Spoolsv.exe running wild

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msartor

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I have a windows 2000 pro that I have symantec antivirus installed, I download microsoft anti spyware beta1, spybot & spyblaster have ran all and deleted anything they found. But when checking task manager I find spoolsv.exe CPU usage at 99%. Any suggestions?
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Melanie
 
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Here is some info about spoolsv.exe. Some other people have had the same problem as well.
http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/spoolsv.exe.html

It couldn't hurt to download Hijack This, run a scan and save a log file (don't fix anything yet).

I'll take a page out of Cheeseball81's book here (hope you don't mind once again ;) ):

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 
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