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What does the TrayIcon.exe file do?

The TrayIcon.exe process is also known as AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet and is a part of AGEIA PhysX or, as the case may be, PC MightyMax (Version 2010). This software is produced by PC MightyMax (www.pcmightymax.net). An obsolete or defective version of TrayIcon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about TrayIcon.exe AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet

TrayIcon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. TrayIcon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 331,776 bytes (66% of all these files), 122,368 bytes or, as the case may be, 335,872 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 64% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A TrayIcon.exe file has a 8% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 126,888 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The TrayIcon file is not part of the Windows operating system.

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 TrayIcon.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 TrayIcon?

Some physics engine for games if you have an AGEIA PhysX card. (further information...)

Summary: One user judges TrayIcon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall AGEIA PhysX or PC MightyMax

To remove AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AGEIA PhysX or PC MightyMax in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if TrayIcon.exe (AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet) 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 AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AGEIA PhysX System Tray Applet 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 TrayIcon.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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