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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive. BleepingComputer.com will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure. May 7, 2011 jim Worked for me!! neatly explained.

July 23, 2009 w0ws Wonderful tips! If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sndmon.exe.html

Depending on your system configuration, there are a number of different steps to disable it. What I did was deleted it. This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed Thank You April 12, 2009 Shyne Thanks, from Vancouver Island!!

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We control our virus definition updates centrally but it was causing the computer to update its definitions daily from somewhere other than our central control server, not good. So easy…:) May 7, 2009 Barrington It's excellent! May 30, 2008 Techgrunge Firstly i thought this file ctfmon.exe is a virus .When i found this site,now i'm know it is microsoft office file.Well thanks for the useful info. You can also just delete the application itself from the location - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.

Verify that ctfmon.exe is not running. Introduced in 1991, Symantec is the leading provider of Antivirus software in North America. August 4, 2008 Junoon gr8… ctfmon was always very annoying to me, never knew what is it for. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/SNDMon.exe-5014.html June 22, 2008 deepak really useful information…… July 8, 2008 Yamada @off topic that screenie of yours, may i know what name of that shell your using?

Many Virus and spyware programs add malicious files to your PC with names similar to existing system tasks. You see I'm french canadian, (province of Québec) and been bilingual since birth. Sometimes I had problems after deleting the file. Also, if one runs a small office network and SNDMon is disabled on one of the computers – then other computers disappear from the network for this computer, including shared devices

I've tried to list all the methods below. pop over to these guys Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. To do this, open the Symantec Support Web page in your Internet Explorer window.  On the Symantec Support Web page, expand I use Norton Antivirus 2005 and click on the Run Recommendation isuspm.exe is not a critical component.

Jen February 19, 2008 Dave Good tip. Not a VITAL process Nico Martimucci - tech (further information) this is part of symantec liveupdate needed for auto and manual updates Kylie Certainly is part of The SNDMon.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Bug or an explicit choice from Symantec?

RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek What Is ctfmon.exe and Why Is It Running? April 3, 2009 Jes Chuck, task manager does not have an icon in the system tray. Thank You for your site and the ctfmonexe disabling article. February 14, 2008 jen Thanks for the great how to fix it.

Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. January 2, 2011 paleolith Once again the Guru of Geeks has proven he is the wily wizard of software, hardware, and technology. VERY well written - which is more than can be said for some of this Microsoft gear, if today's hassles are anything to go by… Thanks!

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Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: SNDMON.exe The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Run Security Task Manager to check your SNDMon process 2. Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. It would transfer data briefly and then hang.

symantec netdriver monitor mark Part of Symantec Norton Internet Security suite Georg (further information) Part of Norton Antivirus - Detects when you are online so updates can January 27, 2010 NightRider Thanks a lot for this ! June 4, 2009 don w Another useless process gone, 2 bazillion to go … give me Linux any day … Anyway, great tip. HELP I need that I have so many email on there, this is my work computer.

I figured out the command lines in run for the regtry repair but turnig of the languages was the miss key. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). I may need it ‘some day' so I don't want to completely delete it but I have decided to block it from starting with the aid of my firewall.

April 8, 2009 Charles Thanks to your clear illustration…I no longer have a "ctfmon" problem. Much appreciated..thanks December 5, 2009 Dinesh Kotia Thanks. February 20, 2008 ricketyrock After using WinPatrol (current free version 14.0.2007.1) to clean my start-up act; ctfmonexe kept trying to return. That's been bugging me for a long time.

December 7, 2008 Jim Thank you, thank you, thank you! I do have Open Office 2.4 installed but Spybot was reporting it wanted to change the registry before OO 2.4 came, usually when I've done something unrelated to any MS software. June 19, 2008 Ragnorok - So why can't mickeysuck give such a concise method of turning this freak off? Windows XP Home Thank you for your assistance….

March 5, 2009 moonkin Hello i have 4 CTFMON.EXE proceses on startup list is this normal or it should only be 1 ctfmon starting? When I try taking it off the Startup -- I get the following message: An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. explorer.exe) Recommended by: Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map Copyright © Uniblue Systems Limited 2007. BleepingComputer.com will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I hate CTFMon and it's useless.