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How to remove CTFMON

Ever heard of CTFMON? Try looking at the processes in the Task Manager. This one very annoying Windows program runs during start up. It is a harmless process connected with the Alternate User Input Text Input Processor and the Microsoft Office Language Bar. You may had been frustrated trying to remove it every way possible you can. I bet that you have tried deleting it in the Windows folder, in the registry, in MSconfig or used a third party registry editor. And nothing’s solving the issue. If you’re like me who’s an OSI and freeware advocate and seldom use programs like MS Office, here’s the workaround. Blast that CTFMON! This process is critical if you have a very thrifty PC memory. Now, try to go to Control panel then proceed to Add and Remove Programs. Select the Microsoft Office product and hit change. After that you will see Maintenance Mode Options, then choose Add or Remove Features and hit Next. Click on Office Shared Features and look for Alternative User Input and check Not available then hit Update. Now open Control Panel and go to Regional and language Options. Click on Language tab and Details. In the Installed Services, select and remove all items except English keyboard. For starters, the last part may seem awkwardly difficult but believe me, you can do this. Hit Start, Run and enter these commands: Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll and then Regsvr32.exe /u Msctf.dll . It’s better to do these things step by step but normally, I just do the last two commands. Do what’s effective for you.

4 Responses

  1. I select add/remove.. select change on microsoft office.. but dont see any Maintenance Mode Options (it just pulls up the installer for Microsoft Office 97). How can I remove this ctfmon.exe?

  2. “Hit Start, Run and enter these commands: Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll and then Regsvr32.exe /u Msctf.dll . It’s better to do these things step by step but normally, I just do the last two commands. Do what’s effective for you.” Maintenance mode doesn’t matter, just look out for the add/remove entry of MS-office and hit change. I have not tried doing this in MS Office 97 but in 2003 and XP. However, the last two commands will do the trick as I stated. After doing the two commands, just be sure to remove any entry of CTFMON in MSConfig. Thanks for the comment and have a great day David.

  3. Well this is all fine and good, save for the have that I do not have a single byte of MS Office on my box

  4. hey this worked … thanks🙂

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