What is virtscrl.exe?

The genuine virtscrl.exe file is a software component of Lenovo Auto Scroll by Lenovo Group.
"VirtScrl.exe" reflects the old name of Lenovo's AutoScroll Utility: "Virtual Scroll." It resides in "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\VIRTSCRL\" and can be uninstalled by selecting "Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility" in the "Software" applet of the Windows Control Panel. It responds to mouse action: if the active window's content is larger than the window, pushing the cursor against the window's side causes scrolling action, making the hidden content visible. Before 2013, Versions 2.00 and 2.01 of AutoScroll had a large memory leak which was fixed in 2.02. Users upgrading from Win7 to Win8 had to delete the System Update folder because a copy of this process was in it, causing the upgrade to stop. Lenovo, founded in Beijing, China, in 1984, acquired IBM's Personal Computer division in 2004 and is now #231 of the Fortune 500.

VirtScrl stands for Lenovo Virtual Window Scroller

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 virtscrl.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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Virtscrl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with virtscrl
Virtscrl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility belongs to software Auto Scroll or Lenovo Dependency Package by Lenovo Group (

Description: Virtscrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The virtscrl.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 113,728 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 43,960 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The virtscrl.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Virtscrl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Lenovo Dependency Package or Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to Lenovo Dependency Package or Lenovo Auto Scroll Utility in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify virtscrl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as virtscrl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the virtscrl.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.


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Best practices for resolving virtscrl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with virtscrl. 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 virtscrl.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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