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Hope this helps. :P September 14, 2009 Nic Thanks a lot for the help, Ive been struggling with it for days now. I have a small program called StartupMonitor that notifies me when something tries to attach itself to startup. I was looking for this for a long time. If You Remove It From MSConfig And It Re-Appears, Then You Are Booting A Program Which Requires CTFMon. http://trinitylabsupply.com/general/cfmon.html

Got rid of it. Viruses with the same file name are such as Worm:Win32/Fakerecy.A or Virus:Win32/Virut.BI (detected by Microsoft), and Worm.Win32.VB.xb or Virus.Win32.Virut.bu (detected by Kaspersky). As with all critical processes, it is often imitated by those virus writers who deserve to get a (biological) virus. Sometimes I had problems after deleting the file. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-ctfmonexe-and-why-is-it-running/

Register Now What is CTFMON.EXE and How Can I Remove It What is CTFMON.EXE If you have opened the Windows Task Manager or used Hijackthis to track down a problem, you however there seems to be a spyware that is almost identic to eMule program which creates a folder "dlg" in system32 folder. Gary I found a keylogger named ctfmon.exe It records all key pressed in a file ctfmon.log Ovidiu I have never installed Office XP, nobody else uses my computer. It now boots in a few seconds with XP.

See also: Link Ken If you don't like executibles that reappear after you delete them, try deleting any of your Outlook Express files... blame OFFICE Edwing Blackzenith See the removal procedure in CraigC's link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=282599 If you have installed a keyboard layout other than 101 (default English US), and even if you are not Daniel If I understand MS correctly, you need this if you use the language bar to switch between keyboard layouts (as I do), or use other special input methods (speech recognition, Then you can delete the referenced file in your registry.

If the process is found, you can remove it within seconds. I killed the running process and deleted the ctfmon.exe file under my WINDOWS\system32 folder, but it just re-creates itself! If you think it's a virus, delete it and office will reinstall it, that way you'll know for sure it microsofty. http://www.pchell.com/support/ctfmon.shtml Just follow Gary's directions way up there to disable it.

Not a virus or spyware but indeed a useless function. See How to uninstall CTFMON.EXE Note: The ctfmon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Can be disabled via Start → Control Panel → Regional and Language Options → Languages → Text Services and Input Languages → Details → Advanced → System Configuration → Turn off The ctfmon.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

Since I do not use any Office programs on this computer (use it to build web sites) I doubt I will miss it. http://www.file.net/process/ctfmon.exe.html My computer had pop-up, slower run, and freeze or tilt every moment. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Removing the Ctfmon.exe might cause problematic behavior in your Office XP programs, so removing it is not recommended. 2006 Microsoft Corporation.

Thank U some much Geeks!!!!! The language bar is displayed alongside the System Tray if more than one keyboard layout is enabled (for switching input languages) or, for example, if speech is selected as an alternative Pretty simple, use AntiVir or a similar spyware checker to be sure. Alcy If you are using any of the IME language pack additions to the NT or XP operating systems this will be on your system.

Written by Mark Hasting Printer Friendly Version of This Page Bookmark and Share this Article on PCHELL with these Social Networks: Links to Other Important Information Support for Windows XP See also: Link Baba ctfmon is installed by Windows, NOT Office. Just an annoying one. Daniel This got installed when I installed my Speech Recognition Software THNDR143 Is an Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP This File Is Installed With XP.

You'll again want to remove the extra installed services in the list other than your default keyboard language. October 10, 2007 Teufel Excellent article … :-) October 16, 2007 doug m excellent article. Depends on the contents.

Unless you use the language bar, get rid of it.

The .exe files is named "ctfmon.exe". Sakacaca For anyone who wants to disable this or any other process temporarily to check if it has a negative effect, I recommend "Startup Cop" found at PC Magazine Utilities See This is inside the C:\Windows\system32 file Christ67 on my computer this is a virus, too, you must use win tasks adamoles Had Spybot resident running while not connected to the net. Could you explain that more carefully?

Even when I delete the process it still returns. Verify that ctfmon.exe is not running. Alex it was a virus on my machine. On the other hand, if you aren't using more than one language and you don't rely on Office's text services (minor things, anyway) then KILL it, it just eats up processing

If ctfmon.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 68% dangerous.