ctfmon.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if ctfmon.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against threats.
Normally, this program is stored in C:\Windows\System32\ctfmon.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 4a3cdcef8ed41b221f3dbef5792fb52d.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
ctfmon.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full set of features of modern PC chips. This is quite normal because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the file is CTF Loader.
File version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This task does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad thing.
ctfmon.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in ctfmon.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.