Spoolsv.exe Using up 50% of the CPU ?

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  1. Piston Broke

    Piston Broke Registered Member

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    Hi all

    a colleague of mine is using a win2000 Pro Pc which was having difficulty opening a particular Excel file but when i looked into her settings i noticed that spoolsv.exe is running at around 45-70% of the CPU all of the time even after re-boots is this normal ?
    I googled it & it mentioned a possible trojan infection called Backdoor.Ciadoor.B Trojan have any of you guys got any ideas as to what it is & how can i check if it's infected ?

    i have run Ewido on it & it didn't find anything unusual

    I can take screen shots if required
     
  2. Piston Broke

    Piston Broke Registered Member

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    Right i've looked into this a little Further now & it seems the spoolsv.exe is only active at 50%+ when an excel file is accessed on the network storage Drive
    Then it Runs Between 40% & 60% all the time till you close the file down o_O

    Also i have removed all off the printer drivers off her machine & accessed the file & everything Runs fine o_O
    but when re-installed again the Spoolsv.exe starts runnin at a constant 40-60% again

    Does anyone know why this is happening ?

    Win2000 Pro Sp4
    Celeron 1.8
    256Mb Ram
    Microsoft office 2000
    HP Printers 4000N & 5100TN Also a Local Oki 320
     
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