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Because this file is part of Microsoft Windows users should never delete or remove this file if they think it is infected, let the antivirus program handle it. Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the spoolsvc.exe malware Spoolsvc.exe file information The process known as W1MhNF7Vyb5bnCR3AC appears to belong to software KogST8D6liD by Y1yRL. However, print spooling is not needed. Open your Printers on the control panel and cancel outstadning jobs.

the only thing is that, when I close the process (I close all unuseful processes on startup, because I have many), I can't restart it... Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. Only the trojan process is dangerous. Shelly Takes control of every laser printer in my school.Connects to the internet.... http://www.file.net/process/spoolsvc.exe.html

It was due to few pending print jobs in a printer. Good luck!!!! trojaner Same opinion as Downstrike: it wants to acces the internet, but why? Browse to C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS on Windows XP, or C:\WinNT\system32\spool\PRINTERS on Windows 2000.

  • Patty In my case there were files waiting in the MS image writer in the print queue.
  • Thought it was a virus or something.
  • Solved the problem.
  • Following the advice of others, I checked my Printers settings, found the MSO Image Writer, right-clicked and cancelled all print jobs.
  • A/V software did not detect any trojan attached to the file.
  • A Microsoft Windows file stored in the c:\windows\system32 or c:\winnt\system32 directory that has the file description: Spooler SubSystem App.
  • yannickvdb I had the same problem , high cpu (98-99%) all used by spoolsv.exe I removed the printer tasks and it seems fixed now.
  • So i had to close it each time i starting my PC with Win XP (I have a AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 256 MB-DDR) this procedure takes 3 times, because this
  • Your memory usage should return to normal CJH Can have errors, remove from task list if it is slowing your computer down.
  • It is programmed to restart 3 times.

strebor I'm experiencing the same as Johnny. Ross I was using windows normally, not sending a print job anywere when my firewall poped up saying "spoolsv.exe is trying to send data to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx do you wish to allow?". Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. Open start, printers and fax.

The file was in the right folders, and worded correctly, but I blocked access. cancelled them, cpu util for spoolsv.exe went to zero. Mags If you disconnect your printer and print something, it will take up about 90% of your CPU usage! My recommendations is to scan that file for anything Andy i don't have any print jobs...

Once they were gone, spoolsv.exe was back down to 0%. No threat unless you download a virus. fake spoolsv.exe is growing in size each time I print a job. Once they clear the cpu will be freed.

Added by the SDBOT.UK WORM! More Bonuses All rights reserved. A Virus Scan showed me it was infected with Worm.Agobot.30.AP... In order to block its internet access, I followed these steps: Open Norton Internet Security, click Personal Firewall, click Configure, click Programs, scroll to Microsoft Printer Spooler Service, make sure that

I used your fix and my PC is back to normal.! Despite this, spoolsv.exe uses up a lot of my so I don't ever need to have that process running. PowerPlay I always solve the CPU usage problem by deleting the process in the Task Manager. don't worry it's very easy to resolve salah amleh what i know is that it says windows system 660 kb usage 00% cpu use Alex Raptor Double clik on windows Image

Amit It's a print spooler. Please see additional details regarding this process. How to fix spoolsv.exe related problems? 1. ShadowShot Attempts to access internet at random times - usualy your DNS server or ISP's DNS server Anthony Stump I found this file to be taking up alot of resources.

RealityChecker It can be both. Wonder why Microsoft hasnt patched the loop hole yet.... I have no printers installed on my PC and there is never anything in my print queue.

In other cases, spoolsv.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data. This is NOT the Printer spooler, it's a Virus Tyron It slow done all of my pocesses. c:\windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS - in Windows Vista, XP, 98/95/ME

or c:\winnt\system32\spool\PRINTERS - in Windows NT\2000 Delete all the files in the Printers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072bytes (33% of all occurrences), 147,456bytes or 30,208bytes.

Victor What's the deal with it trying to access the internet... I don't print or fax anything off this box and I keep seeing instances of it running. This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed If that doesnt work, then yes you have the trojan.

that is terrible. Even I've updated some of 'em. This file is coordinating your printing/faxing actions. i dont even have any printers or fax connected to my CPU!!

All rights reserved. You will need to be logged into the PC with local administrative rights. A listing of printer drivers can be found through our printer drivers page. If it is taking up a LOT of your CPU usage when you are doing NOTHING, then delete it right now!!!

Cancelled all these and deleted the "printer" and no more worries. I deleted a MS Office Image Writer print job and problem solved! I found that the cpu usage was 99 % . And I havent any Internet-Connection on my PC!!

Just go to services and stop/start the print spool service. And no printer installed. Once I deleted those, problem was solved. Thanks for the people who put their experience on this site first.

DON'T DELETE THE FILE W/OUT CHECKING PRINT JOBS FIRST! explorer.exe) Recommended by: Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map Copyright © Uniblue Systems Limited 2007. This process is most likely a virus or trojan. there was a print job waiting on one of the other printers.

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