What is CursorFx.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 CursorFx.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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CursorFx.exe file information

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

The process known as CursorFX belongs to software CursorFX or CursorFX Plus by Stardock (

Description: CursorFx.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CursorFx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 432,784 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 416,768 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). CursorFx.exe is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. CursorFx.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of CursorFx.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > CursorFX or CursorFX Plus) or turn to the software developer [1][2], Stardock, for advice.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CursorFx.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CursorFx.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

CursorFX ist ein Programm welches das Aussehen des Cursors (Mauszeiger) ändert.Es kommt von Stardock und kann mit gedownloadet werden. Es gibt auch Programme, die das Aussehen des gesamten Computers verändern (TuneUpUtility) und es gibt Icons, die das Aussehen der Ordner verändern.
  Ute Gruber  

Summary: Average user rating of CursorFx.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving CursorFx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CursorFx. 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 CursorFx.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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