spoolsv.exe - Is spoolsv.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is spoolsv.exe?
Purpose of spoolsv.exe:



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: spoolsv.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
spoolsv.exe is a program which shows in your tasklist as Spooler SubSystem App and may have been there since the day you first purchased your computer. The actual folder location is also shown for you below so you can verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Many spyware and virus writers often place files elsewhere on your computer, and use the same name in an attempt to fool you. This spoolsv file (Spooler SubSystem App) is used to manage both faxing and print jobs. If you terminate this task, you may not be able to fax or print any documents. Even if you do not plan on printing (or do not have a printer attached to your computer) or faxing documents, this task should be left alone and you will see it in your tasklist. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or adware related software. Visit spoolsv.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the spoolsv.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This fax and printing task will be found in the Windows\System32 folder on your computer.


  • Is spoolsv.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is spoolsv.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove spoolsv.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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