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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Affected OS:




Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

It can arise that CometCursor is secretly installed on users' PCs. CometCursor is known to transfigure machine preferences resulting in slack connexion speeds, different home pages and forfeiture of wide-area net or functionality of other softwares creating a necessity to remove CometCursor with a comely CometCursor removal tool. Once running CometCursor scans if its registry links are eliminated to restore them proving the necessity to remove CometCursor right now. Most CometCursor is installed without user knowledge. Some CometCursor sources cancker platform through defence holes in the WWW site or in other software (even CometCursor removal tools), so it's rushly required to remove CometCursor or leastways try to perfect CometCursor removal advance. Wholesaler of CometCursor exists the program as a effective utility, even one that facilitates to remove CometCursor or viruses.

CometCursor intrusion method

CometCursor copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is smss.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name CometCursor and value smss.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name smss.exe or CometCursor. Also, it can create folder with name CometCursor under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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How to remove CometCursor manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CometCursor, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CometCursor.

To get rid of CometCursor, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • cometcursor.exe
  • mcc_install.exe
  • mycometcursor.exe
  • index.html
  • o_alma.js
  • o_botnav.html
  • o_blank_info.html
  • help.html
  • o_logo.html
  • o_main.css
  • o_nav.html
  • o_saved_info.html
  • o_site_info.html
  • o_splash.html
  • o_sponsor.html
  • o_title.html
  • o_topnav.html
  • o_website_empty.html
  • light.gif
  • cnet.html
  • theme.gif
  • generic_logo.gif
  • generic_topbg.gif
  • white_systrayicon.gif
  • my comet cursor.lnk
  • mycome~1.exe
  • bluearrow1.cur
  • Anime_Cursors.exe
  • france.cur

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\comet\offline\
  • %windows%\cursors\comet\

