Windows Print Spooler continues to cause issues

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Not long ago, Microsoft released a security update to address the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability called PrintNightmare. The relief many may have felt was short lived however. The service continues to cause problems and Microsoft warns of another vulnerability that could be exploited. 

Like previously, hackers can gain access to your device with the ability to install programs, view, edit and delete data or create new users with full permissions.

Until Microsoft  fixes this new vulnerability, the only solution is to temporarily disable the service. Microsoft provides instructions on how you can disable the service here.

NOTE: Stopping and disabling the Windows Print Spooler service disables the ability to print both locally and remotely.