What is winroll.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 winroll.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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Winroll.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with winroll
Winroll.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Mountain Lion Skin Pack (version 1.0-X64) or WinRoll RE by unknown.

Description: Winroll.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file winroll.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 15,872 bytes, 18,944 bytes, 14,848 bytes or 87,552 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. Winroll.exe is not a Windows system file. The winroll.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with winroll.exe, you may also visit the [1][2] website or completely remove Mountain Lion Skin Pack 1.0-X64 or WinRoll RE (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify winroll.exe related errors

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

free utility to collapse windows on PC
It's a program which allows you to minimize a window when you right click on it.
  Iceman   (further information)
WinRoll easily manages multiple open windows
  Sebastian Schulz   (further information)
Free program to add the ability to collapse windows to their title bar.
  Steve   (further information)
roll up windows as under MAc
Not dangerous - just a free util to rollup windows on right click.
Minimizes windows to the header "roll"
A very cute, nice and free program. No problems at this time - install and love it! :-))
Free program to add the ability to collapse windows to their title bar
  Gerard   (further information)
part of flykate
Purposely installed this on my Win-7 box and it's still here and running now on 10 after the upgrade. Love it.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of winroll.exe: based on 22 votes with 12 user comments. 14 users think winroll.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks winroll.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving winroll issues

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