i did my usual computer scan a few days ago and my avast picked up something called ctfmon.exe in the c:/windows/SysWOW64 im really scared that it might be a virus or something. it is currently running in the avast sandbox but i dont really know what to do, please help
Posted By : Dickens - 11/16/2012 5:47 PM
Nothing to worry about - it is a Microsoft file.
Google ctfmon and have a look at the support.microsoft.co./kb/282599 webpage. THee are also plenty of other sites too.
Posted By : Andreea-Luciana Ostache - 11/18/2012 5:38 PM
The ctfmon.exe file is safe if it's in c:/windows/SysWOW64 (a common folder for Windows 64-bit) or in c:/windows/System32 (a common folder for Windows 32-bit).
If you have ctfmon.lnk or any other type of extension for it, or if you have it in any other location than the above, it's an infection and you should delete it.