What does the S3trayp.exe file do?
The S3trayp.exe process is also known as s3contrl (Version (32-bit)) and is a part of Part of (Version S3 Screen Toys). This software is produced by S3 Graphics Co. (www.s3graphics.com). An obsolete or defective version of S3trayp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- s3contrl has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- s3contrl 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)
- S3trayp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module S3trayp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about S3trayp.exe s3contrl
S3trayp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. S3trayp.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 176,128 bytes (50% of all these files), 163,840 bytes or, as the case may be, 204,800 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The S3trayp file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. S3trayp.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 18% 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 S3trayp.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 S3trayp?
|S3trayp.exe - Part of S3 Screen Toys from S3 Graphics. Can be disabled. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges S3trayp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Part of
To remove s3contrl from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Part of in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if S3trayp.exe (s3contrl) 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 s3contrl. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for s3contrl 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 S3trayp.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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