What does the TPTray.exe file do?
The TPTray.exe process is also known as TPTray Application or, as the case may be, TrustPort Tray and is a part of TouchPad On/Off Utility or, as the case may be, Core Layer. This software is produced by COMPAL ELECTRONIC INC (www.compal.com) or, as the case may be, TrustPort, a.s. An obsolete or defective version of TPTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TPTray Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TPTray 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)
- TPTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TPTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TPTray.exe TPTray Application
TPTray.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file TPTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 53,248 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 49,152 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 TPTray file is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. TPTray.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 15% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A TPTray.exe file has a 6% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 1,084,320 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. 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. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The TPTray file is not part of the Windows operating system. TPTray.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 TPTray.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 TPTray?
|Part of Toshiba power mgt |
|tptray.exe is Touchpad configuration tray icon for Toshiba laptops. It gives easy access to the configurations for the touchpad. |
|I had two instances showing in tskmgr one under user and one under system. I tried to end the user and it wouldn't stop, however when I ended the one under system it did. But the one under user won;t stop. |
|No sooner did I get the last message in and went back to tskmgr did I see the damn thing was back! |
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How to uninstall TouchPad On/Off Utility or Core Layer
To remove TPTray 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 TouchPad On/Off Utility or Core Layer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if TPTray.exe (TPTray 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 TPTray Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TPTray 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 TPTray.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.