I believe it is trojan horse or virus needs to be checked with updated antivirus Mohammed. Since this file is a system file and installed with Microsoft Windows, it is not known to be dangerous. No virus or spyware found, updated the printer driver from hp.com, cleared cache, and extra drivers..Still no luck. I removed all my printers and reinstalled them.
Justin When my PC run very slow I look at Task Manage and I saw it. spud happened to me. fake spoolsv.exe is growing in size each time I print a job.
- The term ‘backdoor’ is a method that can gain access to your computer by breaking through various system authentication processes.
- i cannot delet this file at all.
- Also, most of the times it's only the Microsoft Office Image Writer that as a list of prints to do.
- I am doing more research to see why this can happen.
- mikes it clogs my CPU...
- Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.Scan for SPOOLSV.EXE related errors Recommendation spoolsv.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly.
My Mcafee VirusScan just notified me that it had changed since I accessed the internet thru dial up. Spoolsv.exe What is Spoolsv.exe? Was unable to remove it as it caused 100% utilisation every time it was clicked on, so had to manually remove. david Windows Print Spooler, consumes all CPU %.
Norton Anti-Virus did not detect a virus so by default I suspected a file running out of control. Spoolsv.exe crashes my PC In addition to displaying the errors listed above, spoolsv problems may also result in high CPU usage; at times, showing up to 99% to 100% CPU usage. If i try to delete it, it simply returns. try it.
Thanks for the people who put their experience on this site first. LEK when is using 100%+- of your processor is because the print processor is halted. That's ridiculous! So get something to scan it with and if it says its a problem get rid of it.
So disabled the spoolsrv service, restarted and manually removed the registry entries as per Microsoft instructions (see Link). http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/deal-high-cpu-usage-spoolsvexe-problem/ Downstrike I had the same problem with spoolsv.exe taking 100% CPU. There should be no reason For a " spooler" to need access to the internet. 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...
Deleted the job and all was well. Check the basics first I guess Kinb Boy B I was also spooked by this file for almost a month. This file is used for windows print jobs. strebor I'm experiencing the same as Johnny.
B.R.A.S.H. Download and install updates for the operating system. I've been a bit cautious for the past few weeks because I had a few trojans on my CPU... this shit using up to 99% my cpu usage!!
John W. I tried to remove it but it wouldn't go, until I switched the printer back on. And I havent any Internet-Connection on my PC!!
Sasja My laptop was in a holt, as "spoolsv.exe" was taking 98% of CPU.
I fixed the source of the problem which was the old DBASE program printing to a good printer at a now non-existent printer port wolfi remowe windows imige writer from printers Thanks. I can get the machine working again by going to the winnt/sys32/spools/printer folder and deleting the files there. 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
i guess it's another windows security flaw being exploited rick If located in system32, it's the Windows Print Spooler - which is _safe_ and _not_ a virus! System runnin' like ConRail...no wait, that's not a good example... A good spyware program will remove it. Amir Warning: I just found an Executable called spoollv.
Thought it was a virus or something. Dee Microsoft image writer on my computer was shared and there were two files to be printed on it, possibly from someone on my network.