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Remove All Cursors adware

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as Ads by AllCursors, AllCursors virus | Type: Adware

What is All Cursors?

All Cursors by Buzzbox Media is a suspicious application that not only spreads in an unfair manner but may also pose a risk to your cyber security and PC’s stability. Although it is promoted via the official website, usually it infiltrates computers without an explicit permission asked via other freewares that carry it as a default ‘optional download’. Such distribution technique is well-known and regarded as unfair but, nevertheless, it’s legitimate so can be freely applied. Thus, if you want to protect your computer from AllCursors adware, we strongly recommend you to start paying more attention to the freeware’s installation process.

Although All Cursors is promoted as a legitimate application, it’s very important to draw your attention to the fact that it’s ad-supported. It means that one of its tasks is to display sponsored advertisements and promote affiliate parties. The add-on generates pay-per-click revenue when users click on the “Ads by All Cursors”, “AllCursors Ads”, “Powered by All Cursors”, “Developed by All Cursors”, and so on. However, you should be very careful when various advertising campaigns are initiated by third-party applications that have infiltrated your computer in a suspicious manner. That’s because there is no chance of knowing whether displayed advertisements are reliable and what kind of content they promote. There is always a chance to experience All Cursors redirects to suspicious third-party domains and end up with another adware, virus or malware on the system. So you should better stay away from all pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, and other forms of ads generated by this app regardless how appealing deals, discounts, coupons, etc. they may contain.

Another important aspect due to which this program is recommended removing is related to the data collection. Our security experts warn that All Cursors adware collects personally and non-personally identifiable information, such as IP address, PC’s location, email address, search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks, and so on. BUT: keep in mind that adwares can be easily exploited by cyber criminals, so it means that cookies that they use can be misused for collecting sensitive data. Although All Cursors virus can not necessarily cause virus infiltration or loss of sensitive data, you should keep this possibility in mind and consider whether a simple cursor is worth such a risk. In order to keep your computer stable and minimize all the risk we highly recommend you to launch Reimage Reimage Cleaner or another reputable anti-spwayre and remove all computer threats that are lurking on the system.

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How can All Cursors hijack my computer?

AllCursors has the official website but, nevertheless, usually spreads by ‘bundling’. In other words, it is usually promoted as an ‘optional download’ of other freewares and sharewares. So it’s up to you whether AllCursors adware will enter your computer or not. If you do not want to see its ads, redirects, etc. make sure that you check Advanced/Custom settings when installing freewares and opt out of ‘additional components’ that they carry. In case you have already installed it, follow this guide:

How to remove All Cursors virus?

AllCursors can be removed either manually or automatically. No matter which method you will select, keep in mind that full system check is recommended to remove all computer threats once and for all:

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To remove All Cursors adware, follow these steps:

Eliminate All Cursors from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall All Cursors and related programs
    Here, look for All Cursors or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove All Cursors from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for All Cursors or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of All Cursors from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for All Cursors and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete All Cursors removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall All Cursors adware from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, All Cursors should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase All Cursors from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select All Cursors and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete All Cursors removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete All Cursors from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select All Cursors and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete All Cursors removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate All Cursors from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for All Cursors or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 All Cursors removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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