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Thanks rmann gman I uninstalled my pdf printer...cutepdf. You checked the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and saw that something called spoolsv.exe was using up nearly 100% CPU. System runnin' like ConRail...no wait, that's not a good example... Please do not dismiss odd activity from this process, BUT be sure that you are infected before deleting essential Windows files!

Jumblock Just delete the pending job in Microsoft Office Document image writer, PROBLEM GONE after a year of dealing with this MarkT spoolsv.exe was taking up 99% of CPU until I Should I download a new copy of the Spoolsv.exe file? If you suspect that the spoolsv.exe process is run by malware, scan your computer with your security suite immediately and remove everything it finds. Should I stop the Spoolsv.exe task or process within the Task Manager? http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/spoolsv.exe.html

I was looking for a solution to fix this problem thinking this to be Trojan. tom I deleted all Image writer print jobs and still had this problem. Is this file a spyware, trojan, or virus? Its safe aslong as its in the right folder.

Click on EVERY printer you have listed and delete the pending jobs. Thanks, Omid. Bigjeep this process is a normal windows process, but other viruses and malware have the same name, and if you look in windows task manager, it will show that it doesn't Michel Turcotte, author of Win-Hand at "MT Impossible" was having the same cpu until problem as others, constant 50%.

I followed Jobrien's advice and deleted the jobs in the imae writer queue. It is a renamed virus to help confuse you. I have not printed anything in the recent past so I believe there is no reason for it to be running and especially to start back up after close it! http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/deal-high-cpu-usage-spoolsvexe-problem/ I've been involved in tech support roles for more than 15 years and understand the pains and frustrations associated with broken computers.

If new equipment or programs have been loaded, they may require updated drivers. This file is used for windows print jobs. Check task manager, spoolsv.exe should be at 00%. Jay probably just a Windows file but it slows the system better have the .bat "BAT file 1st line (net stop spooler) 2nd line (del /q %systemroot%\system32\spool\printers\*.*) 3rd line (net start

Ersin I had the same problem and I found out that the Microsoft Image Writer was trying to print a doc. Taylor spoolsv.exe is used for printer spooling M Shahid Ali As of yesterday, this could be the ChewBacca trojan. Tom (further information) It is a service that loads a printing job into memory as an image if it isn't an image already, instead of text, so the printer doesn't Ahmet It continues to build, 2 days ago had 3 *.spl files at about 3GB each, had 1 today at 8gb.

Just block it. Xoy If you end up with 99% CPU usage delete the contents of C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS See also: Link Joel it is very easy to fix i found the solution from the following and the ram was overloaded. When conflicts arise on the profile or with the file, the application may be unable to transmit data between the necessary files.

This file is a Windows core system file and by default, loads automatically at system startup. Also, most of the times it's only the Microsoft Office Image Writer that as a list of prints to do. The connections all work and my computer can ping / be pinged, yet my internet doesn't work. Viruses with the same file name are such as Trojan.Generic.2882490 or Trojan.Generic.8524276 (detected by F-Secure), and Mal/FakeAV-BX (detected by Sophos).

However, even if it is the legit Windows file, there is NO harm in ending the process, provided you don't plan on printing anything. If you don't use a printer, it's better to remove/stop this service. Go to control panel/printers and faxes and check all printers for waiting jobs.

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Juan Manuel Priter spooler, update sp, if not printer or fax attached to you PC set the printr spooler sewrvice to disable and rename the spoolsv.exe, make sure the xp protection 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 BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive. Most printers can’t handle print queue’s of their own, so they rely on the software sending them print jobs to manage them.

Variations of the name can be a worm but this actual file is essential for windows to operate. In fact, the spoolsv.exe file is also a known backdoor vulnerability that is used by hackers to infiltrate your system. Ray P I deleted the print jobs from the factory and now everything is running great. Groove Printer spooler NORIK This has no effect on you pc it you are running a good pc.

The software has no file description. If you have any questions feel free to email me at "[email protected]" Ben White there are two immages with that name: one is safe and should be kept if you have See also: Link snowy the Microsoft Image Writer was causing my problem where this process was taking 25% of my CPU's resources (dual pentium 4 HT 2.4 ghz) Benny i tried I don't think the file is a virus in itself, but it isn't written properly or it is bugged somehow w/ a leak so that it can take up too much

I don't know what is the extent of the damages besides CPU overusage. If its not taking up so much cpu usage, then leave it alone. But if it is going really slow that doesn't mean delete it because the normal spoolsv.exe can slow things down substancially if something that was waiting to be printed was canceled. I'm sure you have a print job stuck somewhere...

Ray P I deleted the print jobs from the factory and now everything is running great. BendITmorE Search for the file and find where it is located on your system. edy i have found two applications quite samly named!!! Does anyone know why?

Don't give it access if your not trying to print a page. These print jobs were terminated and all is back to normal. This file is responsible for how Microsoft Windows handles print and fax jobs on your computer. When I cleared print jobs in Microsoft Office Image Document Writer, CPU util% went to 0 Sung i found it in my Microsoft Image Writer from one of the guest computers

I would delete it and it would come back in a few mins doing the same thing. This could cause an even larger issue than the error you are getting from this file! there was a print job waiting on one of the other printers.