What does the CursorXP.exe file do?
The CursorXP.exe process is also known as CursorXP and is a part of Stardock CursorXP. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of CursorXP.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CursorXP has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CursorXP has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CursorXP.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CursorXP.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CursorXP.exe CursorXP
CursorXP.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CursorXP.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mainly C:\Program Files\CursorXP\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 128,000 bytes (61% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 140,288 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. CursorXP.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This CursorXP.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CursorXP.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CursorXP?
|Customization program from Stardock's Object Desktop (further information...) |
|Part of Stardock Windowblinds,if you like graphics,leave it. |
|Completely harmless |
|Cursor XP from Stardock |
|Needed for Stardock Cursor XP |
Summary: 8 users judge CursorXP.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Stardock CursorXP
To remove CursorXP from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Stardock CursorXP in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if CursorXP.exe (CursorXP) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of CursorXP. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CursorXP or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CursorXP.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.