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What is gentray.exe?

What is it?

gentray.exe is the program that runs in the notification area system tray. Genieo is a web browser framework that tries to automatically discover, manage and filter feeds according to users’ topics of interest. It runs within the context of Intenet Explorer as well as a stand alone process that remains running in the system tray as a background process. Genieo is a web browser framework that tries to automatically discover, manage and filter feeds according to users’ topics of interest.
Description of gentray.exe from the publisher
Genieo Software is a desktop application which automatically generates a personal start page with relevant content and ad-hock personalized news widgets. Unlike other start pages, Genieo Software doesn’t use predefined topics. Instead it auto generates a set of micro topics, based on the user’s areas of interest. Once installed, Genieo Software continuously locally indexes and maps your web activities, such as favorite feeds, news and content, search history, cookies stored in your computer and other browsing history, in order to discover your personal fields of interest and needs, and to provide you with your personalized start page based on such profile.
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How does gentray.exe run?

Process - gentray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does gentray.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - gentray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'GenieoSystemTray' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Genieo\Application\TrayUi\bin\gentray.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a 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 gentray.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of gentray.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is gentray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01960% CPU196019.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.71 MB RAM17.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,000 /min88.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of gentray.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: gentray.exe
Size: 514.34 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 2/7/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0246097552%
Privileged CPU: 0.0050077696%
User CPU: 0.01960198564028%
Privileged CPU time: 305.44 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 173,059,348
CPU cycle count /min: 210,928,707
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 95.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 103.78 MB
Paged memory: 3.71 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.81 MB
Paged system memory: 80.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.68 KB
Working set memory: 3.15 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.59 MB
Min working set memory: 3.15 MB
Private memory: 3.71 MB
Page faults: 14,441
Page faults /min: 463
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,266
Read operations /min: 83
Total read transfer: 169.14 KB
Read transfer /min: 2.9 KB
Total write operations: 488
Write operations /min: 17
Total write transfer: 35.31 KB
Write transfer /min: 1.2 KB
Total other operations: 8,402
Other operations /min: 252
Total other transfer: 63.1 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.85 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
Peak GDI objects: 34
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 26
Handle count average: 359
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: GenieoSystemTray
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Genieo\Application\TrayUi\bin\gentray.exe"

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 54611
TCP: localhost on port 54073
UDP: LISTENING on port 53453
TCP: localhost on port 53002

Image hashes

MD5: af17488371e84788fe89cb986bdec645
SHA-1: db368c8282b11b359ab039eedc6b0dbb96a58927
SHA-256: 05563e8f24bfd3522041b1033319d347305af425256bdbb3cbe10c4b6aad9663

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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