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What is Msctf.dll?

Msctf.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. You can fix your Msctf.dll problem by downloading the correct Msctf.dll file. The following information can help you determine if Msctf.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Msctf.dll file information

The process known as MSCTF Server DLL or DLL del servidor MSCTF belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Msctf.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Msctf.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 294,400 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 297,472 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/msctf.dll.html 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. Msctf.dll is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Msctf.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as Msctf.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Msctf.dll 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

It blocks my ways to my internet seriously
Meine firewall blockt die kack die ganze zeit!, die dll will immer einen Hook installieren! Hook heißt nie was gutes! s. Hinweis
A Windows dll providing Microsoft's Text Services Framework
  Nick Dixon   (further information)
Bei einem Fehler mit der MSCTF.dll, kann man den Computer zu 99% neu aufsetzen! Denn selbst beim Start im Abgesicherten Modus bringt keine Lösung, man kann sich nicht am Computer anmelden!
  Palmentieri Antonio  
The module msctf.dll file extends the functionalities drawn by the Microsoft Text Services. Among its basic functions is the implementation of advanced text input and text processing. The functionality offered by the msctf.dll file allows for bidirectional communication between application and text services. As part of the Microsoft Windows Text Services framework, the msctf.dll file proves essential in running a simple and scalable framework for text input and natural language technologies. This module provides multilingual support and can deliver various text services.
  William   (further information)
Enables text input for programs

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Summary: Average user rating of Msctf.dll: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments.
5 users think Msctf.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think Msctf.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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