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What is ghosttray.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The file ghosttray.exe is added to your computer when you install the Norton Ghost software. When executed, the ghosttray.exe process will launch the main window of the program. The ghosttray.exe has a very appropriate name since it can be executed from the tray icon located at the lower right side of your windows interface.

Aside from providing quick and easy access to the main program, the ghosttray.exe process also provides quick navigation to the different features offered by the Norton Ghost application. With just one right-click on the taskbar icon, the ghosttray.exe process will immediately show a box containing clickable links to various commands related to the program housing this file.

The ghosttray.exe file is normally located in the folder C:/Program Files/Symantec/Norton Ghost/Agent/GhostTray.exe. This process is not part of the Windows system processes and can be activated or deactivated at your desire. However, it is not advisable to remove or end the ghosttray.exe process when the main program housing it is being used. Moreover, if you have the Norton Ghost installed in your computer and you find it of good use, then you should not alter the ghosttray.exe process file in anyway to avoid problems associated with the proper functionality of the main program.

The normal file size for the ghosttray.exe file is 1126400 bytes, 1537640 bytes, 1531904 bytes, 1537648 bytes, and 1122304 bytes, depending on the file and program version you are using. As of 2006, Symantec Corporation has the Norton Ghost version 12 out in the market.

The Norton Ghost program that houses the ghosttray.exe process is a back up and recovery tool for PCs. This program provides a number of options for backing up data in the computer. For example, you can save your entire system, only partitions of it, and/or even specific files. The Norton Ghost program is also equipped with encryption and compression capabilities and many other features catering to various backing up and recovery needs of PC users.

Author: Symantec Corporation.

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Part Of: Norton Ghost

Memory Usage: Low. This application takes up about 500Kb or available RAM resources when running.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe

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