Ctfmon.exe activates the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and the Microsoft Office Language Bar. Ctfmon.exe monitors the active windows and provides text input service support for speech recognition, handwriting recognition, keyboard, translation, and other alternative user input technologies. Removing the Ctfmon.exe might cause problematic behavior in your Office XP programs, so removing it is not recommended.
But MS give a way to disable it here:
if you want to.
to find out how to disable RealPlayer update -
Realplayer RealNetworks, Inc. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
There's no need for you to be running that, unless you're networking two or more PCs on one connection:
t would ask me to run the internet sharing service