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Program info

Estimated safety rating


spoolsv.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if spoolsv.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


This program is normally found in C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is d1241dfc397fa8ccfb4bb4b63aad31ac.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Accepts incoming connections


spoolsv.exe appears to act as a internet server. This means other computers can make connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can create a security breach. We advise looking at this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Belongs to the operating system


spoolsv.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can use the full power of a current PC cpu.

Digitally signed


spoolsv.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to spoolsv.exe is valid. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.