What does the spooler.exe file do?
The spooler.exe process is also known as Spool Mail Sender or, as the case may be, Ridoc Document System Document Spooler for Distributor and is a part of Ridoc Docuent System or, as the case may be, Winlog. This software is produced by MicroWorld Technologies (www.escanav.com) or, as the case may be, Daemon (www.daemon-tools.cc). An obsolete or defective version of spooler.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Spool Mail Sender has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Spool Mail Sender has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- spooler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module spooler.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about spooler.exe Spool Mail Sender
spooler.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Spooler.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,672 bytes (33% of all these files), 293,384 bytes or, as the case may be, 140,520 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The spooler file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Spooler.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A spooler.exe file has a 70% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 3,415,040 bytes. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This spooler program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Spooler.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves spooler.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about spooler?
|this version looks like an IRC bot, it references ashnet.gotdns.org |
|When you have it, you can't run norton antivirus anymore, you can delete it in taskmanger, but it comes back all the time... this one is the reason why i downloaded security task manager |
|My user Printer faiyar and Printer spooler.exe Error starting |
|If the file is in a folder named RDS in Program Files, it's a file related to a scanner. |
|Part of ScanRouter V2 (lite) used for network scanning. Linked to 2 services. |
|Its a worm. My panda starts to crash because of this |
Summary: 4 users judge spooler.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted spooler.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Ridoc Docuent System or Winlog
To remove Spool Mail Sender from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Ridoc Docuent System or Winlog in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if spooler.exe (Spool Mail Sender) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Spool Mail Sender. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Spool Mail Sender or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or spooler.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.