What does the SHTtray.exe file do?
The SHTtray.exe process is also known as SHTtray and is a part of Sony Home Network Library or, as the case may be, SOHLib Merge Module. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of SHTtray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SHTtray has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SHTtray 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)
- SHTtray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SHTtray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about SHTtray.exe SHTtray
SHTtray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SHTtray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 99,624 bytes (50% of all these files), 99,696 bytes, 123,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 110,816 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The SHTtray file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 30% 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 SHTtray.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 SHTtray?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall Sony Home Network Library or SOHLib Merge Module
To remove SHTtray 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 Sony Home Network Library or SOHLib Merge Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SHTtray.exe (SHTtray) 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 SHTtray. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SHTtray 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 SHTtray.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.
Users with an interest in SHTtray.exe have also been interested in: fileopenbroker64.exe hola_updater.exe brmfcmon.exe SHTtray.exe ezupbhook32.dll ledcontrolservice.exe lightingservice.exe safeboxservice.exe [index]