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File: igfxtray.dat

Location of igfxtray.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether igfxtray.dat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific igfxtray.dat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\igfxtray.dat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific igfxtray.dat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\igfxtray.dat

If you find igfxtray.dat file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The igfxtray.dat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of igfxtray.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
27005933E937D4189205D7CC019258B3895BFENov 10, 2011
132440BFADB15A7DB5D12C9FA1572B82EA76Nov 17, 2011
4182247D1EBB20EE54558109343368B902C13Nov 25, 2011
539AB4E9C02379F60E648C9A0FCD70CCF4CNov 29, 2011
270496255600701FDA09AD0202558338597271Dec 5, 2011
289217EBE6C30D1FC363FC6859D8C1E21E0107Dec 10, 2011
78881565B35980EA0326BEA19353F8F25DC86FDec 27, 2011
482778C43C12C6C3DEB42C9E3B627479AA2AA5Dec 27, 2011
2132592EAFB79FA5815B9F72889F3D53606C41Jan 21, 2012
33544D887744C53F5D8F43B35B6C19B3B96C7Jan 22, 2012
24441128F99F0D9835F09A8B71CF8B1C6BF8B5Jan 23, 2012
346017125596E8B46EB1C125D67F890B0CFA6Jan 25, 2012
51827E7101B8B76859142B9DB90A8C515A37CJan 30, 2012
9406192CAE91B35F98887C795568DF82B44F4Jan 31, 2012
94775D90BCE453A056DFA88E09618C890DB05Feb 1, 2012
1676566D8384DC9269B5DA66E95C7641F0FA97Feb 3, 2012
2575311473C2D9A331C9792C6130D8EF97912Feb 5, 2012
334808622D489EF2BDC0767183732527B962C7Feb 16, 2012
152155F2009613FE012FAB82089A81E8288955Feb 29, 2012
37287CA7D89968B407E6B67AAD4DFC3A6604Mar 13, 2012
2143266DD26F3705C3434E290B427CBEEC59E6Mar 23, 2012
693368154E9511C062B7C871A620B7BE46998Apr 2, 2012
28474248B1D12FBCAB6BEBA69AC68BAA48CAAFApr 17, 2012
41892C8B8F5FA2CAB59AF2A6589CB3B6999D7Apr 28, 2012
6483725B9704BE51DCAA61820375FA159FB9FBMay 25, 2012
7674D99A4757BB239A6B606F1D26F7D2583FJun 8, 2012
97639F67B7CBC962FCD56BB8462512191C0D3Jun 25, 2012
2174457D66AFB20739FE9E04CEF588B92C7AE0Aug 10, 2012
1806482099338F38F356891F1745D256ADDA4CSep 4, 2012
7749F22FF4AEEC8C7FD2213443F94BD0DFDBNov 8, 2012
270807F7741129FD2CB973C3C1D9B3A3835FDFNov 10, 2012
233095452C7A7754FB8B90FD13DEA1D563A98CNov 13, 2012
21744270A143D33FBE58AB5041C767882BECEFNov 13, 2012
7005539D8D7C3798227F72BA2B5FE747BEA6AEJan 24, 2013
233175450B28DDDA235794B5A02D4381335BEEJan 29, 2013
12957AA88C282D78F4A599F149E17491CB0Feb 2, 2013
237064C2C1EA99ACCD2B29C000362343372076Feb 14, 2013
3834AB834753CF23F204143322ACC48E3BE9May 9, 2013
129104A4B450FE14759267F8350AE0BCE42Jun 11, 2013
311129A0EFB191E8B38759F2A0D1C199480C75Jul 17, 2013
25618601EF17E6E42DCAEC83610430232AB0EBSep 6, 2013
3031004B6475063DFA8A22D6D9000A914B8AC9Oct 14, 2013
146112DA16AFA3DC60476FA42D1031D40D70C4Jan 29, 2014
655653D2BF7B0C62FE284D9A832C2F311BD5Feb 28, 2014
4191C71EE58D0A26C6B58563F0C2122DE88AMar 2, 2014
2308754171089ED666E08145EBCBCCA8760AB0Mar 12, 2014
252061D41F6B4D20E501342A83CA431E789013Apr 2, 2014
41637369C11A353A4EAF0A4CC8AD27F350BD07Apr 2, 2014
3458817C276DBEA4FA35A39682CD837C46CA4AJul 9, 2014
58871C5F6C1D29FF7BB0880FA60B81C8EF784Jul 28, 2014
2331783AFC2B9348FFD9B9E66E1FA5D98FF79ASep 3, 2014
2516735E3C590D55B9DCBA85817B25EABDC956Oct 24, 2014
55839869CD11C6F199E2E3EBFCB3A2B0F2120Jan 21, 2015
6578661F08C6902FDD78FDEF791A488462732Mar 25, 2015
30146938F2A7F16C999D8EF6CBB0F571EBA67Jul 19, 2015
1367C1F858F90D73A2ED03DDC295B5226888Dec 16, 2015
541146EE08297D594B35DD8CD8BD3F91357Sep 29, 2016
345885F80B8AE4797C0553BBA78D1C382535B7Jan 27, 2017
152074693D1B398CD06D9B1A6E650F76174349May 12, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove igfxtray.dat^

  1. To enable deleting the igfxtray.dat file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select igfxtray.dat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of igfxtray.dat and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of igfxtray.dat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of igfxtray.dat will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of igfxtray.dat will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a igfxtray.dat malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type igfxtray.dat. The name of the first found registry value referencing igfxtray.dat is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to igfxtray.dat, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of igfxtray.dat and Associated Malware.