AdDiCt all i know is that spybot says its a "CoolWebSearch_ parasite related - hijacking to Slawsearch.com" tony This is a macrosoft virus that causes lost focus of foreground aplications. my AVG 7 shows me that ctfmon.exe is a virus, probably it´s a right (no matter if it cames from Microsoft) Ariel running on systems with no problems scooter It was Removing ctfmon from Windows XP was Amazingly Simple..Puter Runs Lightning Fast after disabling!! Now it has the ability to hide itself from Task Manager.
This should not be removed. May 7, 2011 jim Worked for me!! If ctfmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 97% dangerous. Then it will ask you to put in the service pack 2 disk, but just press cancel. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/groovytip/what-is-ctfmon-exe-virus-and-why-is-it-running/
I have removed the file from starting on my system and suffered no ill effects. BiJiQ when it runs at start-up I cant connect internet via ADSL. Usually I just click no and it's gone, but ctfmon.exe is like the gift that keeps on giving!
Uninstall office if it's a problem. It now boots in a few seconds with XP. Shinsa If The File Is In The System32 Folder It is Not A Virus. 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
Then I looked for all instances of it on my hard drive (there were three  and I changed the extension (.EXE) to EXT and so far it hasn't done a November 1, 2010 Rebecca HELP! For more info on ctfmon see here. Go to Add/Remove programs, choose to Change your installation of Microsoft Office and make sure you check the box for "Choose advanced customization of applications" before you hit next.
Neil This file appears after installing the Microsoft SpeechSDK. Why, I don't know. Brandon December 11, 2013 at 7:51 am # To those interested in Method 2, the "two commands" referenced are: Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll Regsvr32.exe /u msctf.dll …and to the editor, the text-area Deleted it from the startup menu on WinPatrol, then deleted it from the registry.
BenJordan When loaded, it tends to slow down all other running processes. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/67552/ctfmonexe-trojan/ PRESTO. All comments about ctfmon.exe: Ctfmon.exe activates the Microsoft Office Language Bar and the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor. The program creates automatically two exeptions in windows firewall tool and allows itself to connect...
Mark It's a major part of text-input services for Windows apps, especially in Office and, more importantly, the language toolbar. John Smith The EXE was registered to load on systen startup, only after installing a second languege. Jen February 19, 2008 Dave Good tip. My opinion is that Ctfmon.exe is not dangerous.
However, the same file name may be viral or spyware. This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed it should say sumthing like copyright microsoft corp. Remove if not installed by a user on your network, Kent This is a common file which alot of virus developers use as part of their virus.
November 12, 2009 Quinn i can remember a time when CTFMON didnt run on my pc ( cos of my config probly ), looks like im back to that good old but only needed if you use more than English and need the language bar, or alternative input, such as voice recognition. I figured out the command lines in run for the regtry repair but turnig of the languages was the miss key.
u can just search this file inside microsoft knowledge DB.
Thxxxxx July 27, 2009 romil thanx a lot for ur help n support , this is for the first time i had ever got genuine solution of my problem n my Regards, Grumpy Old Techie. Instead of deleting the file then finding out somebody needed it in the future, just right-click on the ctfmon.exe file and under the security tab (NTFS only), remove the users power Not required if you don't need these features.
May 24, 2008 James Victory at last!! By the way, I also have NO WINDOWS XP OFFICE products installed, and never have. It is loaded during startup of windows if you have change the language setting Halo Its stops my Media players from open videos but as soon as i end its task i try to uncheck in the start up but it get checked again after the 2nd reboot.
Won't startup anymore after this and saves lots of trouble killing it the by Microsoft suggested way. To be safe, disable this (you can't just disable it with msconfig but look at instructions elsewhere on the page) UNLESS you are using speech to text, handwriting recognition or a Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. Where is the file located?
December 28, 2010 USnTHEM Thank you thank you! Back to top #3 Grinler Grinler Lawrence Abrams Admin 42,770 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:USA Local time:12:34 AM Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:47 AM What makes you think its a Thank you for helping me stop them :) May 27, 2009 Chary Izzquierdocharyi A big THANK YOU from me too! I belive this is undocumented Microsoft spyware.
addxa.exe, loaded into the start list, put some entry in unistallation list and much more. The startup entry just disappeared on restart. Try a scan of your computer and see how many times ctfmon.exe is found. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 15,360bytes (63% of all occurrences), 30,208bytes and 62 more variants.
Even though it wouldn't be catastrofic, you don't want to delete the legit one. January 2, 2011 paleolith Once again the Guru of Geeks has proven he is the wily wizard of software, hardware, and technology. Do you have additional information? January 18, 2010 PaweĊ hello this ugly process was annoying me so badly that i googled it and found this funny geek article;] now i know that i need this process
It's simple. March 17, 2009 christine I did just what you said and it took outlook off my computer!!!!! Hard to shut off. The ctfmon.exe file starts the component of the "Language Bar" (via the system tray), and launches every time Windows starts.
We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security. when i first saw it i thought to myself "there's a jamacan capture the flag game going on in my computer!?" It is separatly closed by windows task manager while you Now click on the icon next to Alternative User Input and choose Not Available.
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