Youll have to put up with slow computer and start the spooler again (start, run, net start spooler) go to printers folder, r click on each printer and cancel all docs. This is a core Windows process so disabling it from the Task Manager may result in a critical failure causing the system to automatically reboot. and the ram was overloaded. Everything is fine now.
I checked Task Manager and found spoolsv.exe using over 90% cpu usage. Only the trojan process is dangerous. Try defragmenting your hardrives before accusing Windows system process of being viruses. I've had the same problem with file "spoolsv.exe" blocking all my CPU. over here
If I end the process within Windows Task Manager, all problems go away. Otherwise clear it's path(s). 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. Was planning to format my PC.
Should I stop the Spoolsv.exe task or process within the Task Manager? Liisa it is a windows file, not a virus or spyware... Check this with Security Task Manager. I can get the machine working again by going to the winnt/sys32/spools/printer folder and deleting the files there.
The print seemed to go through (the print queue icon in the system tray appeared then disappeared on the remote machine), but nothing printed. so i said no, checked it out- came here and relised my cpu was at 80 so i went on my firewall and blocked a few projrams and its between 10-49 Close task manager. http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/deal-high-cpu-usage-spoolsvexe-problem/ I had 100% utilisation Only after printing.
Only the trojan process is dangerous. If it's located somewhere else, it's most likely a trojan, trying to fake you with a bogus name. Anywhere else is probably a virus. xazal21 I had the same problem on Win2KServer, as suggested by rmann, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the files there.
RAW spoolsv.exe is causing periodically errors and is closed by windows. Jorge Its and System File, Delete all the Printers Installed and reboot M/C N Sidheshwar uses a lot of cpu when printing to an image file, especially when the job can't This nasty little bugger has burned out hardware (CPU/MB) that was running well within spec. Sasja My laptop was in a holt, as "spoolsv.exe" was taking 98% of CPU.
Is spoolsv.exe spyware or a virus? Your memory usage should return to normal CJH Can have errors, remove from task list if it is slowing your computer down. Patty In my case there were files waiting in the MS image writer in the print queue. Shelly Takes control of every laser printer in my school.Connects to the internet....
When not default it is fine. Went back to normal after turning the printer on. I deleted a MS Office Image Writer print job and problem solved! jbdiver It is a windows file.
Tim I get a spoolsv.exe error occasionally and it deletes all my printers I've found spoolsv.exe in for locations on the computer including system32 and Ntservicepack folders should it be installe simply go to the properties of the printer and turn off spooling and have the documents sent directly to the printer. Spoolsv.exe is able to monitor applications.
It running in my processes right now and I KNOW it isn't a virus Bryant I had the CPU takeover problem, but like Ben said, it was because of print jobs
It is a Windows printer spooler, yeah, but about 5 different types of backdoors name themselves "SPOOLSV.EXE" also. You were right in 100%!!! Styler trojan, virus- do a search on your system for spoolsv.exe. HPLJ4100N..if this is set to default the cou spikes over 90%.
edy i have found two applications quite samly named!!! i need my printer so i let it be as it is and rely on my antivirus and firewall systems Bill Toerttoe This is the Print Spooler Service, do not delete. if you kill or delete, you cant print ss It depends on your printer. It only uses about 3 MB of RAM on my computer.
File Location The file is located in C:\Window\System32 folder. Spoolv.exe no longer takes 100% cpu time. Nathan W. Once they were gone, spoolsv.exe was back down to 0%.
now you know, and knowing is half the battle. In other cases, spoolsv.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Tommy It *could* be a backdoor for hackers. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer.
thanks to rmann's tip, i followed his advice and the cpu usage went down to 1-3% ana Check all your printers... If the above steps fail to resolve the issue, it may be due to outdated hardware or software. at this point I don't have spoolsv.exe on my system and my pc still works great. (i don't have a printer so i don't care). Mine averages 5,000 K.
I was unable to delete them, however, so followed advice and link from ND, above. Scott if you have a good firewall keep spoolsv.exe from accesing the internet.you have now blocked a possible backdoor hack.I recomend Kaspersky or Zone Alarm 5...pro Christian Pierce As others said I can't shut it down from taskmanager! This piece of malware can be responsible for 100% CPU usage and for a whole load of other errors that you may be experiencing.
All comments about spoolsv.exe: Printer Spooler Service Alex It keeps taking up my entire CPU, clogging the system. Darkwing Spoolsv.exe is a system executable for the printer, but having multiple or if the executable(s) are eating 90% to all your resources than you better scan your comp for viruses One in Windows\ststem32 and three in Windows\Software ditribution\Download\ - Alert? ? The Image Writer had a print job waiting to print.
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