what is ?POOLSV.EXE

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  1. lexis1350

    lexis1350 Registered Member

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    what is this that keeps poping up everytime i sign on to the internet..
    How can i delete it? and is it safe to delete
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

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    Did you mean Spoolsv??
    Not sure if this will help...
    From www.answersthatwork which lists tasklist progs;
     

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    TopperID Registered Member

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    Print Spooler (spools.exe) likes to have access so you can print over the net if you wish (that is printing out on someone else's printer thru the net from your computer) . It loads files to memory ready for printing. If you have the service set to 'automatic' it will do this every time you boot-up. That is why I have the Spooler service set to 'manual'; that way it only comes to life when I use my printer (which is not very often!).

    You certainly don't want to delete it! If indeed it is possible to delete such a service - Windows may simply bring it back again if you tried.
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Hey lexis,

    If that file is not spoolsv....but actually ?poolsv.exe....would you take a look at the below registry key Please....and let us know if you have an entry referencing C:\WINDOWS\System32\?poolsv.exe

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
     
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