This file is used for windows print jobs. It doesn't explain however why the problem is occuring. this shit using up to 99% my cpu usage!! free antivirus | ESET Online Scanner Back to top #7 msgsu msgsu Topic Starter Members 47 posts OFFLINE Local time:12:25 PM Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:31 PM I tried
Jon I did as said and deleted all outstanding print jobs. Turns out THE ANSWER WAS IN THIS THREAD. If your task manager shows the normal processes, except they dont have a user name next to them, this could be the problem... But some how it started consuming 100% cpu utiliastion. have a peek here
MS Spooler server is ok, anything else is not. Turned out to be HP5500 printer installed incorrecty, uninstalled printer, after re-install all working fine. Hate_Hackers Doesnt seem to have a major inpact on my system Spoolsv.exe is windows system file. If it shows up anywhere besides systems 32 or whatever then delete it.
Cancelled all print jobs for all printers (one at a time) fixed the problem Jack Feder Those having computers running Spoolsv.exe between 90% to 99% CPU usage: I have been told Is your computer running out of disk space? Paul Not a virus. Turn off the printer 3.
Patty In my case there were files waiting in the MS image writer in the print queue. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, win.ini, Run, Winlogon\Shell, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce, Userinit, DEFAULT\Run). trojaner Same opinion as Downstrike: it wants to acces the internet, but why? http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/deal-high-cpu-usage-spoolsvexe-problem/ and the ram was overloaded.
yannickvdb I had the same problem , high cpu (98-99%) all used by spoolsv.exe I removed the printer tasks and it seems fixed now. Lorin Its easy to fix the problem of using the CPU for 100%; just delete the print jobs you have in the printer list and you will see that the CPU Trendmicro's on line scan picked it up. So disabled the spoolsrv service, restarted and manually removed the registry entries as per Microsoft instructions (see Link).
Run Windows Repair Tool to repair spoolsv.exe related Windows Errors 3. Then enable each process one by one finding out which program is sending the print job. One of the ones on mine was spooIsv (the I is an i). Is there a way we can prevent this so I don't have to run this process every morning?
Yes it is a print job spooler, yes its easy to make a trojan with the same name. If this does not resolve your issue it's likely you have an issue with your printer drivers you have installed for your printers or you have a trojan, virus, or worm In my case it was for MS Image Writer pending "Print" file. So disabled the spoolsrv service, restarted and manually removed the registry entries as per Microsoft instructions (see Link).
- 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.
- Ross I was using windows normally, not sending a print job anywere when my firewall poped up saying "spoolsv.exe is trying to send data to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx do you wish to allow?".
- Regardless of the cause, determining the best solution should be the first action step when noticing any system-related computer errors.
- Michel Turcotte, author of Win-Hand at "MT Impossible" was having the same cpu until problem as others, constant 50%.
- Navigate to your PRINTERS folder which should be at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS".
- So theres no Virus etc.
- Mikey Takes 90+ CPU usage.
Locate and right-click on the spoolsv.exe process and select End Process. The print seemed to go through (the print queue icon in the system tray appeared then disappeared on the remote machine), but nothing printed. Spoolsv.exe is taking 99% of my resources. It only uses about 3 MB of RAM on my computer.
For now i have put it in Quarantine Lindsay The only thing I wold like to know is why a "spooler" has to access the internet? 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. Chris if you are on a windows 2000 server and its going to slow open your printer folder you can go to services and stop and restart the printer spooler seb
And i cant find any print jobs undone.
I followed Jobrien's advice and deleted the jobs in the imae writer queue. Ross try to open Control Panel Printer and Scanner and try to open Microsoft Image Writer and delete all tasks. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Once they clear the cpu will be freed.
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 Everything is fine now. i guess it's another windows security flaw being exploited rick If located in system32, it's the Windows Print Spooler - which is _safe_ and _not_ a virus! After removing it the cpu was normal.
My CPU usage went down temendously. the spoolsv.exe can hog up the cpu to 100% when invalid printer tasks are waiting somewhere on your pc or network, doesnt have to be in the printer's tasklist itself, but Open start, printers and fax. Once these have been deleted you can right-click the Print Spooler in the Services window and click Start to re-enable the service.
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. I followed Jobrien's advice and deleted the jobs in the imae writer queue. There are several viruses that call themselves SPOOLSV.EXE in order to confuse the infectee. I allowed it to run.
If you do have a problem do like Tommy said and it should work well. If that doesnt work, then yes you have the trojan. When I then changed a printer setting (spool directly to printer) the problem was fixed. my initial analasys shows that spoolsv.exe is using about 7 meg with no visable print documents or files in the spool folder.
strebor I'm experiencing the same as Johnny. Jean I am a computer programmer and I am positive I know what i'm talking about....Spoolsv is not a dangerous file it commonly used for printing, it can also slow down Hold Cntrl,Alt and Del till Task manager pops up. You can use this cleaner to stop viruses, errors and faults with your system.
Delete that doc and everything is back to normal. This morning she started her computer and the CPU usage was getting hogged by the spooler again. How can it be shutdown forever ? To do this in Task Manager highlight the spoolsv.exe process and click the End Process button.
The spoolsv.exe process is a Windows file and it is responsible for the built-in print spooler. Groove Printer spooler NORIK This has no effect on you pc it you are running a good pc.