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Process name: Sonic Update Manager

Product: RecordNow!

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Rovi Corporation (rovicorp.com)

File: sgtray.exe

A background process for the Sonic CD suite of products, the Sonic Update Manager loads automatically when Windows starts. It constantly monitors Sonic's software servers for current product versions and compares them to the Sonic software that you have installed. If there is a more current version online, it will automatically update your software. This application can be uninstalled or disabled through the Microsoft Configuration Utility. Sonic Solutions was purchased by Rovi Corporation in 2010. Based in Santa Clara, California, Rovi was founded in 1983. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sgtray.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of sgtray.exe: based on 48 votes. Read also the 43 reviews.

  • 332 users ask for this file. 9 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 20 users rated it as neutral. 6 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 10 users rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about sgtray.exe:
this thing has strange internet activity. mine hooks up about once every 10 sec. it seems to be looping around my router/firewall & only connecting every few min. It is part of `record now` but I don`t like it & it`s coming out! whitehore
This file has 711 trojan (Seven Eleven), 711 trojan to IP; Steve W
This is an updater for Sonic RecordNow. Ragman
causes system to lock up....
This updater for Sonic RecordNow would not stop dialing the internet even when I disabled it in the program, so I removed it from loading in msconfig. Later I tried to remove RecordNow from my computer which screwed things up entirely, so I did a Windows restore, but ever since have had little creeping problems. Stupid program! doonseburger
SAFE - check Norton - backup related application file that is SAFE not spywear. Users choice to keep - not needed if you have separate backup system. Veritas = software owner.
I allowed VERITAS UPDATE MANAGER to connecto by mistake. So tried to shutdown my computer. the system could not shut it down. I ended it throufh manager. It seemed to work so I left. three hours later when I went to start my computer it was very hot so I notice it was still on. This happen twice. I computer is now acting strange.
It continuously does not react when I switch off the computer. Even after reinstalling the system :-( Floki
It seems to be causing problems w/ mem mgmt & network functions Wayne
It comes when I start the windows yo
Just a RecordNow Updater REDONDOS
It doesn't cause me much trouble, but I prefer to delete it, because I don't want many backround processes running on my system.
it is not necessary Citoulien
Part of Sonic RecordNow, seems to hang on shutdown. Am going to replace with better CD recording software! Grahmo
Causes my computer to freeze on shutdown. I have occaisional problems with some strange memory errors. Gina S.
It prevents Windows from shutting down. isse_b
When I go to turn off my computer, sometimes I get the message "sgtray.exe is not responding". This doesn't happen all the time though. Anyone know what could be wrong?
It seems to be a part of Sonic's RecordNow, so not spyware, but ANNOYING-ware. Every time I shutdown my PC I get a message telling that "Could'n shutdown cgtray.exe", and stays there foerever, unless you manually abort the process; then shutdown will continue normally. But if you don't abort it manually, shutdown will not happen and next morning you'll find your PC stil "shutting down", and hot, as a collegue said above. frankieg
My system keeps locking up, and sometimes needs a hard boot - if I stop sgtray.exe by task manager all is fine - this puppy is coming out now! Freddie T
Interferes with my sign in for McAfee. Causes McAfee to constantly ask for verification of membership. R.E.D.
Sonic Record now updater Hangs up when shutting down computer...have to manually end it...come on Dell, give your head a shake...what the hell were you thinking bundling this malcontent software with your systems
I've been facing several excel failures lately. Whenever I choose to end the program, I also get an error message related to sgtray.exe. I'm deleting it. BM
Appears to have also screwed up some IE functions until it was removed. ID'd as part of Sonic update, killing task free'd up PC after lockup wbealsd
It caused the HP scanner on one of our systems to freeze after one scanned page. After some long troube-shooting I found out that the sgtray.exe caused the problems somehow. Since I disabled it with msconfig and then renamed it to sgtray.old, the problems are gone. Korenchkin
I shall remove it  See also: Link Hans
I kept getting memory reference errors. I unistalled Sonic RecordNow to remove this annoyance. jriceter
Uninstall Sonic Update Management from Windows Add/Remove programs will remove sgtray.exe. The CD burner still works fine Doniek
this is very annoying process, it is not happen always . Roni Halyo
A Sonic RecordNow File... Constantly asking for internet service... Annoying! Esteban-
not much - so what is the solution, great to know I'm not the only one but I would have expected a solution Carl
Seems to be a Sonic software updater Bill C
yea its not dangerous but yet it could be because it keeps running behind the user so i suggest you all uncheck it from msconfig.exe or it will cause annoying messages like "sgtray.exe is not responding" when you try to off the computer. So, i took it off and my computer shuts down normally (without an annoying message) I used record now and it works perfectly so it does not harm your p.c. if u uncheck it. Edgar
installed on ibm thinkpad: part of software "ibm recordnow update manager" Hobo
It was causing my PC to lockup. It may have had a conflict with HP printer software. If I killed either task the problem went away. I need to print so it is gone! Steve
Veritas Software Updater disable if u dont use veritas Simon
If Sonic's servers cannot be reached it locks out port 80 - so the user gets no web Patrick Sweeney
it does not allow me to switch off my OS, it hangs up, have to close it manually . UGH Ashwin
Constantly connecting to internet at startup. Don't know what it is. Anonamous
Netstat -b showed sgtray.exe connected to an IP address at port 80 from my computer. Pretty sure sign that this file was dangerous to the security of our network. You might want to check yours!!! Jace
sonic update manager - needs all this i/o to check for updates to their software? every 10 seconds? i don't think so. Mark
The recommendation from Doniek worked for me. sgtray.exe was keeping my PC from shutting down. The problem was resolved when I removed the Sonic Update Manager. This is not a dangerous situation, but it sure was annoying. The file is not essential. RayC
Sonic Update Manager - removed per Doniek's suggestion - problem solved - thanks Doniek. There is no need to have these kinds of programs resident in memory. These programs should just check ONCE at startup and then shut themselves down. MikeH

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