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spools.exe. Is it a virus?

The spools.exe could be a PROXAGE-A. Sometimes it’s called Norton Internet Security Service, SILLYFDC, RBOT-LD, KASSBOT-C and PROXAGE-A.

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. This files starts on Windows startup. Spools.exe is usually located in the %PROGRAM_FILES% sub-folder and its usual size is 101,008 bytes.

This file is a trojan. Trojans can steal important data from your computer. This file is a network worm. Worms can significantly decrease your Internet connection speed and download new malware onto your computer.


Disable and delete the spools.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware. Before disabling this file make sure it is not a legitimate file that is also called spools.exe.


Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Process: PROXAGE-ACommon path(s): subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): worm, monitor, hidden, trojan, startupFilesize(s): 101,008 bytes, 9,728 bytes, 7,168 bytes, 79,458 bytes, 48,889 bytes, 39,832 bytes, 15,360 bytes, 79,747 bytes, 70,542 bytes, 102,565 bytes, 19,968 bytes, 95,473 bytes, 27,136 bytes, 490,496 bytes

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