What is MarvellTray.exe?

The genuine MarvellTray.exe file is a software component of Marvell RAID Utility (MRU) by Marvell Technology.
MarvellTray.exe is an executable file that belongs to Marvell RAID Utility, a tool that provides a browser-based GUI (graphical user interface) for the Marvell RAID adapter. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

The Marvell RAID Utility provides functionality for a large number of users who use motherboards with Marvell RAID controllers. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a relatively new approach to storage configuration that harnesses the power of multiple hard drives working together. Groups of hard disk drives that work together are called Disk Arrays. They can achieve very high data transfer speeds compared to conventional hard disk configurations.

The Marvell Technology Group produces products for storage, communications and consumer semiconductors. The company ships more than a billion ICs (integrated circuits) every year. Marvell caters to numerous markets including digital entertainment, mobile and wireless, networking, and high volume storage. Marvell was founded in 1995 by Sehat Sutardja, who has been designing electronic components and systems since he was a child. Today, the company has over 7,000 employees and rakes in revenue worth more then $3 billion. Marvell is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA.

MarvellTray stands for Marvell Tray Application

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 MarvellTray.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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MarvellTray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MarvellTray
MarvellTray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MarvellTray belongs to software Marvell Storage Utility (version V4) or Marvell MRU (version V4) by Marvell Semiconductor (

Description: MarvellTray.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MarvellTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—in most cases C:\Program Files (x86)\Marvell\raid\tray\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Marvell\storage\tray\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 741,376 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,213,952 bytes, 731,176 bytes or 1,219,432 bytes. 
The MarvellTray.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. MarvellTray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with MarvellTray.exe come up, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Marvell MRU V4 or Marvell Storage Utility V4).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MarvellTray.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MarvellTray.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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Best practices for resolving MarvellTray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MarvellTray. 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 MarvellTray.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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