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Should I remove Stardock CursorFX Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,681
United States Rank #12,514
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.92 days
263.25 days >
Average installed length: 138.32 days


2.16 88.71%
2.15 11.29%

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Stardock CursorFX Free


Stardock CursorFX Free is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 2.16, with over 98% 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 primary executable is named cursorfx control panel.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 6.53 MB (6,842,690 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of Stardock CursorFX Free come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Russia.

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: 6.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock CursorFX Free

Program executable:cursorfx control panel.exe
CursorFX Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\cursorfx\cursorfx control panel.exe
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • CursorFX Theme Editor.exe - CursorFX (CursorFX Theme Editor)
  • CursorFX.exe
  • CursorFXCpl.dll - CursorFX Integrated Control Panel
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CursorFX Control Panel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83F5207C-1AF6-4848-8D37-681D1EA372B7}' (runs on registration).
  • CursorFX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77AC6315-A5CA-417A-B511-BB4B9752A5B4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CursorFX.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CursorFX.
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".

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 Stardock CursorFX Free?

You can uninstall Stardock CursorFX Free 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 Free, 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 Free.

Win 10 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 59.69%
Windows 7 37.96%
Windows XP 1.83%
Windows Vista 0.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 17.99%
Windows 10 Home 17.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.43%
Windows 7 Professional 8.99%
Windows 8.1 6.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.47%
  Germany 13.24%
  Russia 5.46%
  UA 2.31%
  Italy 2.31%
  Canada 1.68%
  United Kingdom 1.68%
  France 1.47%
  Spain 1.47%
  Mexico 1.26%
  BD 1.26%
  DZ 1.05%
  Austria 1.05%
  Brazil 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.22%
Dell 16.46%
Acer 11.93%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 10.29%
Samsung 4.53%
Toshiba 4.12%
Medion 2.06%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Alienware 0.82%
MSI 0.82%
Common models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT ... 4.71%
ASUS All Series 4.12%
LENOVO 20236 2.35%
Gigabyte P55-USB3 2.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.76%
Samsung R518 1.76%

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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