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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ctfmon.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if ctfmon.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against potential security problems.

Executable file path


The default name and folder where the application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is daae1cb1b1875b760496e7d3336da1ad.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


ctfmon.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It does not exploit the entire power of modern PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 CTF Loader

The description present in the program is CTF Loader.

File version

 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)

File version extracted from the file 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company name Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This application does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.

Digitally signed


ctfmon.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in ctfmon.exe is valid. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA

Starts with windows


This executable is set up to start when the PC starts. Yes

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.