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File Name: 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. 
This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
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Keyboard language manager for Windows XP. Default location is C:\\WINDOWS\\system32. Could be malicious if NOT in it's default folder.
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Eu sou uma negação em inglês e confio nas informações do GLARY UTILIES, pois me aparenta ser bem eficiente.
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this can be used for keylogers like family keylogger
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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... More information
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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.
Eduardo Carrizales
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entonces no es un virus o un tipo de gusano o algo malicioso para mi computadora espero respuesta,
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Microsoft Office 2007
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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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I still dont know if I must keep ctfmon. It now appers twice in my startup file in msconfig,
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appears twice for me too but i know it is due to a 64 bit operating system
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