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I didn't have Office before I got rid of it, so it may have been malicious despite it being located in system32. For more info on ctfmon see here. Even mighty Microsoft, with all their infinitely inscrutable wisdom, was unable to provide straightforward instructions about how to turn this service off. Sometimes I had problems after deleting the file.

February 20, 2008 ricketyrock After using WinPatrol (current free version 14.0.2007.1) to clean my start-up act; ctfmonexe kept trying to return. it all seems to be a rogue form of 'eMule'? August 15, 2008 prapie I am SOOOO glad I found this article. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate https://www.groovypost.com/howto/groovytip/what-is-ctfmon-exe-virus-and-why-is-it-running/

Previous How to free up space on the system partition? Plus, I deleted all instances of it from the registry (after backing up the registry, of course). I'm rid of that major annoyance now!! Thanks But everyone one should also know that there is a virus same name but with caps.

Uninstall vie MS instructions, links are given at several places above! Its memory footprint on my machine is 4.78 MB paladin Ctfmon.exe activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office Language Bar. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Daily Email Newsletter Featured PostsHow to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually EncryptedThe Best Free Apps for a New iPhoneView December 15, 2009 Waffles Thanks man!

Depending on your system configuration, there are a number of different steps to disable it. Click on Startup. Matzix i can't disable it from msconfig, cause my RAM full Hery Iswanto Be careful the legimate file is in system 32, all other versions could be viruses It also wrote Emily most of this type of .exe files are harmless if in doubt, do not delete them, quarantine it paul This is a part of Office XP and Windows XP.

If you have any solution for it please notify me. Enjoy! If you don't input in multiple languages, or don't need accessibility help, uninstall those programs and it will go away. HJT logs cannot be analyzed here, but we have other tools...The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs.

Much appreciated..thanks December 5, 2009 Dinesh Kotia Thanks. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/67552/ctfmonexe-trojan/ Thanks again and looking for the answer. Daniel Furlan Carobrez Magman. Still will disable it from running in the background and will only be utilized when using specific office products.

Anthem It is just spareing memory in case of using office ctfmon.exe will start showing up in your task manager if you've recently upgraded to IE7 (the new, MS tabbed version). Can you help me get it back? I do have a few questions to ask about it though, can it be used as spyware and can it be activated on my computer from another computer like a virus ive also found many regkeys related to this particular spyware...

The program creates automatically two exeptions in windows firewall tool and allows itself to connect... 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). It also uses basically no resources. Javed Iqbal Lodhi And if you find this service running or located outside \windows\system32 folder, then it is not the normal system file, you might want to scan your computer and

And sure, it uses little resources, BUT when you find FIVE (5) ‘ctfmon' startup entries on a friends computer it makes you wonder ‘what is going on here'. BUT I AM logged in as an administrator. August 16, 2010 ak W32/Autorun-AYX is a worm for the Windows platform.

maybe its cftmon.exe not ctfmon.exe.

June 4, 2009 don w Another useless process gone, 2 bazillion to go … give me Linux any day … Anyway, great tip. I have used the word select in stead of placing Apply and OK between less than and greater than symbols. its part of the office suite and cant be disabled through msconfig as it writes itself back again. Additionally from the office start-up, the Modes User Input should be disabled.

Alejandro S who ever says this file is a trojan or dangerous is a mongoloid xD READ PEOPLE Apostacia It is a keylogger and backdoor named "troyan-backdoor-sapilayr". Also run Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0.2 and seems to be much faster. I installed XP to a formatted partitiion and, before I'd installed any apps, ctfmon was there, running in the background. Be very careful not to change anything you dont know about in there as this is the core of your computer!

Step 2b: Disabling in Windows Vista The setting above for completely disabling text services doesn't seem to exist in Windows Vista as far as I can tell, but we can remove Not even MS Word. Privacy Policy Rules · Help Advertise | About Us | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Chat | RSS Feeds | Contact Us Tech Support Forums | Virus Removal neatly explained.

Need help? Especially for East Asian language users (with a non-EA version of Windows), this file is very important for multi-language support. If you have any doubts look at how many items get started after you install adobe products and the same with any of Microsoft's live products. Start windows in safe mode go to system32 folder and remove ctfmon.exe.

So I attempted to delete only to find it recreated itself again! I advice you to delete it. :) Magman Office XP has *never* been on this computer either, but ctfmon.exe is there.