troubleshooting Question

Memory leak - problem with process

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I've been noticing issues with my memory. My activity monitor shows the 'printtool' process to be taking up a huge chunk of RAM. Right now it's at 2.75 GB, with CPU % at around 41. I don't get it, I'm not even printing anything.

The process keeps taking up more and more RAM until I kill it. Killing it works temporarily, but it always comes back. I'm looking for a permanent solution.
I Googled that the parent process is launchd, and this process will run indefinitely until I stop it. I've seen it exceed 1GB of memory before. I've got 12GB in total, iMac late 2011.  iOS X Lion (10.7.3)

I had never had this problem before until a couple of days ago, I don't know how this came about, I haven't really made any changes to my system or anything.  There was an OS update a couple of day ago and I don't know if that's related.  

What can I do to keep this from coming back??

Please help!

I'm including a screen shot of my Activity Monitor window.

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