What is CursorXP.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CursorXP.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CursorXP.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CursorXP
CursorXP.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CursorXP belongs to software Stardock CursorXP by unknown.

Description: CursorXP.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CursorXP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\—generally C:\Program Files\CursorXP\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 128,000 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 140,288 bytes or 138,240 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with CursorXP.exe, you can uninstall the software CursorXP using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CursorXP.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CursorXP.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Customization program from Stardock's Object Desktop
  Gryphon   (further information)
Part of Stardock Windowblinds,if you like graphics,leave it.
Completely harmless
Cursor XP from Stardock
Needed for Stardock Cursor XP
CursorXP, a program that enables special 3D cursors. Completely harmless.
  Jawsh   (further information)
when Zone Alarm asks about cursorxp.exe, my cursor locks up an I need to do a cold boot
  larry shively  
Harmless. Owned by Stardock. CursorXP is a cursor customization Program. I have had no troubles with it.
Needed for Cursor XP from Stardock. Nothing harmfull happen to my comp ever since i had it.
it screws up sims 2

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Summary: Average user rating of CursorXP.exe: based on 14 votes with 10 user comments. 10 users think CursorXP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade CursorXP.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CursorXP issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CursorXP. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CursorXP.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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