How to remove the spoolsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify spoolsvc.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Suspicious.IRCBot or W32.Linkbot, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SHEUR.CJZ or BKDR_EGGDROP.EH.

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Spoolsvc.exe file information

The process known as W1MhNF7Vyb5bnCR3AC appears to belong to software KogST8D6liD by Y1yRL.

Description: Spoolsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The spoolsvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 147,456 bytes or 30,208 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Spoolsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous.

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If spoolsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 1,090,048 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The spoolsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Spoolsvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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Important: You should check the spoolsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving spoolsvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active spoolsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the spoolsvc.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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