What does the wltray.exe file do?
The wltray.exe process is also known as Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or, as the case may be, DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet and is a part of Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or, as the case may be, DW WLAN Card Utility. This software is produced by Dell (www.dell.com) or, as the case may be, Broadcom (www.broadcom.com). An obsolete or defective version of wltray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- wltray.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- wltray.exe 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)
- wltray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wltray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wltray.exe wltray.exe
wltray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Wltray.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,444,736 bytes (17% of all these files), 3,810,304 bytes as well as 21 other variants.
Wltray.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. 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 wltray.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 4,685,824 bytes (11% of all these files), 4,968,960 bytes as well as 31 other variants.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 wltray.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 wltray?
|Wireless Netzwerk karte |
|Dell NIC applet for built-in wireless cards in Dell laptops. Not problems with it so far. |
|Its my Wireless Card Tray...thingy |
|for my USROBOTICS wifi card. Windows won't start the Wireless Zero service without this enabled in the startup options.. so BETTER KEEP IT IF YOU NEED IT!! |
|Dell's Wireless Network Connection - Runs network connection for built in wireless for Dell Laptops |
Summary: 7 users judge wltray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or DW WLAN Card Utility
To remove wltray.exe 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 Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet or DW WLAN Card Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wltray.exe (wltray.exe) 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 wltray.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wltray.exe 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 wltray.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.