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Joonas

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my firewall tells that a spool32.exe is trying to connect to the internet. what is this program and why is it trying to connect?
 
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spool32 is the print spooler in windows enviornments. Not sure why it's connecting to the internet, though.
 

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it tries to connect to 80.255.255.255 on ports 9, 161 and 520, which seems a bit strange. haven't found anything on the net to explain it though
 
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As far as why, because it's Micro$oft. It's trying to find other comptuers and printers that you have access to. As far as disabling it, I'm not quite sure. I wasn't able to find anything with a quick search on google or MS.:(
 
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depending on your version of windows you can disable it in administrative tools/services.
 
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Yes, but that would disable Spool32 entirely. He is asking how to stop it from broadcasting. Or am I just AFU'd?
 
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sounds like its trying to connect to a network.............are you on a network?
if not,just deny it access in your firewall.
 
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