Title: Cursor Mania
Type: Adware
Also known as: CursorMania

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Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Cursor Mania severity is 36  (36 / 100)
 

CursorMania or Cursor Mania is the toolbar, program that belongs to the line of the products that all 'grant' their users with MyWebSearch toolbar. Though it seems to be legitimate and dedicated for those who have been looking for new mouse cursor images, it has also been widely discussed on the Internet as virus – many users have wondered if CursorMania.com is safe and free of spyware, adware, malware or other cyber threats. Well, we have found some facts about this app that could let us attribute it to browser hijackers' category but, overall, we should say that this plugin is safe. 
Average internet users do not like some activity of Cursor Mania and think that it is a virus or malware. We checked Cursormania and our conclusion is, that it is a safe plugin.

HOW DID I GET CURSOR MANIA?

The way how you can install it is really simple – in most of the cases users download it manually from the cursormania.com of other affiliated websites. However, sometimes it is installed together with other programs without any visible permission asked. Note that during its install process users are usually asked if they want to make MyWebSearch as their homepage. We don't recommend agreeing with that because this special search engine is said to slow down the computer and redirect users to various commercial websites.

HOW TO REMOVE CURSOR MANIA?

Automatic Cursor Mania Removal Guide

You can remove Cursor Mania automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Cursor Mania. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Cursor Mania snapshot:
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Cursor Mania manual removal:

Kill processes:
cursor mania.exe

Manual Cursor Mania Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Cursor Mania and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Cursor Mania or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove Cursor Mania from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Cursor Mania and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Cursor Mania removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Cursor Mania and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Cursor Mania removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Cursor Mania and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Cursor Mania removal.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Cursor Mania:

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Cursor Mania:

This map reveals the prevalence of Cursor Mania. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Philippines, Romania and Bulgaria.

QR code for Cursor Mania removal instructions:

Cursor Mania qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Cursor Mania are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Cursor Mania right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-09-11 05:32:00
Information updated: 2014-09-11 05:32:00

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