CTFMON.EXE freind or foe

  Press Man 10:09 22 Nov 2005

Hi Guys,

I have read on various sites that the above file is some kind of virus/trojan, and on other sites that it is part of MS O/S and is related to "language assistance" or something like?
I have the above file in C: windows/system32 and it is always in start up, is this correct or should I be concerned? Have run AV, SBS&D, Adaware, MS AntiSpy and 'A'squared nothing shows.
Avice would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance of your help.

  johnnyrocker 10:14 22 Nov 2005

click here


  Press Man 14:01 22 Nov 2005


Thanks for this.
From what I have read, if the file only exists in C:windows/system32 then it is assumed to be safe? Therefore no need to disable or delete the file?

  gudgulf 14:40 22 Nov 2005

You could look at it this way........If you have Microsoft Office then you will definitely have one CTFMON.exe on your pc.Nothing to worry about,it's a required file.You can remove it from Start up but it will reappear next time you use Office.

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