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What does the nTrayFw.exe file do?

The nTrayFw.exe process is also known as Firewall Tray Application and is a part of NVIDIA ForceWare Network or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Firewall. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nTrayFw.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 nTrayFw.exe Firewall Tray Application

nTrayFw.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nTrayFw.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 270,336 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 266,240 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The nTrayFw file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 30% 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 nTrayFw.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 nTrayFw?

Not a problem at all, but if you have another network firewall it can be a pain in the arse.
nVidia firewall utility, do not remove if you use ForceWare w/nVidia FW
Ernie Beaudin
Responsible for huge memory leaks in some computers if not many
Ant Karaduman
from nVidia

Summary: 3 users judge nTrayFw.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall NVIDIA ForceWare Network or NVIDIA Firewall

nTrayFw.exe Firewall Tray Application fix

To remove Firewall Tray Application 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 NVIDIA ForceWare Network or NVIDIA Firewall in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if nTrayFw.exe (Firewall Tray Application) 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 Firewall Tray Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Firewall Tray Application 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 nTrayFw.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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