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The spoolsv.exe process is a main component of the printing interface for the Spooler SubSystem App or Windows Print Spooler Service. It is responsible for managing spooled print/fax jobs. It allows users to print in the background without PC being tied up and is also responsible for queuing printing tasks. When the printer is in use, the spoolsv.exe file is launched, and the process can be seen running in Windows Task Manager.


The spoolsv.exe is the Print spooler for Windows 2000/XP. Leave this service running unless you never do any printing. If spoolsv.exe is not running, the Add Printer function will not work properly and no printers will be available. This spoolsv.exe is also extremely easily targeted by spyware & adware programs as well as worms and Trojans. The original program file will be found only in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. In any other case or situation, especially where a file named spoolsv.exe exists in another folder, it is a virus, spyware, Trojan or worm. 

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Is a windows component neccessary for printing.If disabled printing will not be possible.
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for printer
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It's a system process. It sends the print data to the printer. If you uninstall or remove this you will not be able to print anything. You can disable it in services if you dont have a printer.
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It\'s uses are: Printing Spooler CPU Cooking Cooling Fan Burnout Noise pollution
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spoolsv.exe is listed in 2 seperate locations besides system32. it is in I386 and servicepackfiles\\I386. Is this normal or is it a threat?
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only for printers
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Jon Doe
if you dont know what you're talking about or you're just excessively paranoid, dont post a threat level and go flying off the handle. if u dont know your stuff, gtfo. lol
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no user
if you print or send over a network to print on another machine, you need this running and is located in windows\system32
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My pc does't work a printing service, and more .  More information
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the spooler holds info. it is the way MS solved the problem of multiple print quarries. It can be stopped in order to trim system resources if you do not plan on using a printer/fax. however, in order to use your printer again after ending the program you will have to restart your machine.
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Service systeme de windows pour la mise en cache des impressions. Indispensable si l'imprimante est partagee en reseau local. Par contre, ce service a fait l'objet d'attaques virales exploitant ses autorisation pour etre accessible meme au delà du reseau local.
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no user
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for the posted above, when it says printer online, it doesnt mean on the internet, it means online as in its got power and working.
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If it is suposed to be for printing then how come i can print without going online? It is verry vunerable that is what a lot of thoes updetes are fore frome windows updates. And ehen i am on line and turn on my printer i get a notice printer online. I DONOT WANT MY PRINTER TO GO ONLINE I SEE NO REASON FOR IT.
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How come I catch the spooler using ridiculous amounts of resources sometimes?
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This is a component of Microsoft Windows Printer Spooler Service. Microsoft Windows Printer Spooler Service manages all print and fax jobs that were directed using your computer. If located in system32, it\'s the Windows Print Spooler - which is safe and not a virus! If it\'s located somewhere else, it\'s most likely a trojan, trying to fake you with a bogus name.
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Computer GURU
it is safe people!
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Should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly spoolsv.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability which may be installed for malicious purposes by an attacker allowing access to your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. If unaccounted for, this process should be removed immediately. Determining whether this process is a virus or a legitimate Windows process depends on the directory location it executes or runs from in WinTasks.  More information
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