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In that case, uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your specific printer. Yes it is a print job spooler, yes its easy to make a trojan with the same name. Burns spoolsv.exe using 100% on re-boot and when trying to print. My Windows Task Manager showed that this file was running at 98% of my processes.

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 Please try the request again. binich Using WinXPSP2, it should be in the winnt/system32 folder. Should I download a new copy of the Spoolsv.exe file?

i have had no problems cept, zonealarm allows it to access the internet. I wonder if whatever is jamming up the process waits for it to start before submitting? It is now normal.

Persisted for a while, but then disappeared totally. I have seen the "Mirosoft Image Writer" issue stated above (where the print jobs are waiting in the Microsoft Image Write queue). deleted them and it cleared up Robbie The suggestion above to go to Admin/Services/Print Spooler and start/stop it was exactly what I needed. Canceled the job and cpu usage instantly dropped.

Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. 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 I would only delet it if your system returns to normal after ending the process (search your system). https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/spoolsvexe-process-is-running-all-the-time-and/8268f671-51b8-42a3-9ce8-708e9686052d But it is also a valid Windows file.

If it is getting all cpu resources, probably you have a printers/fax configuration problem. If your print spooler is trying to reach remote IP's at suspicious times (like mine was), I'm willing to guess it's not a print queue.... The print seemed to go through (the print queue icon in the system tray appeared then disappeared on the remote machine), but nothing printed. just turn back on your printer timbo tried multiple spy/virus checkers, everything else recommended by HP; found file in image writer, deleted it and now I'm fine.

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 http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000914.htm By the tmie i came back from doing nothing, it used 50mb of sending and recieving. Often I"ll be playing a game or something and the computer slows down to 10%. Turn off the printer 3.

Does anyone know why? Running an AVG virus scan right now to see if any damage was done zeb A user on my network is having this issue with one of her printers. Sure enough there was something sitting there from yesterday. My Mcafee VirusScan just notified me that it had changed since I accessed the internet thru dial up.

Do not delete file, first review the root cause. RAW spoolsv.exe is causing periodically errors and is closed by windows. 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. FRUSTRATING I had print jobs waiting in the MICROSOT IMAGE WRITER queue Noel their is a virus variation of the spooler that sits in the system32 folder called spoolvsc.exe.

Spoolsv.exe generates errors and will be closed by Windows. When I then changed a printer setting (spool directly to printer) the problem was fixed. Variations of the name can be a worm but this actual file is essential for windows to operate.

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Thanks. Found this site and checked and lo and behold I had 3 print jobs in the que. I didn't have any print jobs waiting that I knew of. Don't give it access if your not trying to print a page.

So theres no Virus etc. Open your Printers on the control panel and cancel outstadning jobs. 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... So get something to scan it with and if it says its a problem get rid of it.

The article advised to 1. Slow Processing , Impossible to play games or even acces the internet while it's running . 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 Emma trojon, virus Emma Can be dangerous.

However in my case, it is not. It shouldn't need to access the Internet, but it tries. Funny that my printer spooler wants to randomly send information over the internet :D. Gemquist I had the same problem that Spoolsv was using most of my CPU all the time...

trojaner Same opinion as Downstrike: it wants to acces the internet, but why? If there is another that is your trojan- DELETE the sucker!! If these steps fail to resolve the issue, you may have a problem with the printer drivers themselves. I deleted a MS Office Image Writer print job and problem solved!

See also: Link Neomonk Printer spooler - harmless, but it takes surprisingly a lot of memory. Drove me crazy... 3 stuck on Imagewriter.. Back to top #11 capnrazor capnrazor Members 6 posts OFFLINE Local time:10:50 PM Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:18 PM Hi I am having an issue that may be related. Along with it came several adware bundlers and a king-kong sized headache.

Pretty harmless but a sure shot frustration generator.... Again THANKS EdC it's only a sytem file ! I checked Task Manager and found spoolsv.exe using over 90% cpu usage. It's at all difficult - just follow these instructions: Click on Start and go to the Control Panel Make sure view is set to either Large Icons or Small Icons Locate