What is ctpmon.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ctpmon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ctpmon.exe file information

The process known as CTF Loader belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Ctpmon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ctpmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 30,720 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 34,304 bytes, 31,232 bytes, 208,352 bytes or 33,792 bytes. 
The ctpmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Ctpmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ctpmon.exe. Therefore, you should check the ctpmon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This .exe file creates a Windows Security Alert popup and downloads a System Registry Cleaner (registrycleanersetup.exe) from

Summary: Average user rating of ctpmon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ctpmon.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ctpmon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ctpmon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ctpmon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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