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#1 OS_Challenged

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:11 PM

Hello Everyone,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my computer and I noticed this is listed in my startup menu PowerReg SchedulerV2.exe. Running a search on the file, to find out more on the file, I found it is located here, C:\Windows\Prefetch

What is this file, can I delete it from the startup menu (meaning is it safe too)?

Also, along this same lines, while trying to find some information on this file I took a look at my startup Control Panel (by Mike Lin), if your familiar with it.

In the HKCU/Run section there is a ctfmon.exe, path = C:\Windows\System32\ctfmon.exe. Is it ok to turn this off?

Thanks in advance for your help,

OSC

Oh, and I did run a search on this file in the forum, all the entries had to do with HJT entries and didn't answer my question.

Edited by OS_Challenged, 04 November 2006 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 04:49 PM

That is a legit Microsoft file. Here is a link describing it...

PowerReg SchedulerV2.exe
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:03 PM

What Does the Ctfmon.exe File Do?
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.

Frequently asked questions about Ctfmon.exe

If you don't use this service, then it's OK to stop it from running at Startup.
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:07 PM

Thank you very much... both you...

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 10:53 PM

You're welcome, OS_Challenged.
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