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I Need Help Removing A Back Door


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#1 sublimedude89

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:48 AM

I need help removing the back door cftmon.exe
I installed autoruns and did what they told me in the how to remove virus and trojan form. But that didn't work because it wouldn't let me delete it for some reason and i tried finding it on hijack this but i couldn't find it.
Thats all i have done other than ran my avg scanner a thousand times and the stinger by mcafee. so please help me its killing me knowing i have this. PLEASE HELP IMMEDIATELY IF YOU CAN! Thanks for who ever does.
i read more into this and i would like to add that i have a trial version of Microsoft office standard edition 2003.

Edited by sublimedude89, 01 December 2006 - 01:15 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:55 PM

Hi sublimedude89,

cftmon.exe is a part of the Microsoft Office suite and handles speech input for this product. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

from ProcessLibrary.com

If you suspect problems, may I recommend following BC's malware removal guide. It has step by step instructions to help in cleaning your computer.

I hope this helps...

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Edited by rigel, 01 December 2006 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:39 AM

If you do not use speech or handwriting recognition features in Office this is a non-essential process and can be removed. If disabled in MSCONFIG this process will re-appear on the next startup, so follow the steps to prevent it from running provided in the "Frequently asked questions about Ctfmon.exe".
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 03:26 PM

Thanks for that link quietman7. I'm going to follow those directions as soon as I get home. I can always re-enable it if my needs change. :flowers:

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 12:30 AM

thanks guys that really freaked me out for a little bit there but i don't think my computer has been running that slow or it has been causing problems so i guess i will just leave it alone for now. Thanks for all the help

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 08:19 AM

Orange Blossom and sublimedude89 your both quite welcome. :thumbsup:
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