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Is sistray.exe safe?

Sistray.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 sistray.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.


Sistray.exe file information

The process known as SiS Compatible Super VGA Tray Application or SiS 300/305 Super VGA Tray Application or SiS 630/730 Super VGA Tray Application belongs to software SiS® Compatible Super VGA SiSTray application or SiS® Compatible Super VGA SiSTray application for Windows (version NT4.0/2000/XP) or SiS (version 300/305 SiSTray application for Windows NT 4.0/2000, 630/730 SiSTray application for Windows NT4.0/2000/XP) or SiS VGA Utilities by Silicon Integrated Systems (www.sis.com).

Description: Sistray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. sistray.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 331,776 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 262,144 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sistray.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Sistray.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If sistray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 552,960 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 397,312 bytes or 266,499 bytes. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Sistray.exe is able to record inputs.
In case of any problems with sistray.exe, you might want to do the following:

  • turn to the software developer, SIS, for advice
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > SiS VGA Utilities)

If sistray.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 266,499 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The sistray.exe file is not a Windows core file. Sistray.exe is able to record inputs.

If sistray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 266,499 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "SiS Tray" can run at start up. System Tray icon for SiS based graphics. Note - this resides in C:\Windows\System
  • "sistray" definitely not required. Added by the PROVA TROJAN!

Important: Some malware disguises itself as sistray.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sistray.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.



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User Comments

as long as you use the driver from the SiS website you'll be fine provided it's the correct driver for your video card. the sis tray is just part of it like the nvidia or ati trays
  DoktorSquatch  
It's a video driver also known as VGA its not dangerous aslong as you get the right driver for the right video card.
  James  
Something to do with display drivers on some Dell Computers. Creates the SiSUtility Tray Quicklaunch icon.
  Jimmy  
It's from Silicon Integrated Systems. It's likely because you have a SIS motherboard or chipset.
  Jeff   (further information)
UNGEFÄHRLICH!!!!
  MAN IN BLACK  
appears to be vdu driver to correct gamma, colours etc for glass displays - made by www.sis.com
   
Sits in system32. Installed after clicking in fake blue mountain e-card along with ulvrsao, winverr.exe, tracerts.exe. Also, it replaces every file in the Mozilla Firefox folder for files of their. Firefox doesn't works afterwards.
  Gustavo Morales  
dunno, seems its linked to another program sisgrp.sys, I think it is indeed a virus
  DayDreamer  
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Summary: Average user rating of sistray.exe: based on 23 votes with 9 reviews.
11 users think sistray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 6 users think sistray.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade sistray.exe ("not sure about it").


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