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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.

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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

To remove Cinema-Plus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Cinema-Plus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove Cinema-Plus from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Cinema-Plus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Cinema-Plus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Cinema-Plus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Cinema-Plus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Cinema-Plus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

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

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Cinema-Plus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Cinema-Plus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Cinema-Plus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Cinema-Plus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate Cinema-Plus from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Cinema-Plus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Cinema-Plus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Cinema-Plus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Cinema-Plus from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Cinema-Plus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Cinema-Plus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Cinema-Plus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase Cinema-Plus from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Cinema-Plus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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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 from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

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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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