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: CLSID\{e28fcb54-8c8e-11d3-80d1-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}
  • Key: Software\Comet Systems
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: .default\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\UserKeys\CometKey
  • Key: BHO.CSBHO
  • Key: BHO.CSBHO.1
  • Key: brbho.byterangebho
  • Key: brbho.byterangebho.1
  • Key: brbho.csbrbho
  • Key: brbho.csbrbho.1
  • Key: CLSID\{04FC63F8-EE34-4283-8941-4A11BF17C447}
  • Key: CLSID\{062efa85-8bbb-11d3-80d0-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{0922ec1a-9ec7-11d3-80b9-00500487bdba}
  • Key: CLSID\{0e42926e-96d8-11d3-80d5-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{0e429272-96d8-11d3-80d5-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{15940F5D-D8BD-49BC-851D-29DCFB166950}
  • Key: CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}
  • Key: CLSID\{212b99a1-9cf6-11d3-80b7-00500487bdba}
  • Key: CLSID\{37D026C3-84D7-4AC5-A026-C08B7907CACF}
  • Key: CLSID\{39e01e09-2b45-11d4-810d-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{39f0c1ba-e337-11d3-80f4-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{3d1a230b-df28-4cc9-a57e-458ea12ca0fb}
  • Key: CLSID\{4320AEEB-2F2A-4F97-B573-232C6576AA3A}
  • Key: CLSID\{4AA5D526-44D5-4AF6-AC53-5CE1534CC40B}
  • Key: CLSID\{50d7c4ac-3c82-11d4-8111-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{64726B8A-0CBE-4F80-90B7-1CA1BC69FCFB}
  • Key: CLSID\{6d0ac7f7-b628-4581-a8b2-14d97f24aa76}
  • Key: CLSID\{6F2D6A5E-E3E7-4F18-887C-C777650DEF57}
  • Key: CLSID\{7BE4E188-DD04-47E4-8C1B-4AA330B18D9F}
  • Key: CLSID\{7F0F5DA7-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: CLSID\{827A2ECE-D76F-4BCC-82ED-D6A287C11211}
  • Key: CLSID\{8AE68B04-D492-4474-A6E2-FD5FE884F4B1}
  • Key: CLSID\{941228B3-3AD1-4633-A9F5-59154CB362D4}
  • Key: CLSID\{A335D52F-D489-472D-9EAA-D72A40AAF7CA}
  • Key: CLSID\{A5EA242A-442E-4ecb-9CAC-97037CCD6EC6}
  • Key: CLSID\{B5AD7084-90AD-11D4-813D-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: CLSID\{cbe7d5e7-90a2-11d3-80d1-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{cd74b159-a1d3-11d3-80bc-00500487bdba}
  • Key: CLSID\{d187bee9-f533-11d3-80f9-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{DFA771A5-2138-48EE-A58E-F782C879AF8E}
  • Key: CLSID\{E3A6E4B2-16B4-4F56-A98A-5F4DE04CA2BE}
  • Key: CLSID\{e5c39db9-9dcc-11d3-80d6-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: CLSID\{EA5BB125-A227-40A7-BCAA-652D497C2F65}
  • Key: CLSID\{EB07A6D4-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: CLSID\{EB07A6D9-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: CLSID\{EDEE4CCB-0913-4CC9-8EA9-3DDD87AB8BDE}
  • Key: CLSID\{F147AE85-1855-4182-BE3A-174160995A40}
  • Key: CometAppUtil.CometUIEvents
  • Key: CometAppUtil.CometUIEvents.1
  • Key: CometCursor.cometcursor
  • Key: CometCursor.cometcursor.1
  • Key: CometCursor.cometcursor1
  • Key: CometIEToolbar.CometToolbar
  • Key: CometIEToolbar.CometToolbar.1
  • Key: ComUtil.FCParam
  • Key: ComUtil.FCParam.1
  • Key: ComUtil.FctCall
  • Key: ComUtil.FctCall.1
  • Key: ContextParser.ContextProxy
  • Key: ContextParser.ContextProxy.1
  • Key: ContextParser.ContextProxyMgr
  • Key: ContextParser.ContextProxyMgr.1
  • Key: ContextParser.CSRegExp
  • Key: ContextParser.CSRegExp.1
  • Key: ContextParser.URLContextParser
  • Key: ContextParser.URLContextParser.1
  • Key: CORE.BHO1
  • Key: CORE.BHO1.1
  • Key: CORE.BrowserAppProxy
  • Key: CORE.BrowserAppProxy.1
  • Key: CORE.CometCursor
  • Key: CORE.CometCursor.1
  • Key: CORE.CometFrame
  • Key: CORE.CometFrame.1
  • Key: CORE.COmetUIEvents
  • Key: CORE.COmetUIEvents.1
  • Key: CORE.CometUIProxy
  • Key: CORE.CometUIProxy.1
  • Key: CORE.CometWindow
  • Key: CORE.CometWindow.1
  • Key: CORE.CS15Cursor
  • Key: CORE.CS15Cursor.1
  • Key: CORE.FileINfo
  • Key: CORE.FileINfo.1
  • Key: CORE.HttpComm
  • Key: CORE.HttpComm.1
  • Key: CORE.IECTRL.1
  • Key: CORE.MyBrowser1
  • Key: CORE.MyBrowser1.1
  • Key: Core.SelfUpdater
  • Key: Core.SelfUpdater.1
  • Key: CORE.System
  • Key: CORE.System.1
  • Key: CORE.WIndowProxy
  • Key: CORE.WIndowProxy.1
  • Key: CSBand.HorizontalIEBand
  • Key: CSBand.HorizontalIEBand.1
  • Key: CSBand.VerticalIEBand
  • Key: CSBand.VerticalIEBand.1
  • Key: CSBRange.ByteRange
  • Key: CSBRange.ByteRange.1
  • Key: csbrange.byterangebho.1
  • Key: CSEng.CSEngine
  • Key: CSEng.CSEngine.1
  • Key: CSEng.CSHost
  • Key: CSEng.CSHost.1
  • Key: CSEng.EvHandler
  • Key: CSEng.EvHandler.1
  • Key: CSIP.CSCollection
  • Key: CSIP.CSCollection.1
  • Key: CSIP.CSIPDispatch
  • Key: CSIP.CSIPDispatch.1
  • Key: CSIP.CSIPPacket
  • Key: CSIP.CSIPPacket.1
  • Key: Interface\{012b0571-2cd6-11d4-810d-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{062efa84-8bbb-11d3-80d0-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{0922ec19-9ec7-11d3-80b9-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Interface\{0e42926f-96d8-11d3-80d5-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{0e429271-96d8-11d3-80b7-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{0e429271-96d8-11d3-80b7-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Interface\{0e429271-96d8-11d3-80d5-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{1348E05A-21C7-4134-B4A4-3C12234FCA3F}
  • Key: Interface\{212b99a0-9cf6-11d3-80b7-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Interface\{29089B98-AF05-4769-B627-86A745D4B672}
  • Key: Interface\{2da93e50-9d08-11d3-80d5-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{39f0c1b9-e337-11d3-80f4-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{43F1B4AD-92EF-4DB3-BDA9-12335B012DD0}
