help removing ctfmon

By someoneelse
Feb 17, 2007
  1. its been a while since ive posted here, anyway
    i was looking at the new starup program database and found that ctfmon is in my starup list (if you dont know ctfmon is bad: virus or trojan). i want to remove it but when i scan it with Nortron it says its ok. i dont know if i should trust those programs that say remove it or if i just delete the file myself?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    CTFMON is safe and part of the MS Office Suite.
  3. someoneelse

    someoneelse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    isnt this for the real/good version of ctfmon?
    i dont have MS Office
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Just confirm what Rick has said. Ctfmon.exe is safe, see HERE for info. It normally runs from C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe, if it`s running from anywhere else, then it deserves further investigation.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Use Selective startup

    It's in Msconfig,just uncheck it if you don't need it running.
    I have 2 entries.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t have MSoffice either and I have the ctfmon.exe file. Check where it`s running from. If it`s running from C:\windows\system32 then it`s ok.

    Regards Howard :)
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