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Process name: Microsoft Printer Spooler Service
Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is spoolsv.exe doing on my computer?
The spoolsv.exe file is described as the Spooler SubSystem App or Windows Print Spooler Service and is the main component of the printing interfaces. The spoolsv.exe file is initialized when the computer starts, and it runs in the background until the computer is turned off.
The process spoolsv.exe transfers the data in a buffer. If the printer needs the data, it will retrieve it from the buffer. While the spoolsv.exe file is storing the data in the buffer, the user can carry out other operations. The spoolsv.exe process is also responsible for queuing printing tasks. Through this function, the user does not need to wait for each printing task to be completed one after the other.
When a printer is in use, the Print Spooler service or the spoolsv.exe file is launched, and the process can be seen running in Windows Task Manager. In case you are not using a printer, the spoolsv.exe process can be closed through the Task Manager.
spoolsv.exe is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed. Check your system now to identify unused processes that are slowing down your computer.
Is spoolsv.exe harmful?
Can I stop or remove spoolsv.exe?
Is spoolsv.exe CPU intensive?
Why is spoolsv.exe giving me errors?System process issues are mainly a result of conflicting applications running on your PC. Consider uninstalling any applications you are not using and using SpeedUpMyPC to scan your system for unused process and services.
Why do I have multiple instances of spoolsv.exe?
The system sometimes dedicates more resources to a specific task by generating multiple instances of one process. However this can also be a symptom of a virus or trojan infection. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus and run a full scan.
spoolsv.exe is known to have 1 other instances:
Simultaneous Peripheral Operations on-line
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