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EUniverse.MyFreeCursors

How to Remove EUniverse.MyFreeCursors from Your Computer

To completely purge EUniverse.MyFreeCursors from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the EUniverse.MyFreeCursors files and folders, see the following section How to Delete EUniverse.MyFreeCursors Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).

How to Delete EUniverse.MyFreeCursors Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the EUniverse.MyFreeCursors files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

Hijacker

Software that seizes control of a computer’s resources to proliferate itself or use them for other malicious purposes.

There are several types of hijackers. The most common are:

  • Browser hijackers – Alters the existing Internet browser settings so that a user is redirected to unwanted or malicious Web sites. These include programs that change the browser Home page or replace a popular search service’s home page with its own fake copy, whose search results point to particular malicious or irrelevant sites.
  • Autorun hijackers – Automatically run certain programs on start-up of a user’s computer.

Be Aware of the Following Hijacker Threats:

Adultlinks.Quickbar, DNSChanger, RedLabel.ScreenSaver, Unknown, WinLogonEXE.

How Did My PC Get Infected with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like EUniverse.MyFreeCursors. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like EUniverse.MyFreeCursors.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including EUniverse.MyFreeCursors, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting EUniverse.MyFreeCursors^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors:

PC is working very slowly

EUniverse.MyFreeCursors can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with EUniverse.MyFreeCursors.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

EUniverse.MyFreeCursors can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. EUniverse.MyFreeCursors may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

EUniverse.MyFreeCursors may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

EUniverse.MyFreeCursors may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.