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problem solved. Jon I did as said and deleted all outstanding print jobs. SpoolSv stands for Print Spooler Service The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Once I deleted it, it freed all the space again.

I promptly deleted the other two, and now my system has no problems. =) HY The CPU is consumed because your printer is shared on the internet and there is a and spooler.exe dominates my cpu usage. I would only delet it if your system returns to normal after ending the process (search your system). Ken I want to thank everyone for the info.

I didn't have any print jobs waiting that I knew of. The MS Image Writer had jobs waiting and I cleared those and now the CPU usage is normal jobrien it can be infected with some trojans... I had 100% utilisation Only after printing.

R3P1N5 The file "Spoolsv" isn't a virus, go to your printers folder, open de Microsoft office printer, delete the jobs, remove the printer then its done, BUT "Spoolvs" is a trojan, Now go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS and delete the files there. even i do it , it will recover immiediately. 99% CPU useage Fixed when canceled MS ofice image print jobs RobertW it spools any q-jobs either to printer or fax etc. I think the correct answer should also be mentioned Akber Ali Must check the print queue MS image writer.

If your computer is running slow, just check the print que. Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. Nathan W. visit even if i end the process after 5 minutes again it is starting and taking over cpu time Nanda Kishore Pamidi Solution: Get a Mac See also: Link The Cleaner i

joe I agree with strebor. Once I deleted those, problem was solved. Johnny It was taking up 98% of my CPU, so after reading these comments I checked the printer waiting list. Behold, document no longer in queue, computer back up to speed Kim My system was running very slowly, I could not get on Google or any other site.

Check out Symantec web site Ben See the note. As it turns out, there were print jobs waiting - not on our installed printer - but on Microsoft Image Writer. 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... Working on it It causes alot of problem for something that's quick to dort out when you know what to do Malcolm Gilks running with no problems so far.

utpal it just takes all of my CPU up to 100% ?? this process can be securely turned off and on again if u will use ur printer. trojaner Same opinion as Downstrike: it wants to acces the internet, but why? if the file is located in c:\windows\System32 then its safe and required for print jobs, if its located anywhere else its a trojan, virus, keylogger etc.

I renamed it to spoolsv0.exe and the problem went away. If spoolsv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 80% dangerous. Your Windows PC's have the Microsoft Office Document and Image Writer on them in the Printer and Fax folder in the settings folder. bud i just stopped the processus and for the moment he d'ont comining back!!!!

Lovethe Recently Installed CA, AV& ETrust Firewall Apps Whenever I attempt to go online the software asks ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while Hate_Hackers Doesnt seem to have a major inpact on my system Spoolsv.exe is windows system file. umm It occurred due to a failure in a print/fax job, to fix the problem go to: control panel - admin.

Instantly the computer seemed to come to a near stand still.

When not default it is fine. Its safe aslong as its in the right folder. If it's taking up CPU resources, you probably have a bad printer driver. Restart the Printer Spooler in Services.

My computer came back to life..... try it. 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 when I want to print something I have to restart my pc LordCorkscrew This problem happen when you have some virtual printer or fax viewer and you or somebody printed

If you are in a network, one printer could have been installed not properly. thanks alot martin mika A client's Task Manager showed spoolsv.exe using 95-98% cpu usage. garyzim I had this file taking up 98% CPU and after running a virus scan i deleted the microsoft image writer and rebooted and now all is completely fine with PC. Especially as I don't have a printer installed.

Read also the 661 reviews. 11204 users ask for this file. 322users rated it as not dangerous. 42users rated it as not so dangerous. 151users rated it as neutral. 65users rated that is terrible. Otherwise, do as others who considered it as virus/trojan, suggested here. I don't know.

Problem fixed. Everything was back to normal. Delete all the printers from your printers folder, then reboot. For Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products be sureĀ  that the Windows Automatic Update is enabled at all times.

Delete the document in the print queue of Microsoft Office Document Image Writer, and the problem will be solved. If spoolsv.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 87% dangerous. Register a free account to unlock additional features at Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Back to top #12 msgsu msgsu Topic Starter Members 47 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:13 PM Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:23 PM Hi I am having an issue that may

So i had to close it each time i starting my PC with Win XP (I have a AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 256 MB-DDR) this procedure takes 3 times, because this Again THANKS EdC it's only a sytem file ! Problem seems to have disappeared for now. To increase your protection, use a malware scanner as well.

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