ctfmon generates explorer.exe

in task manager 4 or 5 ctfmon appear the explorer.exe starts and begins to take as many cpu cycles as possible. i have run avg and malwarebytes in safe mode with no effect. have checked registry for starup programs. next is a reformat without a serious fix. thanks
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is a Microsoft Support Article on cftmon.exe


It reference Office 2002 (Office XP) and generally does not extend into Windows 7 and newer versions of Office.

I have Windows 7 running at roughly 0% CPU and no ctfmon process running.

Do you have legacy software applications installed?

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aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
One cftmon process is normal. Multiple processes do indicate a serious problem.

Try cleaning your PC with other cleaning programs also (such as TDSKiller, Hitman Pro, Roguekiller, and Combofix).
mdsmith52Author Commented:
cftmon is a language support program found 2 entries in registry and removed them problem solved
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@mdsmith52 - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.  ... Thinkpads_User
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