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Thread: Is "cfmon" a virus of some sort....or what?

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    I googled for info on "cfmon" but nothing clear was displayed as to what it really is.. I also run hijackthis and it was unclear of this service.. if it is normal then I will leave it of course . Any feedback willl be appreciated ....this is what hijackthis produced

    O23 - Service: Sound Sservice Driver (Sound Service) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\cfmon.exe

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
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    ctfmon.exe is for Microsoft Office

    cfmon.exe seems to be for your soundcard

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    thanks for the qick reply IKE - it was strang as i never noticed it before thanks again

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    no IKE it cant be right
    it just also turned up on my pc recently
    it must be bogus or something
    cftmon.exe is for languages
    cfmon.exe is not on the list of standard processes
    spyscanners and intivirus dont pull up anything
    but hijack this log does.....
    it keeps trying to axess the web....

    i will find out what its for but later
    me no like
    Last edited by 99%; 06-05-2005 at 04:37 PM.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    ctfmon.exe is a part of the Microsoft Office suite. It activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office XP Language Bar. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

    You sure you typed it right? never heard of cfmon.exe could be a virus.

    edit: it does look like some sort of virus or spyware:
    Last edited by tesco; 06-05-2005 at 04:38 PM.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    it is typed cfmon.exe

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Fits the profile, after all we've all seen the virus that are named after important Windows files like Explorer1.exe insted of Explorer.exe. It makes people scared of deleting the file and thus the virus is kept on the pc.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    nostalgia's Avatar Frequent visitor
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    upload the file on this site:
    for an on-line malware scan.
    -- They tell me tomorrow will never arrive, but I've seen it end a million times. --

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Quote Originally Posted by nostalgia
    upload the file on this site:
    for an on-line malware scan.
    Brilliant site - thanks
    and here we have the winners (and the loosers who dont know what it is )

  11. Software & Hardware   -   #10
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    I have that file twice on my pc


    mine says its a microsoft file

    and with '' no virus is found
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 06-05-2005 at 07:13 PM.

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