Is atitray.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of atitray.exe:









File purpose and description:

atitray.exe is a program that was most likely installed by you sometime after you purchased your computer, but it may also arrive on your computer as preinstalled software. The exact disk location is also listed below if you wish to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware and virus programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. This is a hardware program from ATI, and the purpose is to work with your ATI graphics card, allowing you to configure and control your computer's graphics settings. This file will be found in your system startup list also as it runs as a background transaction. This software is considered safe, and is not virus or spyware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
atitray.exe

File type:
This is an exe file.

File or folder location:
This file will be found at "C:\Program Files\Ray Adams\ATI Tray Tools\atitray.exe"


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, atitray.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of atitray.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!