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Running an AVG virus scan right now to see if any damage was done zeb A user on my network is having this issue with one of her printers. Open start, printers and fax. In fact, I deleted ms image writer as a printer! Bruiser It's not harmful, although I suffered the CPU takeover problem - I deleted a print job in the Microsoft Office Document Image Writer and everytihng returned to normal.

I have Windows2000, and I don't know how a printer spooler can use 90+ percent of my CPU for 10+ minutes! binich Using WinXPSP2, it should be in the winnt/system32 folder. Alfred my pc crashed twice then after a microsoft update my pc said that spoolsv.exe had changed and wanted to get on the internet.. All is Well now.

just restart spool service Nelis A file named spoolsv.exe can be used by a hacker to access your personal information on a pc and create a cmdshell with elevated privileges, allowing You see, sometimes Windows doesn't remove printing tasks from the spool automatically when they are done. Casey Simple shut off the automatic shared printer and file detection, than the CPU-usage will be reduced to nearly 0% Baldur It clogs your system up bigtime.

  1. If somebody could tell me why this is happening cos' I don't believe that it's due to my printer (Lexmark 1100 series) Tumppi Control Panel/Printers and Faxes/Right Click on the Microsoft
  2. Just check printers and faxes in the control panel and see if your system is detecting your printer.
  3. A listing of printer drivers can be found through our printer drivers page.
  4. Tom spoolsv.exe is a Windows operation bundled with a trojan/spyware.
  5. What is spoolsv.exe?

It is a renamed virus to help confuse you. There are several viruses that call themselves SPOOLSV.EXE in order to confuse the infectee. The Image Writer had a print job waiting to print. Thanks, Omid.

Strebor Ekim This program only takes up about 600 K of memory on my system and uses almost no CPU power. These are all identical file sizes. And if it consumes alot off cpu then you are doing something wrong with your pc ghezus I had this taking up 98% of CPU and it turned out that there Source As it turns out, there were print jobs waiting - not on our installed printer - but on Microsoft Image Writer.

ej I get that it's just a windows process to do with print jobs if it's in the right folder - but why does it need to access the internet? Rohit Chawla (India). *If its using a high amount of your CPU* Start - Control Panel - Classic View (on the top left) - Administrative Tools - Services - Find "Print Anywhere else is probably a virus. Despite this, spoolsv.exe uses up a lot of my so I don't ever need to have that process running.

However in my case, it is not. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000914.htm The connections all work and my computer can ping / be pinged, yet my internet doesn't work. I had earlier tried to print from another computer on my network to a printer attached to my main XP machine. I used your fix and my PC is back to normal.!

My current suspicion is that it is related to acrobat or HP PCL printer drivers.the HJT log from one of the affected PCs is at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=278080&hl=msgsu are you by any chance I checked and rechecked and my system was clean. Bam! Is it safe to remove spoolsv.exe from the Task Manager processes?

I can't get it out from Microsoft Anti-Spyware + ad-aware + PC-cillin + Symantic Anti-Virus. Click to Run a Free Scan for spoolsv.exe related errors Spoolsv.exe file information Spoolsv.exe process in Windows TaskManager The process known as Spooler SubSystem App or mIRC or xx or Microsoft® Joed-Up It manages the printer and fax spools. Back to top #13 capnrazor capnrazor Members 6 posts OFFLINE Local time:11:25 AM Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:27 PM Yes and yes.

To clear this memory and stop the process, simply right click on the printer icon in the Taskbar and select, 'Exit'. i just noticed it.. Since this file is a system file and installed with Microsoft Windows, it is not known to be dangerous.

The spoolsv.exe file is not a Windows system file.

If it shows up anywhere besides systems 32 or whatever then delete it. why it was so big who knows...) apoc I had a job with status of printing in que for Microsoft Image Writer that caused this. Sau it is part of the OS in normal circumstances, if there are outsatnding print jobs on any device it uses up loads of cpu Rob Had the same issue, Due Ken I restarted the print spooler service and CPU dropped back dow to normal.

Is spoolsv.exe spyware or a virus? AVG Antivirus healed the file and now it's all back to normal. MFG, CeeJay D-Magic CeeJay D-Magic Spooling is ok as far as os spooler function is concerned but what i got is that any program that were taking merely 2 to 3 Once these have been deleted you can right-click the Print Spooler in the Services window and click Start to re-enable the service.

A/V software did not detect any trojan attached to the file. Spoolsv.exe is taking 99% of my resources. It is a file with no information about its developer. However, sometimes a piece of malware may pretend to be spoolsv.exe.

The article advised to 1. 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 Under normal circumstances, spoolsv.exe is a process belonging to the Windows Print Spooler Service. Turn off the printer 3.

the best way to terminate is to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete then click the Processes button and click on "Spoolsv .exe" click "end process" will make you computer run As mentioned by every one it is a Windows file. Spoolv.exe no longer takes 100% cpu time. Computer slow, spoolsv.exe eating up CPU Started by msgsu , Dec 01 2009 02:59 PM Please log in to reply 14 replies to this topic #1 msgsu msgsu Members 47 posts

When i deleted this file, I don't know why i couldn't boot i had to reinstall windows. Every time I cleared the print spool and closed the process it returned. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PCWorld. Click HereTo Scan YourPC Now For Free Use Code "PLUMNGZ250"To Activate 50% Discount © 2017 errorBossContributor About Us | FAQ | Sitemap | Contact Us Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy

Turned out to be HP5500 printer installed incorrecty, uninstalled printer, after re-install all working fine. Unless you have experience managing the processes and tasks on your machine, it is best to allow a system scanner or registry scanner to handle those tasks. I looked for pending print/fax jobs and cancelled the job.