What is AllCursors?
If you are bored of your regular browser cursor, the solution provided by AllCursors might interest you. This program promises to help you customize your cursor for free if you install a browser extension. At the time of our research, this extension was only compatible with Mozilla Firefox, but our experts here at Anti-Spyware-101.com suggest that other browsers could be affected as well. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that this add-on will work on any of the browsers, which is the first reason you should remove AllCursors right away. Also, there are other more important reasons to get rid of this threat, and we discuss them in this report. Please continue reading, and, if any of your questions are left unanswered, post them in the comment box below, and we will assist you as soon as we can.
How does AllCursors work?
If you have not erased AllCursors right after learning that it does not work the way it is supposed to, you can expect to encounter online advertisements. Sooner or later, this suspicious browser extension will inject ads that might be based on your browsing history. It is not a secret that this suspicious program can spy on you, but most users are unaware of this because they know very little about it. If you analyzed the Terms of Service, EULA, and Privacy documents at allcursors.com before installing this program, we are certain that you would not install it at all. The program published by Buzzbox Media can is automatically set to inject various kinds of advertisements, and, only if you “turn off the extension,” the injection of potentially unreliable ads will be disabled. Needless to say, you should “turn off” this add-on right away.
Another reason to get rid of AllCursors is the fact that this program can collect and share information about you. The worst part is that this program is capable of collecting personally identifiable information as well! If this information got into the hands of the wrong people, you could suffer identity theft, and your name could be used to initiate malicious scams. If you do not want your name associated with schemers, and you value your virtual security, you should not allow unfamiliar and unreliable programs to spy on you and leak your personal information.
How to eliminate AllCursors
If you encounter unfamiliar or malicious programs, the first thing you need to do is to install a malware scanner. Unfortunately, most threats come packaged with other unreliable programs, and it is very likely that you will need to delete AllCursors-related malware as well. Once you can identify all unreliable programs, figure out the best way to eliminate them from your operating system. We suggest employing an automated malware detector/remover to clean your system for you. Although it is likely that you will need only to remove AllCursors from browsers (see instructions below) to get rid of this adware, other infections might have hooked themselves deep into your operating system. If you decide to proceed manually, make sure that all malicious components are destroyed before going back to using your operating system in the usual manner.
- Open the browser and tap Alt+F together.
- In the menu on the right go to More tools (or Tools) and click Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension, click the trash button, and choose Remove.
- Open the browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A together.
- In the Add-ons Manager menu open the Extensions list.
- Identify the unwanted extensions and click the Remove button on the right.
- Open the browser and tap Alt+T together.
- Select Manage Add-ons and open the Toolbars and Extensions menu.
- Select the undesirable extension and click Disable.
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