ctfmon

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by anon, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. anon

    anon Guest

    Recently my spy cleaner warned me of a new startup entry in my registry.
    C\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe. has anyone heard of this and know what it
    does?
     
    anon, Feb 4, 2006
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  2. Usually this file is legal process but you can have a malware that uses the
    same name.

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    Panda_man
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Feb 5, 2006
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  3. Check file digital signature - it should be signed by MS.
     
    Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk, Feb 5, 2006
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  4. anon

    anon Guest

     
    anon, Feb 6, 2006
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  5. anon

    Harry Guest

    Ctfmon.exe activates the Microsoft Office Language Bar and the Alternative
    User Input Text Input Processor. it is neither virus, trojan or any other
    malware. Also it is a non essential program i.e if you don't use language
    bar of office you can terminate this process to free up system resources


    Harjeet
     
    Harry, Mar 21, 2006
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