How to get rid of the ctfnom VirusSometimes the ctfnom file may cloak a virus, such as TrendMicro found WORM_AUTORUN.HP or, as the case may be, TROJ_SMALLTR.AFC, as well as Symantec found W32.Harakit or, as the case may be, Trojan Horse. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ctfnom.exe
The file does not include any description of the product itself or any copyright information. The process appears in Windows Task Manager as ctfnom.exe. An obsolete or defective version of ctfnom.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ctfnom.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ctfnom.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ctfnom.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ctfnom.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ctfnom.exe ctfnom.exe
ctfnom.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ctfnom.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 327,042 bytes (28% of all these files), 337,103 bytes, 327,052 bytes, 336,529 bytes or, as the case may be, 458,752 bytes.
This file does not supply any version information or other description. Ctfnom.exe can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This ctfnom.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices, Winlogon\Shell). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This ctfnom.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Ctfnom.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, track other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 97% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find ctfnom.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about ctfnom?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted ctfnom.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove ctfnom.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ctfnom.exe (ctfnom.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ctfnom.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ctfnom.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ctfnom.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.