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Program info

Estimated safety rating


spoolsv.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if spoolsv.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against threats.

Executable file path


Usually, this application is found in C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 49b6dd6ab3715b7a67965f17194e98a9.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full power of current PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Spooler SubSystem App

The description stored in the file is Spooler SubSystem App.

File version

 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

File version stored as a property 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


spoolsv.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in spoolsv.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.