswtrayutil.exe. It's a tray utility for wireless from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD |
Summary: One user judges jswtrayutil.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall NETGEAR WNA1100 or Jumpstart Installation Program
To remove Tray Utility 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 NETGEAR WNA1100 or Jumpstart Installation Program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if jswtrayutil.exe (Tray Utility) 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 Tray Utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Tray Utility 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 jswtrayutil.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.