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What is wstray.exe?

Part of WSEnrichment Application by WhiteSmoke

What is it?

wstray.exe (WSEnrichment Application) is the program that runs in the notification area system tray for the WhiteSmoke Toolbar program.
Description of wstray.exe from WhiteSmoke
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How does wstray.exe run?

Process - wstray.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 wstray.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file wstray.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable wstray.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wstray.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of wstray.exe users, 93.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is wstray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.39587% CPU3958686.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
41.04 MB RAM190.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
260 GDI objects173.3%
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:
C:\Program Files\whitesmoke\wstray.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 WSEnrichment Application.

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: wstray.exe
Publisher: WhiteSmoke
Name: WSEnrichment Application
Description: WSEnrichment Application
Version: 1.0.6034.13052
Size: 1.99 MB
Original file name: WSTray.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.4096118315%
Privileged CPU: 0.0137431586%
User CPU: 0.39586867291669%
Privileged CPU time: 1502.16 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 859,125,714
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 170.06 MB
Peak committed memory: 184.55 MB
Paged memory: 41.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 42.83 MB
Paged system memory: 124.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.25 KB
Working set memory: 22.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 54.02 MB
Min working set memory: 22.98 MB
Private memory: 41.04 MB
Page faults: 110,251
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,429
Total read transfer: 1.77 MB
Total write operations: 186
Total write transfer: 276.22 KB
Total other operations: 8,248
Total other transfer: 167.86 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 260
Peak GDI objects: 273
USER objects: 79
Peak USER objects: 109
Handle count average: 523
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke\WSTray.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: wstray.exe

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 55856

Image hashes

MD5: c457d38a398e70880d432e8db9574a6e
SHA-1: 023a440bb4af42186ee5e3ac26d85caeb4dd4182
SHA-256: c9e8e676a05ef82e58220417ef168929b5e3d010ecf5e9269aac1f2aa6300a5a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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