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ctfmon.exe

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The ctfmon.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft office suite. It monitors active windows and provides text input service support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, keyboard translation and other alternative input methods. This process will continue to put itself back into MSConfig when you run the Office XP apps as long as the Text Services and Speech applets in the Control Panel are enabled. 

Recommendation:

This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

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windowBlind
yet another example of a microsoft file that has background uses but can be exploited by nasties. If the system aint broke, why fix it? use decent anti virus, spyware tools etc. (not a one program to fix all) even g l a r y is known to get things very wrong! g oo gle "false positive"
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PhilS
Certainly a nuisance. I have tried to remove it without success.
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Mithrandir
Disable it, don't delete it.  More information
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Ub3rH@X0R 9oO0
I deleted it and my pc wanted it for microsft office which i dont have to get me to buy. It doesnt do much, id leave it alone or face constant pop ups.
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Deiru
The language bar that (sometimes) appears in the taskbar. Leave it enabled if you use the language bar. If not you can remove it.
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Leo
Useless. Remove it.
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Alvaro Silva
I remover whit ctfmonremover fine no problems whit ythw operative systems ok  More information
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Joe
On (my) computer, it is ctfmon.exe, located in /system32, and yet in Glary's process manager it appears as CTF Loader. So is it dangerous or not, any ideas? There are many versions of the virus (see link), How can you tell which is which?  More information
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Frenchesqa
Outpost Security Pro detected that it tried to intercept my keystrokes.
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John
It is needed to change from english to french on keyboard (Keyboard language manager for Windows XP)
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fredonchannelone
Ctfmon.exe is running on my machine. I have never had MS Office. My machine came with Lotus suite of tools, but I use OpenOffice.org exclusively.
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max
office 2003
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jim
appears twice for me too but i know it is due to a 64 bit operating system
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Hannes
I still dont know if I must keep ctfmon. It now appers twice in my startup file in msconfig,
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Koko
Windows CTF Loader ctfmon.exe X Added by the W32/Sdbot-DFS network worm and IRC backdoor. This infection should not be confused with the legitimate C:\\Windows\\System32\\ctfmon.exe. ... Read More  More information
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Lino
Microsoft Office 2007
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Eduardo Carrizales
entonces no es un virus o un tipo de gusano o algo malicioso para mi computadora espero respuesta,
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dad\'ems
This seems to run no matter if you run Office or not.. I have not run it, nor do I knowingly have it (MS Office) installed, yet this program still runs.
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PlasticDreams
Ctfmon.exe activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office Language Bar. To prevent Ctfmon.exe from running, follow these steps... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599#top  More information
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john
this can be used for keylogers like family keylogger
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