> hi VanguardLH & rob^_^,
> wasn't able to get back to this during the weekend.
> anyhow, after searching several WinXP SP3 PCs, I found ctfmon.exe curiously
> all Date Modified "4/14/2008 5:42AM". I suspect that WinXP SP3 installed
> what I think might've triggered it is "CTFMON.EXE-0E17969B.pf", which is
> found in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch; they are Date Modified exactly during the IE8
> installations of each PC.
> so, what is this "CTFMON.EXE-0E17969B.pf" and why is it included/activated
> with IE8?
IE8 is an IME (Input Method Editor) enabled application in which ctfmon
is involved. Maybe this file got touched during the install. In fact,
when you right-click in the address bar (after navigating to a site),
IME is a selection (for example, go to http://www.acronymfinder.com/
right-click in the address bar). Don't need it so I don't know how to
use it, especially since I have no IME's defined in Regional and
Language Options -> Languages -> Details. Just my US keyboard layout is
defined, so maybe you need more than one keyboard layout to get a
selection when using IME in IE8. But, again, it does nothing for me and
I don't care because I only read and write in US English, not Russian,
Japanese, Korean, or anything else.