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Should I remove Stardock CursorFX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,042
United States Rank #18,312
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.50 days
280.17 days >
Average installed length: 147.21 days


2.16 88.98%
2.15 9.32%
2.11 1.69%

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Stardock CursorFX


Stardock CursorFX is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 2.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is cursorfx.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 7.96 MB (8,349,461 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Stardock CursorFX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/cursorfx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 7.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock 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
  • CursorFXCpl.dll - CursorFX Integrated Control Panel
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • wise_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • 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)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CursorFX Control Panel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BA0B82AB-73ED-4962-9320-D614E0C7897A}' (runs on registration).
  • CursorFX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D74A1057-38A2-4D9A-80BB-75B0C7FEBDF8}' (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.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Stardock\CursorFX\CursorFX.exe".

How do I remove Stardock CursorFX?

You can uninstall Stardock 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 Stardock 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 Stardock CursorFX.

Win 10 72%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.27%
Windows 7 26.89%
Windows XP 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 25.42%
Windows 10 Home 17.80%
Windows 8.1 11.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.17%
Windows 7 Professional 8.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.39%
  Germany 3.66%
  Australia 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Canada 1.83%
  South Africa 1.22%
  Sweden 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Saudi Arabia 1.22%
  Chile 0.61%
  Uruguay 0.61%
  UA 0.61%
  Belgium 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.62%
Dell 28.17%
Lenovo 9.86%
Toshiba 8.45%
Acer 8.45%
Medion 2.82%
Sony 2.82%
MSI 1.41%
Samsung 1.41%
Common models
HP G72 Notebook PC 5.15%
ASUS All Series 4.12%
Dell Inspiron 7737 4.12%
HP-Pavilion AZ221AV-ABA H... 2.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%

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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