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What is spoolsv.exe!?!

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#1 Christoph182


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 04:54 PM

hey guys, when I start up my computer and go into task manager there is always a process running called "spoolsv.exe" I want to know what it is because it takes up about 50% of the CPU usage. Thanks!

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 05:10 PM

Spoolsv.exe is a Microsoft Windows system executable which handles the printing process to your local printers. It also can host a trojan infection for the Backdoor.Ciadoor.B Trojan which allows attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.

If you don't already have applications to address malware starting with a good firewall, download and use some of the following:
(only one firewall and only one resident anti-virus program may be used but multiple malware applications can be used and run at the same time)

Software firewalls with freeware versions
Zone Alarm: http://www.zonealarm.com/
Sygate: http://www.sygate.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware

AVG: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

Anti-malware freeware

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Start Menu Program Control:

StartUpMonitor: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml

#3 Christoph182

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:14 AM

Do I even have to have spool.exe running all the time?? how do I control what processes start up when I start up my computer??

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:22 AM

Hey Bro Check It Out.

Spool svc works or running as spooler device.
Spooler is a collection of tasks to perform specifc jobs in a queue in view point of OS.

This particularly relates to Print Spooler.

1) Either Disble it by :
Run--> msconfig-->services-->startup--> disable it.
Run-->servicers.msc-->stop spooler servie.

This is necessary to check this for saving Reources of system.

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