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What does the RBTray.exe file do?

The RBTray.exe process is also known as RBTray and is a part of RBTray or, as the case may be, Total Commander. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of RBTray.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 RBTray.exe RBTray

RBTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RBTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (71% of all these files), 48,128 bytes or, as the case may be, 32,768 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This RBTray.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. For this reason, 81% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A RBTray.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 54,272 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This RBTray.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 RBTray.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 RBTray?

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It is a small app that allows you to minimize applications to the systray
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Free open-source app (further information...)

Summary: 10 users judge RBTray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall RBTray or Total Commander

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To remove RBTray 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 RBTray or Total Commander in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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