Remove Cursor Mania
Removal instructions

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Cursor Mania is also known as CursorMania | Type: Adware

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 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.


The way how you can install it is really simple – in most of the cases users download it manually from the 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.


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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Cursor Mania manual removal

Kill processes:
cursor mania.exe

Cursor Mania Removal Process

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.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Cursor Mania or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Cursor Mania from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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 Safari
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 Safari
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.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Cursor Mania or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Cursor Mania removal process.

Geolocation of Cursor Mania

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

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Information added: 09/11/14 05:32; information updated: 09/11/14 05:32

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