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Kudos0

Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

Norton flagged up and blocked spoolsv.exe.  I need to unblock it to be able to print.  The printer is listed on the explorer network as being online but when I try to print I get a system message to say that the printer is offline. I've run Norton SCAN and restarted. 

I followed help from the community.-    Go to settings  - firewall - program control  - but spoolsv.exe is not there.

Please how do I unblock it and print again ?

Windows 10 - updated to 22/03/2018. 

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Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

Hello REB. Norton shouldn't ever block the printing service from connecting to your operating system. Open the "run' dialog and type is services.msc and press enter. When the services listing window appears scroll down to "Printer Spooler" per the screenshot below. Highlight print spooler then RIGHT mouse button click it. The properties dialog will appear. In the area labeled "Startup Type" select automatic if it is not already selected. Next look at "Service Status", if it is stopped click start. Retry printing to your printer.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

Did as you suggested.

Print spooler was on automatic, I restarted it and the blocking message came up again. This time I answered let through this time only - and the printer came to life, printed one document then froze again so I restarted spooler and replied let through all the time. Then the printer emptied produced all the sheets I was waiting for.

Thank You so much.

Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

You are so very welcome. Glad to assist as always!!

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.437 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

Ive got the same problem.  but i've done this above but doesnt work as norton is blocking it I think.  because i disabled the firewall and could print. but don't know how to unblock spoolersv.exe in norton.

Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

Hello

Look for the listing for your printer's maker. Make sure all the necessary files are listed and allowed. Make sure all the drivers are allowed in and are up to date.

Have a Good Night and

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Unblock spoolsv.exe Windows 10

bindi63

The Norton firewall should not be blocking a printer function. Try resetting the firewall.

To reset the Norton firewall, from the main Norton Security screen click on Settings - Firewall. On the General tab, click on Reset beside Firewall Reset. Restart your computer. As you use programs that access your network/internet, the firewall rules will be created again.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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