  • Key: Interface\{50d7c4ab-3c82-11d4-8111-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{7F0F5DA6-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{899BE974-D575-48BB-A9C7-1D24E8042BE4}
  • Key: Interface\{8BEE173B-C006-4F0E-ACD2-84A882BEBCFF}
  • Key: Interface\{910E67A6-BD53-46DF-8434-41498B7D22F7}
  • Key: Interface\{9464C98E-B5F1-4C6A-BD3F-9696E3BD081E}
  • Key: Interface\{9CA1E2F0-9873-11D4-813E-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{a0ca55a0-a112-11d3-80d6-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{B0DB6360-8D7F-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{B5AD7083-90AD-11D4-813D-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{C0CAD17E-00A3-4F40-9015-D569C3114BA3}
  • Key: Interface\{c7291310-3c8c-11d4-8111-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{C81B4B57-B06B-409D-AED0-028051683796}
  • Key: Interface\{cbe7d5e6-90a2-11d3-80d1-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{cbe7d5e8-90a2-11d3-80d1-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{cd74b15b-a1d3-11d3-80bc-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Interface\{CE2EAB19-E31D-43CA-A860-F95A2CA50040}
  • Key: Interface\{d14d6792-9b65-11d3-80b6-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Interface\{d187bee8-f533-11d3-80f9-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{e28fcb53-8c8e-11d3-80d1-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: Interface\{ea3b6c62-70a6-11d1-b69e-444553540000}
  • Key: Interface\{EB07A6D3-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{EB07A6D8-8E36-11D4-8138-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: Interface\{FFE56921-248B-4C75-9EEE-01706310E371}
  • Key: SkinUI.ActiveWindow
  • Key: SkinUI.ActiveWindow.1
  • Key: SkinUI.CometBar
  • Key: SkinUI.CometBar.1
  • Key: SkinUI.CSkinUI
  • Key: SkinUI.CSkinUI.1
  • Key: SkinUI.FrameSink
  • Key: SkinUI.FrameSink.1
  • Key: SkinUI.WebBrowserSink
  • Key: SkinUI.WebBrowserSink.1
  • Key: SkinUI.WindowsHelper
  • Key: SkinUI.WindowsHelper.1
  • Key: Software\Comet
    Value: EnableCursor
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{D14D6793-9b65-11d3-80b6-00500487bdba}
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\App Management
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CC2k
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Comet
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyComet
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Typelib\{062efa78-8bbb-11d3-80d0-00500487b1c5}
  • Key: TypeLib\{07FA131E-2EB2-446F-93D2-9F877320010B}
  • Key: Typelib\{3C0C31A2-70A2-11D1-B69E-444553540000}
  • Key: TypeLib\{3F4386E5-2FBE-44A8-81CF-4B792490605F}
  • Key: TypeLib\{74232635-A013-49F2-B869-1B1AB932D944}
  • Key: TypeLib\{7F0F5D9A-84CB-11D4-8137-00500487B1C5}
  • Key: TypeLib\{A409DC4D-17AF-4A1B-A57B-E7DAE3228F4F}
  • Key: TYPELIB\{b87dd6fe-5819-4973-abca-487342b534fe}
  • Key: TypeLib\{BF986691-7F7B-4F94-85E0-20E75350701F}
  • Key: TypeLib\{BFA2C963-FC24-4770-8C19-0D5A1CD58DF9}
  • Key: TypeLib\{C09FB84D-B9ED-43EB-AFED-F145C26CB839}
  • Key: Typelib\{d14d6786-9b65-11d3-80b6-00500487bdba}
  • Key: CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{1678F7E1-C422-11D0-AD7D-00400515CAAA}\TypeLib
  • Key: CometCursor.CometCursor\CLSID
  • Key: CometCursor.CometCursor\CurVer
  • Key: CometCursor.CometCursor.1\CLSID
  • Key: TypeLib\{3C0C31A2-70A2-11D1-B69E-444553540000}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{3C0C31A2-70A2-11D1-B69E-444553540000}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{3C0C31A2-70A2-11D1-B69E-444553540000}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\Toolbar
    Value: {FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Accepted Documents

    Value: 229
  • Key: Software\Comet
    Value: ControlState
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Comet
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyComet
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Comet
    Value: UndoArrow
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Comet\MCC
    Value: ShowClosePrompt
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Comet
    Value: Desktop
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Comet\MCC
    Value: AutoStart
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Comet\MCC
    Value: MaxTempFiles
  • Key: Software\Comet
    Value: ClientId

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

4. Manually fix browser problems

CometCursor can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to CometCursor before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

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Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

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Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov Protection Status

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with CometCursor and smss.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: cursors

how can i download cursors to my pc ?
i've tried alot but no one of the cursors opens..
every time i click on the cursor a message showed up to me,and it said >> (to open this file windows need to know what program created it windows can go on line to look it up automatically or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer)..
please help>>


Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: not able to remove comet cursor through control panel

I have done everything possible to remove comet cursor and everytime i do a scan comet cursor comes up again how do i permanently remove it.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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