What is TpScrLk.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 TpScrLk.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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TpScrLk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TpScrLk
TpScrLk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: TpScrLk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TpScrLk.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 40,960 bytes. 
There is no file information. The TpScrLk.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. TpScrLk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TpScrLk.exe. Therefore, you should check the TpScrLk.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

Comes with IBM/Lenovo factory setup
  Thomas Larsen  
Same as Above
The thinkpad lacks a scroll lock light, this toolbar indicator is used instead.
IBM Thinkpad software. It consumes only a "little" ram.
IBM T42 aplication
IBM ThinkPad software scroll lock indicator in systray.
  Lord Shitzu  
ibm scrolllock indicator
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Summary: Average user rating of TpScrLk.exe: based on 23 votes with 8 reviews. 22 users think TpScrLk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving TpScrLk issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TpScrLk. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TpScrLk.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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