What does the stsystra.exe file do?
The stsystra.exe process is also known as Sigmatel Audio system tray application or, as the case may be, IDT PC Audio and is a part of C-Major Audio or, as the case may be, IDT PC Audio. This software is produced by SigmaTel (www.sigmatel.com) or, as the case may be, IDT (www.idt.com). An obsolete or defective version of stsystra.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Sigmatel Audio system tray application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Sigmatel Audio system tray application 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)
- stsystra.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module stsystra.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about stsystra.exe Sigmatel Audio system tray application
stsystra.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file stsystra.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 282,624 bytes (52% of all these files), 339,968 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This stsystra.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Stsystra.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A stsystra.exe file has a 25% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 405,504 bytes. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
- A stsystra.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 30,720 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It does not supply any version information or other description. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The stsystra file is not part of the Windows operating system. stsystra.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 stsystra.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 stsystra?
|for pc audio |
|Allows for jack reconfiguration of inputs for Sigmatel audio cards. |
|Audio driver from my dell laptop. |
|Came with my Dell laptop. |
|runs pc audio, need to function correctly |
Summary: 35 users judge stsystra.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall C-Major Audio or IDT PC Audio
To remove Sigmatel Audio system tray application 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 C-Major Audio or IDT PC Audio in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if stsystra.exe (Sigmatel Audio system tray application) 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 Sigmatel Audio system tray application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sigmatel Audio system tray application 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 stsystra.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.