What does the RMTray.exe file do?
The RMTray.exe process is also known as Registry Mechanic Startup Tray or, as the case may be, Registry Mechanic Vista Startup Tray and is a part of Registry Mechanic. This software is produced by PC Tools (www.pctools.com). An obsolete or defective version of RMTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Registry Mechanic Startup Tray has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Registry Mechanic Startup Tray 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)
- RMTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RMTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RMTray.exe Registry Mechanic Startup Tray
RMTray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RMTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 292,824 bytes (60% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 812,952 bytes.
The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The RMTray file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This RMTray.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. RMTray.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, hides its presence from system tools as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 24% 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 RMTray.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 RMTray?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Registry Mechanic
To remove Registry Mechanic Startup Tray 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 Registry Mechanic in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if RMTray.exe (Registry Mechanic Startup Tray) 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 Registry Mechanic Startup Tray. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Registry Mechanic Startup Tray 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 RMTray.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.