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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ctfmon.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if ctfmon.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


The default name and path where the application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 1bd41eda5b869afc99895c39a8de36e1.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full power of current computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers 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

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This program does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad sign.

Digitally signed


ctfmon.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to ctfmon.exe verifies as ok. 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 program starts at Windows startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


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