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What is cistray.exe?

Part of COMODO Internet Security by COMODO

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How does cistray.exe run?

Process - cistray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. cistray.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does cistray.exe start?

Scheduled task - cistray.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (all users) run - cistray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'COMODO Internet Security' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.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.
Scheduled tasks startup - cistray.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the cistray.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of cistray.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cistray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00218% CPU21762.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.11 MB RAM28.4%
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.
154 GDI objects102.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\comodo\comodo internet security\cistray.exe

Are there other versions of COMODO Internet Security?

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 COMODO Internet Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)


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File details

File name: cistray.exe
Publisher: COMODO (verified)
Name: COMODO Internet Security
Description: COMODO Internet Security
Version: 7, 0, 315459, 4132
Size: 1.22 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 6/13/2012
Expiration date: 6/14/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0036622900%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014859988%
User CPU: 0.00217629120416%
Privileged CPU time: 39734.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 164 ms
CPU cycle count: 393,214,976
CPU cycle count /min: 1,115,886,040
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 166.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 173.81 MB
Paged memory: 6.11 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.26 MB
Paged system memory: 315.24 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.59 KB
Working set memory: 9.47 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.52 MB
Min working set memory: 3.27 MB
Private memory: 6.11 MB
Page faults: 802,647
Page faults /min: 3,315
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 74
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 195.75 KB
Read transfer /min: 828 Bytes
Total other operations: 810
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 14.67 KB
Other Transfer /min: 62 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 154
Peak GDI objects: 158
USER objects: 52
Peak USER objects: 56
Handle count average: 226
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.exe"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}
Command: \{31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: COMODO Internet Security
Command: C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cistray.exe

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \{31DDBD37-5DB7-4030-8064-10B0CAA806C3}

Image hashes

MD5: d67c4c1bae2b6236f21a115e8316d16c
SHA-1: d7bf3aa042826f2ed354d2f8fbff0387a0e9e583

PE image details

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