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What is pctstray.exe?

By PC Tools

Description of pctstray.exe from PC Tools
PC Tools Security is a full antivirus and antispyware package designed to protect from known viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats while defending against spyware, adware, bots, keyloggers and other malware. Monitors for and blocks known malware in real-time. PC Tools Security uses spider scanning technology to identify and remove threats in minutes. Warns you about unsafe or phishing websites and displays website safety ratings in your search results. Frequent automatic updates and product upgrades ensure that you are always protected against the latest threats.
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How does pctstray.exe run?

Process - pctstray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pctstray.exe is executed by the process pctssvc.exe (PC Tools Security Service by PC Tools).

How does pctstray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pctstray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ISTray' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.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 pctstray.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pctstray.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pctstray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU546.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.72 MB RAM124.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
204 GDI objects136.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spyware doctor\pctstray.exe

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About PC Tools

PC Tools develops and publishes security and utility software for consumers and enterprises markets. Its products include Spyware Doctor, which provides spyware More...
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File details

File name: pctstray.exe
Publisher: PC Tools (verified)
Description: PC Tools Tray Application
Product version: 7.0
Size: 1.19 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Tools
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/9/2009
Expiration date: 8/15/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001921737%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001375258%
User CPU: 0.00005464784808%
Privileged CPU time: 998.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 236,882,382
CPU cycle count /min: 83,049,326
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 142.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 149.27 MB
Paged memory: 26.72 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.99 MB
Paged system memory: 196.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.19 KB
Working set memory: 1.8 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.98 MB
Min working set memory: 774 KB
Private memory: 26.72 MB
Page faults: 269,462
Page faults /min: 101
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 114
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.55 MB
Read transfer /min: 510 Bytes
Total write operations: 52
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.68 KB
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 375,029
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 7.14 MB
Other Transfer /min: 5 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 204
Peak GDI objects: 222
USER objects: 86
Peak USER objects: 101
Handle count average: 296
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ISTray
Command: "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: a23c6f6a28d03a7c884d9bfbb866fd37
SHA-1: a553a0a7885b95bbd86a26c43c85c88f8c883f0e
SHA-256: 26da114b1e33d4877d1833dd8e21f3e7d5a5a03bd3be3f8edea7e9a3b52926ed

PE image details

File packed: No
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