What is TpScrex.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the TpScrex.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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TpScrex.exe file information

The process known as ThinkPad UltraZoom belongs to software ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier or ThinkPad UltraZoom by Lenovo Group ( or IBM (

Description: TpScrex.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The TpScrex.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 11,776 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. TpScrex.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier or IBM ThinkPad Hotkey Features (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify TpScrex.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TpScrex.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.jki or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.CcKrizCry.lq (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_GEN.R30C1G6 or TROJ_AGENT.CVY (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the TpScrex.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Uses too many resources. Total garbage.
  Todd Doane.  
for think pad ultrazoom (the tp = think pad) not top as in top secret spyware ...
IBM ThinkPad FullScreen Magnifier -- By using the Fn+Space key, you can zoom the opened window on your screen. By pressing the Fn+Space key again, the screen will be restored to the previous size." - You can select zoom rate by clicking the FullScreen Magnifier icon in system tray." - The FullScreen Magnifier icon will come out in system tray when screen is zoomed."
I find this feature very nice. Can really help see that small print!
Works properly on my Lenovo notebook, but will disable as I don't need it.
Screen Magnifier for Thinkpad laptops
  Razr   (further information)
Can be handy, but after toggling the zoom on and off, it makes a mess of my desktop icons. Disabled, I can always run it manually if needed.
First time I heard of it was when Avast blocked it from accessing a website. I'm renaming the folder until I find out what the deal is with that. C:\ProgramData\TpScrex\TpScrexm.exe -
  Dan   (further information)
Under C:\Program Data; in WinXP; kind of crap.
This program provides a function to expand desktop screen using ThinkPad function keys.
  Alex   (further information)
Not harmful.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TpScrex.exe: based on 11 votes with 11 user comments. 2 users think TpScrex.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade TpScrex.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving TpScrex issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TpScrex. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TpScrex.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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