ehtray.exe high CPU and resource consumption

What to do if ehtray.exe eats alot of procesor time and memory on your Windows (XP, 7, 8 or Windows 10)

A lot of Windows processes, including ehtray.exe, can from time to time consume a bunch of computer resources.
Sometimes, this behaviour is normal. Programs like video editors or IDEs are notorious for it's greediness. However, if formerly lightweight program starts to consume CPU time and/or memory like crazy, it can indicate some deeper troubles. Before you'll visit trained computer professional, consider steps below:

  1. Restart ehtray.exe. Programs sometimes get into the trouble, and restart is a rule of thumb.
  2. Restart Windows. This is more violent version of previous step.
  3. High CPU consumption can be related to problems in Windows registry. Fix it with this specialized tool: IT Sponge
  4. Dive into program settings: switch off every fancy feature (especially graphic cuties are hungry), it often helps.
  5. Extend your computer's memory. Well, this is a step of despair, but some programs simply cannot run on ancient computer with 512 MB of RAM

Still no luck?

Sometimes, high CPU consupmption can indicate malware or trojan attack, or even operating system malfunction. Scan your computer with antivirus, run a Windows repair utility and do not forget to run checkdisk. If the problem emerged after some suspicious software installation, use system restore point ad revert your computer to previous state.

You can be also interested in: checking if ehtray.exe is virus or not , how to solve typical problems with ehtray.exe error (or more specific ehtray.exe application error) Removal guide: how to remove ehtray.exe. Solve problems with ehtray.exe not responding. How to handle damaged file: ehtray.exe is corrupted.

Main article: ehtray.exe

Clean and speed up your computer

You know it: the longer you own your computer, the slower it runs and the more often it stucks.
Can it be changed? Of course yes.

IT Sponge fixed to date 2.6 billions bugs on more than 1 million computers around the world.

It's quick, automatic and easy to use. Try it now:
Download and install IT Sponge

What is ehtray.exe - purpose and description:
This is a program that is used by the Microsoft Media Center. The process is located in the tray bar of your computer, which allows easier accessibility to the digital media manager.

ehtray.exe high cpuSecurity risk rating: N/A

Note: The security risk rating is based on user's opinions. This is not our recommendation or adwice any way. Please use your own mind and think twice :-)
Trojan and malware info: N/A
Typical errors: File not found, An error occured in file, Not responding, Application Error 0x , Howto delete, stop, run, remove and find the file...

- N/A is an abbreviation for "Not available". That means that now we have no information if this process is harmful or not.
- There is almost unlimited numbers of messages that should appear while you're running the software. We selected only the typical ones here

Related posts for ehtray.exe

See Related Forum Messages: Follow the Links Below to View Complete Thread

Summary: 1 user rated this process. Average security risk: Very low

Average user rating of ehtray.exe: 5 5 based on 1 votes and/or 1 reviews.

Nameparts: eh tray, eht ray, ehtr ay, .

User reviews snapshot:

[22:24:06] kms-qad.exe: malware analiz...
[00:22:19] sandisksecureaccessv2_win.exe: how to restore the flasdisk sa...
[20:58:22] dx8vb.dll: the risk is virus ...
[14:18:21] nvspcaps.exe: NVIDIA Server Capture is neces...
[20:01:40] pcacli.dll: If you have a game or anything...
[22:42:35] half_life_2_lost_coast_gdf.dll: halmacpi.dll...
[06:33:34] nvgftraypluginr.dll: NvGFT Plugin.dll ...
[20:21:06] ivms-4200.exe: Process required for IVMS CCTV...
[19:16:19] pclink.exe: Wireless Printing software for...
[00:18:37] mcnetwork.dll: amze...

Warning: Once again about user reviews. Our users can freely add their reviews about whatever process they want. We, of course, purify and filter raged words. However, do not trust everything. We have no time to review any user's sentence. So the information provided in user reviews CAN be innacurate. Or misprinted. Or anything else. Are you adult, aren't you? We believe in your mind.

Windows process DB: sfloppy.sys taskmgr.exe alg.exe pnkbstra.exe mom.exe aawservice.exe srvany.exe w3wp.exe smss.exe ping.exe jucheck.exe teatimer.exe ielowutil.exe splwow64.exe sptd.sys cfp.exe ntkrnlpa.exe hidfind.exe consent.exe switchboard.exe check.exe mr3start.exe stacmon.exe st330service.exe bullguardupdate.exe diagnostics.exe sm56hlpr.exe deskbot.exe poptray.exe memorex.exe

New: Windows dynamic link library DB: ATV02NT5.DLL, ver., atv02nt5.dll, ver., atv02w9x.dll, ver., ATV02W9X.DLL, atv03w9x.dll, ATV04NT4.DLL, ATV04NT5.DLL, atv04nt5.dll, ATV04W9X.DLL, ATV06NT4.DLL, ATV06NT5.DLL, atv06nt5.dll, ATV06W9X.DLL, atv10nt5.dll, audfilt.dll, dllhost etc...

Available version list table, select the version you have on your PC:

Security MD5 or checksum Version Location Size
N/A D96BC428 5.1.2715.2765 67584 B
N/A 2EBDDF6C 5.1.2600.2180 50176 B
N/A 46B1BD77 5.1.2700.2180 59392 B
N/A D33ABFA3 5.1.2710.2732 64512 B
N/A 7E667F26 5.1.2710.2732 64512 B
N/A A1007DF6 5.1.2710.2732 64512 B
N/A BD2598DA 6.0.6000.16386 125440 B
N/A E785A6B9 6.0.6000.16386 125440 B
N/A 880F17EC 0 B
N/A 9EFE384 0 B
N/A f2d9ac2b 0 B
N/A af7e129a 0 B
N/A 6a847ec9 6.0.6000.16386 0 B
N/A 64a1b1a4 6.1.1000.18273 0 B
N/A 41209cd2 6.1.7601.17514 0 B
N/A 10035e4c014522fe740172ff0b4ff43e 6.1.7601.17514 C:\Windows\winsxs 163328 B
Windows Media Center

Retypes: wxe, rxe, eze, ece, exw, exr, eexe, exxe, exee, whtray, rhtray, egtray, ejtray, ehrray, ehyray, ehteay, ehttay, ehtrsy, ehtrat, ehtrau, eehtray, ehhtray, ehttray, ehtrray, ehtraay, ehtrayy, htray, etray, ehray, ehtay, ehtry, ehtra, ehtrai, ehdray,

Have you heard about GOOSENET?

GOOSENET is AI powered early warning system for your computer.
If you got troubles with Windows, you should definitely give it a try.

This web site and all information written here is for information purposes only, WITHOUT ANY VARANTY. YOU ARE USING THIS PAGES ON YOU OWN RISK. You should always verify the accuracy of information provided on this page. We pay a big attention to provide you with the correct information. However, many spyware and malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware processes and DLLs. If we have included information about ehtray.exe that is inaccurate, we would appreciate your help by getting us know about your user review. Also, web links to software and DLL vendors are provided just for your conform, and we cannot guarantee its accuracy nor relevance with DLL or process listed on this page. We are not affiliated with this pages. We are not responsible for misprints on this site or changes occured since this page was published. The product, software and operating system names mentioned on this web site, can be copyrighted and registered trademarks of their owners.