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What is moontray.exe?

What is it?

moontray.exe is the process that runs in the notification area system tray. Moon Secure Antivirus is just a wrapper around the open source Clam Antivirus product. Moon Secure Antivirus is typically installed via a software bundle with various toolbars and such and distributed by Freeze.com via W3i's InstallIQ.
Description of moontray.exe from the publisher
Moon Secure Antivirus aims to be the best Free Antivirus for Windows under GPL license. It offers multiple scan engines, Net shield, Firewall, On access, on Exec scanner and rootkits preventions plus features from Commercial Antivirus applications. Moon Secure AV is an opensource antivirus currently using the clamav engine due to fast response time and huge AV database, however we are implementing another engine that is heuristic and will allow users to customize the engine on the fly. Unlike clam it has an enterprise level real-time scanner. It is built for windows and will run on XP and vista. It can scan portable drives and fixed drives. It is able to detect viruses, Trojans and spyware.
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How does moontray.exe run?

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

How does moontray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - moontray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Moon Secure Antivirus' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\MoonTray.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 0.4% of all Boost users have the moontray.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of moontray.exe users, 89.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is moontray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
2.56688% CPU25668838.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.38 MB RAM29.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
230 GDI objects153.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\moon secure antivirus\moontray.exe

What programs install moontray.exe?

Moon Secure Antivirus by Trieu Tran Duc
Program URL: www.moonsecure.com/moonav
Install path: C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\
Size: 44.17 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: moontray.exe
Size: 1.61 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 2.6977121285%
Privileged CPU: 0.1308282458%
User CPU: 2.56688388270930%
Privileged CPU time: 6434.7 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 71 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,394,416,728
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 99.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 115.97 MB
Paged memory: 6.38 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.7 MB
Paged system memory: 129.61 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.62 KB
Working set memory: 8.74 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.93 MB
Min working set memory: 8.7 MB
Private memory: 6.38 MB
Page faults: 8,732
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 136
Total read transfer: 3.75 KB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Total other operations: 17,148
Total other transfer: 31.68 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 230
Peak GDI objects: 240
USER objects: 120
Peak USER objects: 125
Handle count average: 206
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\moontray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Moon Secure Antivirus
Command: C:\Program Files\Moon Secure Antivirus\MoonTray.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 51877
TCP: localhost on port 50498

Image hashes

MD5: 3794cfb335c5e894cb633d0669c7e686
SHA-1: 0bccfdcd2f204c2d93e8a8c7be34666380b88c02
SHA-256: f77fbbad13b38cb150e1ee824af294a6c5039dcca88f0d72d01b115081bddef0

PE image details

File packed: No
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