How to Remove “SPOOLER.EXE”

What is SPOOLER.EXE?

Originally developed by MicroWorld Technologies, SPOOLER.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Spool Mail Sender and it belongs to WinLog. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SPOOLER.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SPOOLER.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SPOOLER.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by SPOOLER.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SPOOLER.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SPOOLER.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SPOOLER.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 March 2009 at 12:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a1ab5dfa9dd0d56e
6cabd7b244c5e593
2abaf7ec
c42546947a758eef
358ed41b67dfab65
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.Hoax.A
rchSMS.SIE
No N/A N/A France N/A
2 N/A Executable 5bb5cc6228dbaea6
a98c3bf58a39dc9a
a3605984
1b5c413d2220306c
2030fee292bea94b
ApplicUnsaf.
Win32.Remote
Admin
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2009 at 1:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 MicroWorld Technologies Inc. Executable 414475b5d9cc72bf
2675c29de9aeb4dd
485c44f5
b2256ba29057d34e
c275b83af33ed835
Yes 5, 0, 0,
47
5, 0, 0,
47
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 6d1cc05b5b042b95
8de0ceea32c6e8a3
38a0e65c
ba977a05168c72a3
1aba92873c841af0
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.29/32
3 N/A Executable 7e8de645435b511c
a57736c14af0b376
bd5f8c3a
6b41c6250aa55a60
7f9e3b3080d7dabd
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 7e8de645435b511c
a57736c14af0b376
bd5f8c3a
6b41c6250aa55a60
7f9e3b3080d7dabd
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32
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