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#1 jevs46


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:42 AM

I have a problem that I would like some help with please. I know ctfmon is part of office and also can be a trojan. How do I know which is which, and is it safe to delete. When I run a search I get the following:-


these are the file names along with ctfmon in windows system 32 folder

are these safe?

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:38 AM

If it is located at, C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe, then it's a legitimate file.
Anywhere else, and I'd be worried.

Additional information on ctfmon.exe:

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.
See the above link, on how to disable Ctfmon.exe from running at startup.

Edited by tg1911, 19 April 2007 - 06:41 AM.

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#3 slinkeey


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

I do not have Microsoft Office, yet I still have this process. How would I go about getting rid of it?


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

You do not state your operating system but it should be similar.

Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > Details button > Advanced tab. Under System Configuration put a check mark in Turn off advanced text services.

Reboot. That should do it.

Edited by ThunderZ, 20 January 2011 - 10:29 PM.

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