Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: splwow64.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
splwow64.exe is a program which was most likely installed on your computer as preinstalled software when you purchased it. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This splwow64.exe file is called the Thinking Spooler APIS from 32 to 64 Process, and it is from Microsoft. This will be found on Windows Vista 64 bit computers. This file is considered safe and is not virus, adware, or spyware related.
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What is the splwow64.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found on your computer at C:\Windows\splwow64.exe