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BC experts will guide you in that case.If CPU usage is down after stopping the service, then type the following in command prompt pressing Enter after each line :del %SystemRoot%\System32\spool\Printers\*.shd del A/V software did not detect any trojan attached to the file. During the day it grows upto 500 Mb Ram before i delete it and reboot. The file size is 61,440bytes (50% of all occurrences), 47,616bytes, 376,832bytes or 145,920bytes.

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 After unsharing image writer and canceling thet printing jobs, spoolsv.exe went to 0% resources from 90-100% Chris My PC was so unbelievably slow but when I checked for print jobs, I Doug look and the jobs on ur printer bob I have an athlon 3400 64 bit 1 gig of ram i DO NOT have a fax or printer or anything of Asif Ahmed More comments can be found here: (further information) Summary: Average user rating of spoolsv.exe: based on 692 votes with 9 reviews. 318users think spoolsv.exe is essential

Jenny Xoftspy (anti-spyware program) detected it as a trojan and i simply booted in safe mode and deleted this file. Wait 10-20 seconds. BAH! Check task manager, spoolsv.exe should be at 00%.

cancelled them, cpu util for spoolsv.exe went to zero. Fiska (Feb 9 2006) Some Hackers use this prosess as a keeping for Worms. My CPU usage went down temendously. However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection.

Liisa it is a windows file, not a virus or spyware... Description: The original spoolsv.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. It is a file with no information about its developer. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/spoolsvexe-process-is-running-all-the-time-and/8268f671-51b8-42a3-9ce8-708e9686052d another windows silly pack problem i thing !!!

ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+ Firewall | Bitdefender Safebox | avast! 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 Ben If it's so innocent, why would a print spooler need to acces the internet, for crying out loud?! sookme Like Tommy I had the CPU takeover problem, it was because of print jobs on the MICROSOFT OFFICE WRITER, not the standard printer.

td Same problem..it used 97% of my processor, I solved it by getting rid of the print job on microsoft image writer...and now my problems are gone...thanks who ever put that I would leave the computer for a couple of hours as i realised that it was working (fast) but it was doing everything so slow because of it. When this happens, simply removing the spooler process can resolve these. Johnny This file is the Printer Spooler Service - It should run zero-cpu-time - It can be hang on computer by printing, because this process converts the data in printable sigs

Again THANKS EdC it's only a sytem file ! DON'T DELETE THE FILE W/OUT CHECKING PRINT JOBS FIRST! Go to control panel/printers and faxes and check all printers for waiting jobs. Keep in mind that if the spoolsv.exe file is showing up in %systemroot%\$NTUNINSTALL type locations, that if a trojan or virus has infected you, it could have imbedded itself in the

Spoolv.exe no longer takes 100% cpu time. But now to manually stop the process, delete the jobs, then restart is not working either. After some experimentation, I ended this process tree and now the internet works flawlessly. joe I agree with strebor.

I deleted a MS Office Image Writer print job and problem solved! My solution was that there was a print job in the que. Sure enough there was something sitting there from yesterday.

Even I've updated some of 'em.

However, files do become corrupt at times and some malicious files are disguised to represent known, secure system files. now my cpu isnt running at 100 percent now, and my printer now works. and spooler.exe dominates my cpu usage. MAY be something corrupted after cleaning against of viruses I get Task Manager kill the process and in the %system% renamed this file after xp installation ask me for insert disk

Slow Processing , Impossible to play games or even acces the internet while it's running . File Location %System% Startup Type This startup entry is installed as a Windows service. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, Winlogon\Shell, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, Userinit, DEFAULT\Run). Open start, printers and fax.

the only thing is that, when I close the process (I close all unuseful processes on startup, because I have many), I can't restart it... If its not taking up so much cpu usage, then leave it alone. Spooler.exe is taking about 50 untill 60% CPU. I cancelled that job and now have spoolsv.exe running but taking up virtually no cpu - looks like the one in capitals is the one to watch out for, the lower

I found '00020.SHD' and '00020.SPL'. 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 this has pissed me (a-lilbit) off for 2 years now. Once they were gone, spoolsv.exe was back down to 0%.

Turned printer on and off and usage goes down to 0%. Sau it is part of the OS in normal circumstances, if there are outsatnding print jobs on any device it uses up loads of cpu Rob Had the same issue, Due hacker My wife activated the MS Office60 day trial version on a brand New HP Athlon 3200+ (hardly a slow computer as suggested) and it loaded MS Office Image Writer (as 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...

k can I just delete all instances of this process.