1. appx 3wks ago, noticed definitive increase in CPU output, taskmanager showed SPOOLSVC.exe constantly, although I had no printer and am singularly connected via wifi. Shortly thereafter, upon shutting down, a strange screen appeared prior to, instructing me to stand-by, priority req'd downloads were being installed and to patiently hold on "shortly". This "standby" download period normally would take 5 mins before finishing / hence allowing final logoff. SCARY when I put 2/2 together along with SPOOLSVC.exe, evidently a required service for "remote" based info printing. SecurityTaskManager's "quarrantine" hold didn't work, SPOOLSVC.exe just walked out and restarted next reboot, multiple times, nothing could kill it so I just DISBABLED svc completely.
2. I vigilantly ran SPYBOT, AD-AWARE, AVG FREE / AVG ANTI ROOTKIT, TREND MICRO ON-LINE....to no avail.
subequently began trying assorted FREEWARE alternatives branching out into keylogger detection apps, malicious trojan hunters even returning to Windows Malicious software removal tool....as well XLink "ActiveX' scanner and Mcafee Rootkit Detective (POSITIVE multiple hits, as welll "Hooks"...just to complicated to attempt removal with my skill level)
3. Currently, my latest quandary's been, upon a few hours use.....my laptop screen characters, text, font, icons everything starts to SHRINK so small it''s barely visible even with constant display setting adjustment, it's becomes useless... now TELEPHONY svc is on non-stop w/RPC as dependency protection..I've disabled only to start up again, again...AND I USE NO MODEM IN ANY WAY. Primitive knowledge, and minimal research says these related services are all w/in the genre of those req'd of REMOTELY accessing systems. I've just finished stripping down my admins serivices to the bone out of fear/frustration having these weasels on my system....BUT as stateed I am strictly WIFI Connected, IE6 (MAXATHON) and via an unsecure access point at that....yea wifi junkie here, have WLAN 2.O USB W/detachable ext antenanna, amongst many others
apologize for taking liberty of including McAFEE Scan.text,, ...hopefully it shed some addt'l light.
p.s. I do now have printer though no more "SPOOLSVC.exe" issues.
Edited by virtualstudent08, 16 May 2008 - 04:26 AM.