What is MicTray64.exe?

The genuine MicTray64.exe file is a software component of Conexant SmartAudio II by Conexant.
Conexant SmartAudio II is an audio driver interface for audio chipsets manufactured by Conexant. MicTray64.exe runs a microphone tray process for Conexant SmartAudio II. This process is a known keylogger and should be disabled by renaming MicTray64.exe.

Conexant SmartAudio II is a driver interface that lets users control program settings related to Conexant audio chipsets. The program allows the customisability of certain aspects of the installed audio hardware. Conexant SmartAudio II is available for the Windows platform.

Conexant is a subsidiary of Synaptics, Inc. that develops software and fabless semiconductors. The company mainly designs technology that finds applications in modems, imaging, voice and audio processing equipment. Conexant was spun off from Rockwell Semiconductor Systems in 1999 and grew into the largest communications-IC company in the world, lead by Dwight W. Decker. Conexant is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.

MicTray64 stands for Microphone Tray (64-bit)

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 MicTray64.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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MicTray64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MicTray64
MicTray64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as mic tray icon or MicTray belongs to software unknown by Conexant (

Description: MicTray64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The MicTray64.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\MicTray\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,719,832 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 2,719,320 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. MicTray64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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If MicTray64.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 2,758,232 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The MicTray64.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name MicTray64.exe, for example not-a-virus:HEUR:Monitor.Win64.MicTrayLog.gen (detected by Kaspersky), and SecurityRisk.Mtray (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the MicTray64.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

comes with keylogger
  anthony   (further information)
comes with keylogger
  anthony   (further information)
Found to contain a keylogger. May or may not be malicious but is certainly dangerous.
  Randy   (further information)
Could be misused as keylogger on specific model HP Laptops.
    (further information)
Just read that this service contains a keylogger on HP laptops. Get rid of this driver!
  John Gault   (further information)
According to a skynews report, this app is not supposed to be in client products as it has keylogger properties, causing a security risk.
  Felix   (further information)
Drivers come with a keylogger
  John Doe   (further information)
Windows Defender says it is a monitoring tool delete it straight away. This link provides information about it
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Summary: Average user rating of MicTray64.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users suspect danger. 4 users think MicTray64.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MicTray64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MicTray64. 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 MicTray64.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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