What Is Ctfmon.exe
i use it all the time to see whats happening MY computer. Even if you later re-enable ctfmon.exe in the msconfig startup list! (Only System Restore can bring it back.) Bill I never noticed it to be a cause of a problem. It does not use resources if you do not use use speach recognition or alternative text input. I found it outside the windows/system32 folder Dan A Can either be part of the language bar, or part of spyware.
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. Type MSCONFIG and enter. May 25, 2009 Shannon Thank you for helping me understand why there are so many processes running on my computer. This entry has been requested 515,851 times. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/what-is-ctfmonexe-and-why-is-it-running/
Otherwise for most people it's unnecessary. Latest update on April 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM by deri58. 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 If only an MD5 keyed BOM was available for product distributions.
The startup entry just disappeared on restart. JOIN THE DISCUSSION Tweet Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. So the settings for my keyboard layout as always been ‘English (Canada) . Step 3: Remove From Startup You won't want to perform this step before doing the others, because it will just be overwritten again.
If so, what's it trying to do, in my case? It only bothers me when I constantly have to end the task so it doesn't use up unnecessary RAM. November 5, 2009 John The Geek RULES. http://www.pchell.com/support/ctfmon.shtml jo Search Sign Up Log In Home Forum How To Download News Encyclopedia High-Tech Health Sign Up Language English Español Deutsch Français Italiano Português Nederlands Polski हिंदी Bahasa Indonesia Log In
Those are probably there to be used if computer does have MS Office installed. Also run Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0.2 and seems to be much faster. January 2, 2011 paleolith Once again the Guru of Geeks has proven he is the wily wizard of software, hardware, and technology. It must have been when I was disabling some services/processes (services.msc) to speed up my PC.
February 18, 2010 K2kidd You are awesome. Perhaps it was infected with some spyware and when I deleted I hope a new copy is already fine. Even mighty Microsoft, with all their infinitely inscrutable wisdom, was unable to provide straightforward instructions about how to turn this service off. Defult key to unhide it is Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F.
March 26, 2008 car disabling ctfmon is bad, because your keyboard could stop working for your language, in particular If you've a non US keyboard March 27, 2008 Mel Thanks for Hope I helped someone. See also: Link Turko If this runs at system startup or login, it could be this worm. To get rid of it forever, get it off of your start-up through registry, then restart in safe mode, and delete it in system32 and dllcache.
alekss The process is defined as the program CTF Loader. Thanks a lot, I really do apprecitate your help. chadat259 I tried to remember how ctfmon was setup on my computer. The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file.
It’s a process that always runs in the background and that monitors the active program in case the program needs support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, or other alternative user input But thanks to a few clicks it's gone! For more info on ctfmon see here.
Look closely at the system32 folder.
At the rate everyone wants to auto-run programs you soon will not have a computer that is usable. Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. it should say sumthing like copyright microsoft corp.
In Windows folder I renamed it to ctfmon.old, but doing a search saw it was also in a couple SP folders -- did not rename those. It (ctfmon.exe) was a head ache for me. I clean it from start-up section and I can connect easily a a erim this file keeps XP from loading completely, I have to stop its process to allow icons to May 7, 2009 Barrington I give up.
May 26, 2008 Dragon Speaking Thank you very much. P.S. October 10, 2007 Teufel Excellent article … :-) October 16, 2007 doug m excellent article. News Featured Latest Spanish Police Claim to Have Arrested Phineas Fisher - Hacking Team Hacker Fake Chrome Font Pack Update Alerts Infecting Visitors with Spora Ransomware Emsisoft Website Hit by DDoS
What do you have left. January 6, 2009 ~Vikki~ Thank-You Sooo Much for providing a Fast & Simple Solution!! I installed XP to a formatted partitiion and, before I'd installed any apps, ctfmon was there, running in the background. Peter uses unnecessary memory and pop up the handwriting and speech recognition tool unnecessary amol Used For Dictation, Etc, in Office 2003.
The file size is 8,704bytes (52% of all occurrences), 10,240bytes and 9 more variants. The file size is 8,704bytes. Buzzer spybot search &destroy tells me this is a trojan virus resource hog . You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make certain changes.
I kill him and the problems disappear. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.