What is ehtray.exe process?
ehtray.exe is a simple system process which maintains and manages digital media manager under Microsoft Media Center operating system. It acts as a component for Windows Media center.
Is Ehtray.exe Virus?
No, it is a system defined process file and is verified by Microsoft Corporation. Although you need to check the name of the file if your antivirus shows any problem. Be careful to distinguish between forged Ehtray.exe names such as eHtry.exe & ehty.exe
Ehtray startup Problems
This is a non mandatory startup program and hence can be disabled from the system startup. But if you use Media center for regular multemedia interaction this action is not advisable. Disabling this process might create problems with Media center application. In some cases it has been found that the problem is not with ehtray.ex but with some other dll files which fails to patch up with this process.
How to disable ehtray from startup?
If you are sure about doing it you can follow these simple steps to remove ehtray.exe from startup:
1. Press “Winkey” + R
2. Type “msconfig” without quotes
3. Go to the start-up tab
4. Find ehtray.exe from the shown entries
5. Disable the check-box beside ehtray
6. Save all pending works (if any)
7. Select “Restart”
What is ehome in ehtray directory?
The default path form this sub directory is “C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe”. It hosts the main main ehtray application of the Microsoft library. It is not a threat and you should not change the path to some other place. In case the folder gets corrupted it is advisable to run a system repair with the installation disk to restore the file to its original location.
Never download any system files from third party websites. They may have patched binary files or may be incompatible with your version of the operating system. In order to tackle errors related to ehtray please reinstall the complete program from the installation disk.