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Remove Cinema-Plus

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Cinema-Plus virus, Cinema-Plus-1.2 | Type: Adware

What is Cinema Plus?

Cinema-Plus (also known as Cinema-Plus-1.2) is potentially unwanted program, which is promoted as a useful tool. Allegedly, it should enhance your video viewing options and improve your browsing on the web. This program should help you get a better quality while watching YouTube videos and then adjust screen lights or other important settings according to your needs. Unfortunately, but we can not guarantee that this program will deliver what it promises. While Cinema-Plus is a free application, it needs to have a method helping it to generate the money. Therefore, we have discovered that this program is supported by advertising. It means that if you add this questionable extension to your web browser(doesn’t matter if it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.), you may see intrusive advertisements everywhere you go. No matter what browser you use or what website you visit, Cinema-Plus ads may follow you everywhere. If you have been seeing ads that are labeled as ‘Powered by Cinema-Plus’, ‘Brought by Cinema-Plus 1.2’, ‘by Cinema-Plus’, etc., the first thing that you should do is to ignore them because they may be filled with suspicious links that may lead you to questionable websites. In addition, you should consider checking your computer with a reputable anti-spyware and removing related browser add-on(s). For that we highly recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or other reputable anti-spyware, which will help you to find out whether this unwanted program is hiding in your computer or not. Of course, it will also reveal whether your computer is infected with other threats or not.


How can Cinema-Plus hijack my computer?

It looks like this dubious program is transmitted with the help of numerous freewares and shareware, so you should be extremely careful when downloading them to your computer. It is hard to tell which specific freeware or shareware can be used for transmitting Cinema-Plus virus to your PC system; therefore, you should be extra careful when downloading any program. Although this program is relatively harmless, Pc security experts think otherwise and do NOT recommend using it. That is because Cinema-Plus may appear on your computer out of nowhere and then may initiate many unwanted activities behind your back. In worst case scenario, after clicking on any of its ads, you may end up on a corrupted website. If you do not want that to happen, you should always make sure that your computer is protected. What is more, you should avoid downloading unfamiliar freewares without checking if these programs are safe enough. Read end user license agreement (EULA) part and follow the entire installation process step by step after selecting Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. It might only take a few minutes; however, it will increase your chances to prevent similar intruders.

How to remove Cinema Plus virus from my computer?

Usually, this potentially unwanted program hides in your Add/Remove Programs folder and in your browser’s directory where all add-ons, plug-ins, and extensions are stored. Don’t let Cinema-Plus redirect you to a dangerous website. Follow these guidelines and prevent that from happening.

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To remove Cinema-Plus, follow these steps:

Erase Cinema-Plus from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Cinema-Plus and related programs
    Here, look for Cinema-Plus or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Cinema-Plus from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Cinema-Plus or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Cinema-Plus from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Cinema-Plus and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Cinema-Plus removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Cinema-Plus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Cinema-Plus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Cinema-Plus from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Cinema-Plus and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Cinema-Plus removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Cinema-Plus from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Cinema-Plus and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Cinema-Plus removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Cinema-Plus from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Cinema-Plus or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Cinema-Plus removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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  1. Amber says:
    July 17th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I did all of the above steps to get rid of Cinema-Plus, well I tried to at least, but its still annoying me! I had no trouble resetting my internet explorer settings, but when I tried to uninstall Cinema-Plus, it doesnt do anything. Im at the point where Im considering wiping my entire computer just to get rid of this crap! Help!

  2. WrathriumXFears says:
    May 25th, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    @Amber: Im having the same problem too, but for my desktop, this adware program called “CinemaPlus-3.2cV21.05” was on there and I tried removing it but it wont uninstall, I mean that pop-up said “Uninstall and get reimage, or just uninstall”, I clicked “Just uninstall” and it didnt uninstall and I hate that. And its annoying when it does that every time I go on YouTube using Google Chrome.

  3. Mike says:
    June 25th, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Go ahead and click on the uninstall and re-image. Two windows will open,. one for the uninstall and one for the re-image. GO ahead and do the uninstall steps. Then, open up your task manager and kill the process for the re-image. Worked for me.

  4. bounty says:
    July 18th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Try cleaning all the cookies and reset every single browser that you have. It looks like this adware drops couple of hidden files in order to boot every time when you start your computer. You can also try reseting your host file back to default. Inform back with your progress, perhaps it will help you. If not, we will try to find another solution.

  5. WrathriumXFears says:
    May 25th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Can someone help me? I am having this kind of problem too, where this program “CinemaPlus-3.2cV21.05” didnt want to uninstall when I just clicked “Just uninstall” and its gonna keep on annoy me every time I go on YouTube using Google Chrome.

  6. Alex says:
    May 27th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I found a way to delete this crap:

    1. It probably wont allow you to delete it from Control Panel at first, so I you would have to go to the place where all the files are and delete them manually (while keep trying from Control panel-uninstall the program). Go to Program files (x86) and find Cinema Plus folder. Open it and delete all files which it would allow you too. Keep trying to get rid of it from Control Panel/Uninstall Program too. I deleted all, but one files manually from Program files/Cinema Plus folder and Control panel allowed me to uninstall it via Uninstall Program.
    2. Even if 1 file remains in the folder – you have to get rid of it too since is the main trouble maker. If you gonna try to delete it manually it would say that you cant since it is open in the window with exactly the same name as the file name which means that the program is running already and you have to stop the process to delete the file.
    3. CTRL+ALT+DEL and open task manager
    4. Go to processes
    5. Select “show processes from all users” at the bottom of the window
    6. Find the process name with the same name as the remaining file you are trying to delete from Cinema Plus folder and click “end process”
    7. Now go back and delete the file. It should now allow you to do that since all processes are closed, if not – check once again Task Manager for suspicious processes and applications and close them.
    8. Reset your browsers as described above or just reinstall them to make things simple.

  7. Jennifer says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Alex you are awesome! I thought I was going to rip my hair out trying to fix this! Your instructions worked. Thank you so much!

  8. Sang says:
    June 22nd, 2015 at 11:28 am

    This is very helpful! Thank you so much.

  9. Rudi says:
    July 26th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks, Man u helped me very much

  10. Dabin KIm says:
    July 28th, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you sooo much Alex. You are my hero!

  11. JPC says:
    August 9th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    TY! :0) I was sooooo close to throwing PC out of the window!

  12. sumit chauhan says:
    June 16th, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Alex you answrd 100% perfect. thank u..

  13. Rudi says:
    July 26th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    If you are in task manager and couldn`t find processes of cinema plus in 1st u maybe have to turn on ,,show processes of all users´´ because there are some of the system and maybe Cinema Plus is there!

  14. n says:
    July 31st, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    its not letting me uninstall

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