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Windows Process Description:

The camtray.exe process is a part of the Creative Camera Launcher Application.

The camtray.exe file is a legitimate and safe file. As part of the software support for Creative Web Cameras, the camtray.exe process is normally found in systems wherein the user has added a web cam by Creative. The camtray.exe is not an essential system file. However, it is recommended that the camtray.exe process be retained to ensure that the Creative Web Camera runs to its full capacity.

There are four known versions for the camtray.exe file. Version 3.50.11 of the camtray.exe file was launched as Creative Camera Launcher Application 3.50 with a file size of 258,048 KB. Version 3.50.08 of the camtray.exe process was also released as Creative Camera Launcher Application 3.50. However, version 3.50.08 occupies less space than the 3.50.11 version. The 3.50.08 version occupies only 245,760 KB of hard drive space compared to the earlier model.

Version 3.50.06 was another camtray.exe application version launched as the Creative Camera Launcher Application 3.50. The 3.50.06 version has the same file size as the 3.50.08 version. However, there is a marked difference in the MD5 Signature.

The most recent version of the camtray.exe file is the 3.60.07 version launched as the Creative Camera Launcher Application 3.60 with a file size of 299,008 KB.

The Camera Launcher Application was also released to the public with the product name Creative Cam Detector. It places an icon on the system tray wherein the user can access or launch the Creative Web Cam of choice.

Creative Technologies has several web cams that use the Creative Camera Launcher Application. Some of Creative's Web Cam models are: the Live! Cam Optia Pro, Live! Cam Video IM, Live! Cam Optia, Live! Cam Video IM Pro, Webcam Live! Motion, Creative WebCam Instant Skype Edition, Live! Cam Optia AF, Live! Cam Voice, Live! Cam Notebook pro, Live! Cam Notebook, WebCam Live! Ultra for Notebooks, Live! Cam Notebook Ultra and Live! Wireless cameras.

Aside from webcams, Creative also offers Sound Blasters, MP3 Players, Speaker Systems, Headphones and Headsets, Video, Accessories, Mice and Keyboards, Peripherals and the like. All these peripherals, accessories and devices come with support software that can be downloaded from the Creative website.

A known leader in digital entertainment, Creative is currently best known for its Creative Zen line of products.

Author: Creative Technology Inc..

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Part Of: Creative WebCam Tray

Memory Usage: Low, uses approximately 261 KB of RAM.

System Process: No

Application: No

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: Yes, the camtray.exe is Creative Labs Webcam system tray control.

Common Path: C:\%programfiles%\Creative\Shared Files

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