Cursor Mania Toolbar - how to remove this adware?
Cursor Mania is a browser add-on which enhances user's Internet browsing experience by allowing to change their mouse cursor's style. This browser extension is developed by Mindspark and is similar to Zwinky toolbar and MyWebFace Toolbar. Notice that computer user's who wants to access the features of Mindspark's websites will have to install a corresponding toolbar and while their browser plug-ins are not related to virus or malware infections they change Internet browsers settings and causes redirects to home.mywebserach.com Cursor Mania toolbar is advertised online by various banner ads, also it may come bundled with some free software downloaded from the Internet. If you feel that you haven't installed this browser add-on by yourself, probably it was bundled with some freeware that you have downloaded from the Internet.
When this extension is installed on your computer it will change your browser's (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox) settings so that your home page, default search engine and every new opened tab will redirect to home.mywebsearch.com website. This redirect is applied to monetize - every user who clicks on the sponsored search results in mywebsearch website will generate revenue for the creators of Cursor Mania. To avoid installation of unwanted toolbars and to keep your browser settings unchanged computer users should closely inspect every installation window of free software or free browser extensions and opt-out any changes to be made to Internet browsers.
Notice that freeware developers are commonly bundling their free programs with browser extensions which causes redirect issues. While Cursor Mania is not a virus or malware it can be named as an unwanted application or even adware. If you have installed this browser plug-in yourself and you are using it (changing your cursor's style) also you are aware of redirects to mywebsearch.com you don't need to follow the provided removal guide, however if you feel that Cursor Mania was installed on your computer without your consent you can use the provided removal guide and eliminate this browser extension from your PC.
Cursor Mania removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for My Web Search related entries: "My Web Search (Cursor Mania)" select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for My Web Search related entries: "My Web Search (Cursor Mania)" select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling Cursor Mania scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Cursor Mania removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Cursor Mania from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Mindspark Interactive Network related entries (MyWebSearch Settings, My Web Search, MyWebSearch Search Assistant, mwsBar BHO) and disable them. To change your homepage from home.mywebsearch.com to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove home.mywebsearch.com and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Cursor Mania from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable add-ons and remove "My Web Search". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove home.mywebsearch.com and enter your preferred domain.
If you continue having problems with redirects to this website you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.