What does the sttray.exe file do?
The sttray.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 IDT Audio or, as the case may be, C-Major Audio. This software is produced by IDT (www.idt.com) or, as the case may be, SigmaTel (www.sigmatel.com). An obsolete or defective version of sttray.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)
- sttray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sttray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sttray.exe Sigmatel Audio system tray application
sttray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Sttray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 405,504 bytes (26% of all these files), 495,708 bytes as well as 21 other variants.
This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This sttray program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A sttray.exe file has a 63% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 303,104 bytes (70% of all these files), 405,504 bytes as well as 4 other variants. The sttray file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This sttray program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file.
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 sttray.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 sttray?
|Someone should add a helpful diagnosis of what this is, but nobody has yet so I don't know what to do. Come on people add something. |
|very safe came installed with my new dell inspiron lap-top safe by all means (further information...) |
dave halifax ns.
|Came custom with my dell |
|Intel High Definition Audio - Run MSCONFIG and remove from startup. I downloaded from Intel for 945GNT motherboard. |
|System Tray for Sigmatel HD Audio Drivers - Common for onboard audio that ships with many OEM systems and integrated motherboards. |
Summary: 20 users judge sttray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted sttray.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall IDT Audio or C-Major 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. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate IDT Audio or C-Major Audio in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if sttray.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 sttray.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.