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1) Open the Control Panel2) Double-click on Regional and Language Options (if you are in Classic View) 
or Double-click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options in Category View


3) Click on the Languages tab, then click on Details



5) Click on the Advanced Tab
6) Finally, place a checkmark in the box "Turn off advanced text services" and Click Ok



The language bar next to the System Tray should disappear, and CTFMON.EXE will unload from memory.

If you wish to bring back the language bar, simply follow the procedure above and UNCHECK the box to turn off advanced text services.

Microsoft has more information and a Frequently Asked Questions document about CTFMON.EXE, click on the link below to review it.

Frequently Asked Questions about CTFMON.EXE

Therefore, CTFMON.EXE is not a virus or a piece of malware, but its also not a program that you NEED running, expecially if you don't use Microsoft Office XP applications.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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Follow the directions below to disable the Advanced Text Services to remove the Language Bar
1) Open the Control Panel
2) Double-click on Regional and Language Options (if you are in Classic View) 
or Double-click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options in Category View


3) Click on the Languages tab, then click on Details



5) Click on the Advanced Tab
6) Finally, place a checkmark in the box "Turn off advanced text services" and Click Ok



The language bar next to the System Tray should disappear, and CTFMON.EXE will unload from memory.

If you wish to bring back the language bar, simply follow the procedure above and UNCHECK the box to turn off advanced text services.

Microsoft has more information and a Frequently Asked Questions document about CTFMON.EXE, click on the link below to review it.

Frequently Asked Questions about CTFMON.EXE

Therefore, CTFMON.EXE is not a virus or a piece of malware, but its also not a program that you NEED running, expecially if you don't use Microsoft Office XP applications.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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