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Hi

I know that ctfmon.exe file`s function is related to M.Office, the thing I miss here is why are so many people against this

file being at start up and of course in the background( it only takes up to 5MB ram while in the background!!!)

 

Thanks

Eli

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Hi

I know that ctfmon.exe file`s function is related to M.Office, the thing I miss here is why are so many people against this

file being at start up and of course in the background( it only takes up to 5MB ram while in the background!!!)

 

Thanks

Eli

Hi Eli,

Every little bit counts when you are counting sheep and RAM.

5 MB a couple times can make some of my apps run a lot faster or vice-versa.

Ctfmon is turned off on my PC.

Lotssa RAM then you have no need to do this.

Please no RAM on sale links needed.

:) davey

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It's not only about RAM, it's about CPU cycles also. For some people this ctfmon.exe seems to cause high CPU usage problems.

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I disable that file which has caused me some issues and even slowdowns.

 

I loathe the file so much I even made a CCleaner winapp2.ini entry to remove it from startup, but that doesn't fully cure the problem:

 

[*ctfmon.exe]; Removes this Microsoft Office installed file from starting with Windows.; This file may cause very severe system slow downs.; Tip: This file is better dealt with using the free xp-AntiSpy (www.xp-antispy.org).LangSecRef=3025DetectFile=%windir%\system32\ctfmon.exeDefault=TrueRegKey1=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|ctfmon.exeRegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|ctfmon.exeRegKey3=HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|ctfmon.exe

 

 

To get rid of it easier use the free xp-AntiSpy, look under Tweaks and tick Disable ctfmon.exe

 

Edit: Updated the winapp2.ini cleaner to include CeeCee's information! ;)

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You can also find it from this location: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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You can also find it from this location: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Thank you for that information, I'll add that to my winapp2.ini cleaner!

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To get rid of it easier use the free xp-AntiSpy, look under Tweaks and tick Disable ctfmon.exe

Just took a look at xp-antispy, but didn't see "Tweaks" or where you could disable ctfmon.exe. Wonder if you have an older version and it's now been eliminated.

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Edit: Updated the winapp2.ini cleaner to include CeeCee's information! ;)

Doesn't ctfmon.exe basically re-create itself each time you reboot? I tried disabling it in my startup items, but it seems to keep coming back.

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Just took a look at xp-antispy, but didn't see "Tweaks" or where you could disable ctfmon.exe. Wonder if you have an older version and it's now been eliminated.

I'm using the newest 3.97 Beta 3

 

It's located here:

xpantispy_disable_ctfmon104.png

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That is what I did to mine CeeCee (the link) and have had no problem.

Both CeeCee and Hazelnut are correct, you need to disable it first from that PCHell links instructions. I already had it disabled, however I'd think xpAntiSpy would be able to do it auto-magically without manually doing anything since is replaces it with a dummy file and removes the startup.

 

I merely created that CCleaner winapp2.ini entry in the event I repair MS Office and it places that damned file back in the registries startup Run area.

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My fault, Andavari. Guess I downloaded the last stable version (3.96) and not the newest beta. The prior version didn't even have a "Tweaks" section in it.

 

One other thing . . . will disabling cftmon.exe have any affect on the normal function of MS Office?

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will disabling cftmon.exe have any affect on the normal function of MS Office?

In our English builds of it I'd have to say no to the best of my knowledge, I don't however know what it would do if someone had another lang enabled. I certainly haven't had any issues whatsoever and I've had it disabled for over two years now.

 

To add some more look at that xp-AntiSpy screenshot and read the text that it shows, if you have it installed you can view the whole text info in it to see what the xp-AntiSpy author has to say about it.

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I did install the latest beta version of xp-AntiSpy and used it to disable ctfmon.exe. To confirm what you expected might be the case, it appears that it disabled it without having to go through the steps that CeeCee mentioned.

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To confirm what you expected might be the case, it appears that it disabled it

Thank you for the confirmation! That's good news for immediately disabling it without all those extra steps.

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