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What is McTray.exe?

McTray.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if McTray.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

McTray.exe file information

The process known as McAfee Security Agent Taskbar Extension or McTray Application belongs to software McAfee Common Framework or McAfee System Tray by McAfee (www.mcafee.com).

Description: McTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file McTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,016 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 91,456 bytes, 221,598 bytes or 75,072 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/mctray.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with McTray.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask the software vendor, www.Mcafee.com, for advice
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > McAfee Agent or Corel Painter IX)

Recommended: Identify McTray.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as McTray.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the McTray.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Mctray.exe is a process from McAfee Security Agent Taskbar Extension by McAfee, Inc. and part of McAfee Common Framework

Summary: Average user rating of McTray.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks McTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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