nvtray.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if nvtray.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
Usually, this application is stored in C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is cdc247199f600d0cb3235164bedc7662.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the full power of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the exe is NVIDIA Settings.
File version extracted from the file 188.8.131.5201.
Maker NVIDIA Corporation.
Intellectual property rights notice (C) 2016 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved..
Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
nvtray.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from nvtray.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: NVIDIA Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.