What is 360Tray.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 360Tray.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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360Tray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 360Tray
360Tray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as 360 Total Security or 360 Internet Security Proactive Defense belongs to software 360 Total Security or 360 Security Center or 360 Internet Security by ( or QIHU 360 SOFTWARE CO. LIMITED or Qihu Software Co. or Qihoo 360 Technology Co. or Qihu 360 Software Co..

Description: 360Tray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The 360Tray.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\safemon\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\360\360Safe\safemon\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 345,000 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 596,808 bytes and 18 more variants. 
360Tray.exe is digitally signed. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The 360Tray.exe file is a Verisign signed file. 360Tray.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with 360Tray.exe, you can uninstall 360 Total Security or 360 Internet Security from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or contact [1][2] to assist you.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 360Tray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 360Tray.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

360tray.exe may be either a malware or legit process. See link
  Willy   (further information)
I tried to remove with no success. Can not disable start up in task manager. Unable to delete using 'Revo Uninstaller Pro'. Don't like programs you can't remove. Suspect intent is nefarious.

Summary: Average user rating of 360Tray.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving 360Tray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 360Tray. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 360Tray.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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