What does the nwtray.exe file do?
The nwtray.exe process is also known as Novell System Tray Icon and is a part of Novell Client for Windows. This software is produced by Novell (www.novell.com). An obsolete or defective version of nwtray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Novell System Tray Icon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Novell System Tray Icon 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)
- nwtray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nwtray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nwtray.exe Novell System Tray Icon
nwtray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Nwtray.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 28,672 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Nwtray.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This nwtray program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 44% 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 nwtray.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 nwtray?
|Part of the Novell Netware client |
|Novell Client |
|Installed on laptop by tech guys where I work They are so picky that it must be ok. |
|It is required to log on to novel |
Summary: 5 users judge nwtray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Novell Client for Windows
To remove Novell System Tray Icon 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 Novell Client for Windows in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if nwtray.exe (Novell System Tray Icon) 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 Novell System Tray Icon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Novell System Tray Icon 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 nwtray.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.