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What is vptray.exe?

Part of Symantec AntiVirus by Symantec

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How does vptray.exe run?

Process - vptray.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. vptray.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Microsoft® Windows® İşletim Sistemi by Microsoft).

How does vptray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - vptray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'vptray' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vptray.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vptray.exe users, 93.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vptray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00058% CPU5785.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.56 MB RAM16.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              29 GDI objects19.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec client security\symantec antivirus\vptray.exe

Are there other versions of Symantec AntiVirus?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Symantec AntiVirus.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: vptray.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Symantec AntiVirus
Description: Symantec AntiVirus
Size: 122.69 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/8/2004
Expiration date: 11/21/2005

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006653143%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000867801%
User CPU: 0.00057853416741%
Privileged CPU time: 375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.63 MB
Paged memory: 3.56 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.9 MB
Paged system memory: 88.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.87 KB
Working set memory: 7.79 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.37 MB
Min working set memory: 7.73 MB
Private memory: 3.56 MB
Page faults: 89,227
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,541
Total read transfer: 17.2 MB
Total write operations: 10
Total write transfer: 686 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,303,795
Total other transfer: 626.91 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 29
USER objects: 25
Handle count average: 233
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: vptray
Command: C:\Program Files1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~2\VPTray.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 4279e452e99a4f044ce37f03d57fa612
SHA-1: e93739b8835f4edce82fec77956ede0d35cdd63e
SHA-256: 2447205b5cf4a4ae91b865e439643d78719c1ac39875d1601fe9924044877ea6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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