How to remove the spoolsvv virus

Most antivirus programs identify spoolsvv.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.ry or Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.ji, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_PROXY.HJ or TROJ_AGENT.QUZ.

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Spoolsvv.exe file information

The process belongs to software Safety Alerter (version 2006) by unknown.

Description: Spoolsvv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Spoolsvv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,816 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 29,271 bytes and 22 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The spoolsvv.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Spoolsvv.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Spoolsvv.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If spoolsvv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 54,784 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 29,279 bytes, 34,914 bytes or 30,968 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. Spoolsvv.exe is not a Windows core file. Spoolsvv.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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Important: You should check the spoolsvv.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.


User Comments

I've heard that it is "undesirable", but I haven't managed to find out why...

Summary: Average user rating of spoolsvv.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving spoolsvv issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active spoolsvv process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the spoolsvv.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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