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What is vboxtray.exe?

Part of Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions by Oracle

What is it?

VirtualBox Guest Additions Tray Application is part of Oracle VM VirtualBox, an x86 virtualization software package developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. Oracle VM VirtualBox is installed on an existing host operating system as an application; this host application allows additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, to be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.
Description of vboxtray.exe from Oracle
VirtualBox is powerful Cross-platform Virtualization Software for x86-based systems. "Cross-platform" means that it installs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris x86 computers. And "Virtualization Software" means that you can create and run multiple Virtual Machines, running different operating systems, on the same computer at the same time. For example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac, run Linux and Solaris on your Windows PC, or run Windows on you Linux systems.
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How does vboxtray.exe run?

Process - vboxtray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vboxtray.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does vboxtray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - vboxtray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VBoxTray' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\system32\VBoxTray.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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vboxtray.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vboxtray.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vboxtray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU791.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.82 MB RAM13.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
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:\Windows\System32\vboxtray.exe

Are there other versions of Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Add...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)

About Oracle Corporation

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File details

File name: vboxtray.exe
Publisher: Oracle Corporation (verified)
Name: Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions
Description: VirtualBox Guest Additions Tray Application
Version: 4.1.18.78361
Product version: 4.1.18.r78361
Size: 932.34 KB
Original file name: VBoxTray.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009416970%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008625147%
User CPU: 0.00007918229777%
Privileged CPU time: 296.23 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 195,205,529
CPU cycle count /min: 362,936
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 54.91 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.2 MB
Paged memory: 2.82 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.92 MB
Paged system memory: 50.95 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.58 KB
Working set memory: 1.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.24 MB
Min working set memory: 1.4 MB
Private memory: 2.82 MB
Page faults: 4,846
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 92 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 76 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 13,627
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 149.33 KB
Other Transfer /min: 23 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 12
Peak USER objects: 12
Resources
Handle count average: 92
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Windows\System32\VBoxTray.exe"
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\VBoxTray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VBoxTray
Command: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxTray.exe

Image hashes

MD5: f4ef21108e72a2955550566eb0353975
SHA-1: 56f3a9221ecd5d3e3ce9740bc3149e4ffb6cf18e
SHA-256: 49c286b5a398ba786beb6195ca8a4d07dc6f95b63a399becb1f850126ed2a767

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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