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If there is another that is your trojan- DELETE the sucker!! However, even if it is the legit Windows file, there is NO harm in ending the process, provided you don't plan on printing anything. td Same problem..it used 97% of my processor, I solved it by getting rid of the print job on microsoft image writer...and now my problems are gone...thanks who ever put that Check out Symantec web site Ben See the note. http://wipidigital.com/general/spoolserv.html

Jdrumstik please, check if the spoolsv.exe is in the system32 folder (win2k, xp etc) or system fodler (win9x) if a spoolsv.exe is found which is not in those directories then you There should be no reason For a " spooler" to need access to the internet. During the day it grows upto 500 Mb Ram before i delete it and reboot. Velut Umbra Spyware - It just keeps the cpu usage under 100%. find more info

Reply Ken February 1, 2015 at 6:57 am # I would have to agree with Sally, Thanks heaps for your time and effort. tim 90 % of the time its unprinted documents in the print que and you can fix it by just cancelling all documents for all printers installed. Delete that doc and everything is back to normal. Jo It was not a virus in my case, print jobs waiting.

screw it. if i block it with zone alarm, the document wont print. Core Master It was not a virus in my case, print jobs waiting. Can spoolsv.exe be safely removed from the Task Manager processes?

T The "W32.Spybot.Worm" virus takes a similiar name "Spoolscv.exe" in system32 folder. Deleted job and all well again. Once I deleted it, it freed all the space again. http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/deal-high-cpu-usage-spoolsvexe-problem/ After reading through the suggestions made on this site, I checked the Microsoft Image writer & sure there were three large files waiting to be printed.

V Its a print spooler, really this file is creating problem eating up all the CPU almost to 90% , though there is no document pending for printing... After that no need to worry (until next start-up). Jumblock Just delete the pending job in Microsoft Office Document image writer, PROBLEM GONE after a year of dealing with this MarkT spoolsv.exe was taking up 99% of CPU until I kenmat It needs access to the internet to print internet pages etc.

  1. The only way that you will know that it is on your computer is with a good spyware program like Xsoftspy.
  2. you have to turn the windows spooler back on - evrytimee after you use the adobe reader.
  3. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, Winlogon\Shell, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, Userinit, DEFAULT\Run).
  4. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, Winlogon\Shell, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, Userinit, DEFAULT\Run).
  5. antivirus programs can detect and clean this file if it has become infected.
  6. This file is coordinating your printing/faxing actions.

After that no need to worry (until next start-up). see this here Spooling allows you to print in the background without your computer being tied up. Thanks for the people who put their experience on this site first. If you have multiple documents queued to print, but no way to print them, the printer spooler will tax the system more than it should so that in an effort to

Sylvester Windows system file for printing Lorenc Solution for XP users with High CPU Usage in Spoolsv.exe kenny It is a windows file. See also: Link Neomonk Printer spooler - harmless, but it takes surprisingly a lot of memory. NRM thanks Dystaxia seems by deleting a print job in the images printer as you suggested problem solved greg Es el archivo que controla las impresiones y los fax de la Scott it took all my cpu, and it was my fault.

Steve Print Spooler - A Service When I open up Word, it takes up to 15mins to open a simple document with no pictures or header, when I disable the spoolsv I have two printers and one was not showing after a botched print job. Everything was back to normal. One of the ones on mine was spooIsv (the I is an i).

trobinson my computer is clogging 99% recurses, too eagle It makes a PC slower than Timex2048. To manually remove these print jobs follow the steps below. I feel stuck!

Chris if you are on a windows 2000 server and its going to slow open your printer folder you can go to services and stop and restart the printer spooler seb

my initial analasys shows that spoolsv.exe is using about 7 meg with no visable print documents or files in the spool folder. Once I deleted it, it freed all the space again. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. i need my printer so i let it be as it is and rely on my antivirus and firewall systems Bill Toerttoe This is the Print Spooler Service, do not delete.

delete all files in folder C:\WINDOWS\System32\Spool\Printers such as '000x0.SHD or 000x0.SPL'. 4. Vicki I had 100% cpu usage by spoolsv.exe lasting 5+ mins for each print job.. binich Using WinXPSP2, it should be in the winnt/system32 folder. Kent My spooler was taking up resourses also.

Go into that and delete all of your printing jobs you have in their, because they'll never print, cause you don't have a printer, even if you do have a printer, spoolsv.exe and spoolsv32.exe! To increase your protection, use a malware scanner as well. Jon I did as said and deleted all outstanding print jobs.

Ahmet It continues to build, 2 days ago had 3 *.spl files at about 3GB each, had 1 today at 8gb. qwad Mine was using 100% CPU!! If spoolsv.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous.