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For more information you can read the Microsoft article on the subject. Usually loads when an office or IE window opens but pops up on its own when I am having difficulties. At last by How-To-Geek website i found the solution, which solved my problem. use 2007 version..... Source

How do I get it all back??? An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. It's not necessary anyways. April 12, 2008 Benji thanks! http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-ctfmonexe-and-why-is-it-running/

WWW can be dangerous if you don't have spyware or virus detection programes but is still a resource hoge on some systems. If ctfmon.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 51% dangerous. After a few months, I realized that the file kept returning, so I figured it was a type of Virus, Spyware, or a Trojan. Now it has the ability to hide itself from Task Manager.

WeirdFetishes SpyBot SD states that it's coolwebsearch related. The folder, of course, is hidden Sachin. As this is a trusted module installed by MS, I assume it is safe. To prevent the process from starting with every boot, some steps need to be followed.

I hate CTFMon and it's useless. Its very consistant like that.. So finally I tried ending it and my desktop loaded up instantly. ive also found many regkeys related to this particular spyware...

fistula annais ctfmon.exe is obviously a useful program for microsoft and for hackers. I had no trouble finally getting ctfmon off my laptop! not soooo dangerous Mau-BR Office xp file, can unistall, read link: See also: Link Tiagorl I've had multiple PC complain about CTFMON.EXE on shutdown, failing to shut down properly and hanging A that infect this file...

Bill It's used by Office XP/2003 and it's not a big deal. http://www.file.net/process/ctfmon.exe.html Jen February 19, 2008 Dave Good tip. Adabiviak it is neede for voice recognition See also: Link Pupkin I've run into too much squirrely behavior from ctfmon.exe in the past, When upgrading ie to v.7 on an XPreinstall, They have the same name.

Crashes, freezes and general mayhem become common, and people go into despair. Disabling it from MSCONFIG doesn't make it go away and it definitely feels like a virus, so what exactly is this file?It turns out that CTFMON.EXE is a file that is Hope this helps. :P September 14, 2009 Nic Thanks a lot for the help, Ive been struggling with it for days now. Regards some of the msgs above 1) the MSFT KB on its removal - crap - just delete the reg key that runs it 2) it's common viral practice to replace

The file size is 7,680bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 45,056bytes. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Kept me off the net for a week. It Is Enabled By Some Software (UltraMon Etc.) For The Multi-Lingual Support.

Jon Virus ALERT ! Removing the Ctfmon.exe might cause problematic behavior in your Office XP programs, so removing it is not recommended. 2006 Microsoft Corporation. MK it runs in background, starts on startup and it's impossible to disable it from starting normally.

See also: Link Mr Scott As long as its in the windows/system32 folder its safe...it does create a globe shell hook,Get message hook and a CBT hook but its safe Frank

I think, WinPatrol is a must for any PC user. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Erik Caused my machine to freeze up, ages to redraw windows. long live japanese convert!!

And I think it had something to do with the language bar always coming up on startup. If ctfmon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 81% dangerous. August 7, 2010 trtgfc17 So I just did this run through to fix the ctfmon.exe from running, but has anyone ever heard of the system32 virus running through ctfmon.exe??? August 4, 2008 Junoon gr8… ctfmon was always very annoying to me, never knew what is it for.

ctfmon.exe seems to be used/useful in Win 7 processes anyway the ctfmon.exe cannot be found anywhere in my (Win 7) Windows Task Manager, and my Language Bar is still lying perfectly