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What does the oodtray.exe file do?

The oodtray.exe process is also known as O&O Defrag TrayIcon (Version (x64)) and is a part of O&O Defrag Professional. This software is produced by O&O Software GmbH (www.oo-software.com). An obsolete or defective version of oodtray.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 oodtray.exe O&O Defrag TrayIcon

oodtray.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Oodtray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,126,720 bytes (20% of all these files), 4,464,936 bytes, 3,832,064 bytes, 4,012,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 5,128,904 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This oodtray.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Oodtray.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 13% 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 oodtray.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 oodtray?

oodtray.exe belongs to O&O Defrag TrayIcon developed by O&O Software GmbH. The process is a system tray access to disk defragmentation software.

Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall O&O Defrag Professional

To remove O&O Defrag TrayIcon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate O&O Defrag Professional in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if oodtray.exe (O&O Defrag TrayIcon) 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 O&O Defrag TrayIcon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for O&O Defrag TrayIcon 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 oodtray.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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