Ctfmon.exe activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office Language Bar. Ctfmon.exe monitors the active windows and provides text input service support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, keyboard, translation, and other alternative user input technologies.
It's never come up on my system, seems to stay in my system, I do use msconfig to kill the general office startup
Some people complain the controlled features are loaded at startup? and hog system resources?
about as clear as mud?