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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,577
United States Rank #5,404
Reach 0.1150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.35 days
334.68 days >
Average installed length: 175.85 days


2.13 30.58%
2.11 22.86%

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What is CursorFX?  (from Stardock)

Stardock CursorFX is a program that lets you use and create incredibly cool looking Windows mouse cursors. CursorFX is a utility which allows you to have much more flexibility in the cursors you use to interact with Windows. Adding a shadow under Windows XP and Vista was hardly a great advance and therefore CursorFX e...  Read more


CursorFX is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 2.13, with over 64% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is CursorFX.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.08 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 18.89 MB (19,804,093 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% of users of CursorFX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/cursorfx
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{A850D4D9-871B-4234-908D-21C457767270}\CursorFX_public.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 18.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CursorFX

Program executable:CursorFX.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\CursorFX.exe
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • CursorFX Control Panel.exe - CursorFX (CursorFX Control Panel)
  • CursorFX Theme Editor.exe - CursorFX Theme Editor
  • CursorFX.exe
  • CursorFXCpl.dll - CursorFX Integrated Control Panel
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • wise_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • CurXP0.dll - CursorFX support DLL
  • AniUtil.exe (by Alberto Riccio) - AniUtil
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • lua5.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CursorFX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87A082E5-ACD6-4D31-95C5-71C48E7EE76F}' (runs on registration).
  • CursorFX Control Panel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BA0B82AB-73ED-4962-9320-D614E0C7897A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CursorFX.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CursorFX_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3542931853-1989069595-3684766600-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CursorFX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CursorFX' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\CursorFX.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CursorFX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CursorFX' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\CursorFX.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CursorFX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\CursorFX.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026774799%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00149702%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00118046%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.9 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CursorFX?

You can uninstall CursorFX from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CursorFX, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CursorFX.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.74%
Windows 10 13.13%
Windows XP 5.99%
Windows Vista 4.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.94%
Windows 8.1 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.00%
  Germany 9.30%
  France 3.74%
  Brazil 3.40%
  Canada 2.43%
  India 2.16%
  MA 2.04%
  Russia 2.04%
  Indonesia 1.93%
  DZ 1.89%
  United Kingdom 1.81%
  Italy 1.77%
  IQ 1.47%
  Spain 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 22.28%
Dell 17.96%
ASUS 8.27%
Toshiba 5.07%
Intel 3.73%
Lenovo 3.13%
Samsung 2.68%
American Megatrends 1.34%
Sahara 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.82%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.42%
ASUS All Series 2.22%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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