ctfmon.exe - Is ctfmon.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is ctfmon.exe?
Purpose of ctfmon.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. ctfmon.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Ctfmon.exe is a program that will be found on many computers. The proper disk location for this file is listed below, as we always list the proper disk location so you can verify it is not spyware, and is in the proper folder lcoation. This file is known by the name user input services. Its purpose is to work with Microsoft Office and the Office language bar. This file comes from Microsoft and is installed when you install the Microsoft Office suite software, it is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware. Always verify the location shown at the bottom, to make sure the file is in the proper location. Visit ctfmon.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ctfmon.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The location of this file will be at C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, ctfmon.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. ctfmon.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is ctfmon.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ctfmon.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Ctfmon.exe is a program that will be found on many computers. The proper disk location for this file is listed below, as we always list the proper disk location so you can verify it is not spyware, and is in the proper folder lcoation. This file is known by the name user input services. Its purpose is to work with Microsoft Office and the Office language bar. This file comes from Microsoft and is installed when you install the Microsoft Office suite software, it is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware. Always verify the location shown at the bottom, to make sure the file is in the proper location. The location of this file will be at C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.