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Old 01-31-2005, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have done a format lately and reloaded Windows XP Pro. I tried putting the computer on standby why I wasnt using it for a while. When it came up with a message saying spoolsv is functioning or something and needs to be closed before the computer can be put in standby. Now I know that spoolsv is the printer spooler and i closed the process so that I could put the computer in standby. When closing the process I realised that that its process is taking up approx. 95% of the CPU Usage. After I come out of standby I think it re-opens and does the same thing. I have no problem with it be there but Im not printing anything so how could get it to stop using the CPU and not letting me go into standby?

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It could be spyware.....run hijack this to make sure.
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no.spoolsv is for print..it always occupied the cup..if you donn't need print ,you can close it..

use win+r,then input control,then select manage tools,then server,find out the print spooler..forbid it..then restart your computer....it won't bother you any longer
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This is a possibility

Process File: spoolsv or spoolsv.exe
Process Name: Microsoft Printer Spooler Service

Description:
spoolsv.exe is a Microsoft Windows system executable which handles the printing process to your local printers. Note: spoolsv.exe is also a process which is registered as the Backdoor.Ciadoor.B Trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. Please see additional details regarding this process.
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i know that spoolsv is the printer spooler but I'll run Ad-Aware to see if its the trojan Warez Monster. jlyouyou im not sure where how to get to where your directing me can you explain that again.
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hey guys...i havent been on for ages. i sorta ignored this for a while but its pissing me off atm because its making the computer slow. Any ideas?
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