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spools.exe : Safe to remove?

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Hi. A trojan has been detected recently in one of our systems (Windows 2003 SP1) and the antivirus won't clean it. The file infected is c:\windows\system32\spool\spools.exe

If it can't be removed: how can I restore it from original installation? Thanks.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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Hi pampadevelopers,

that is not something you want to replace!
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/spools/

Cheers!
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I read yesterday spools.exe was used by many trojans, but ... is it a system's file? Can I delete it safely?
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its not a system file - get rid of it its bad news
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Thanks. I will remove it right away.
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not a problem

cheers mate

James
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