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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 PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is dcb356e8c3561a4d6cf128ffd3b9bb83.

Is running as a service


This application is 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 perform useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It does not exploit the full power of modern computer processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Spooler SubSystem App

The description present in the exe is Spooler SubSystem App.

File version

 10.0.10586.122 (th2_release_inmarket.160222-1549)

File version stored as a property 10.0.10586.122 (th2_release_inmarket.160222-1549).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


spoolsv.exe is digitally signed. Today most virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from spoolsv.exe verifies as ok. 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 application does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.