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What is ctfmon.exe?

Part of CTF Loader by Microsoft

What is it?

CTF Loader, a Microsoft Windows process relating to the ctfmon.exe file, which monitors active windows and provides text support for speech and handwriting recognition, keyboard, translation, and other technologies.
(ctfmon.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does ctfmon.exe run?

Process - ctfmon.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does ctfmon.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ctfmon.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ctfmon.exe' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
CTF Loader is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the ctfmon.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of ctfmon.exe users, 78.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ctfmon.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03045% CPU304547.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.07 MB RAM5.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
69 GDI objects46.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
760 context switches/sec760.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of CTF Loader?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: ctfmon.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: CTF Loader
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 40 KB
Original file name: CTFMON.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0326361252%
Privileged CPU: 0.0021813619%
User CPU: 0.03045476324945%
Privileged CPU time: 1828125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 760
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.16 MB
Peak committed memory: 38.68 MB
Paged memory: 1.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.07 MB
Paged system memory: 79.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.77 KB
Working set memory: 2.14 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.95 MB
Min working set memory: 356 KB
Private memory: 1.07 MB
Page faults: 4,462
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 32
Total read transfer: 57.62 KB
Total write operations: 31
Total write transfer: 2.18 KB
Total other operations: 1,412
Total other transfer: 120.84 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 69
USER objects: 33
Handle count average: 128
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ctfmon.exe
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 58db2ee838d5b7bad0f7f10a6c920390
SHA-1: 3647a9828b88976b57f021f066775fd097ade568

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.11847
File packed: No
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