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Remove My Cinema Pro (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

My Cinema Pro is an adware app that that might interrupt web browsing sessions with fake update prompts

My Cinema Pro
My Cinema Pro is a website that distributes adware extension Magic Actions for YouTube

My Cinema Pro is a service that refers to a web browser extension Magic Actions for YouTube, which claims that it can drastically improve your time on spend on the video streaming site. The app can be downloaded from the official web stores like Google Play or might be delivered with the help of software bundles from third-party websites. As of currently, My Cinema Pro has over 1.7 million downloads on Chrome web store. Unfortunately, the download numbers do not represent the quality of the delivered service, as many complained about the app's deceptive features that have been added just recently.

The suspicious activity that My Cinema Pro service includes the appearance of unexpected pop-up ads, which sometimes promote fake updates – including ones for Google Chrome. Those who get tricked by the malvertising campaign might install more potentially unwanted programs or even malware on their machines. Multiple users on Reddit complained that My Cinema Pro has become increasingly intrusive over time, asking users to “check features” or preventing them from updating settings unless they allow ads to be shown.[1] All in all, My Cinema Pro removal is advised, as it seems like developers decided to start using malicious techniques in order to make users click on ads.

Name My Cinema Pro
Related extension Mycinema.pro is the official webpage for Magic Actions for YouTube
Type Adware
Compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera
Installation The extension can be downloaded from the official website, from the official Google web store, or come as an optional component in a software bundle
Symptoms Once the extension is installed, it does not show any symptoms. However, after awhile, users start getting fake browser update prompts that lead to download pages of potentially unsafe apps
Elimination  Get rid of the app by uninstalling the extension from your browser. If you clicked on fake update links, you should also check for potentially unwanted programs on your computer – check the instructions below or scan it with anti-malware software
Recovery & optimization If you found PUPs on your computer, be aware that they might corrupt certain files on the system, which consequently might result in system crashes, errors, and similar. To avoid that, use PC repair tool Reimage Reimage Cleaner

According to its developers, My Cinema Pro extension is capable of performing various tweaking on YouTube, customizing the experience of each individual. Here are the features that users can expect after downloading the extension:

  • Mouse Wheel Volume Control
  • Cinema Mode
  • Dynamic Lighting Effects
  • 40 Different Color Presets
  • Auto HD 4k & Stop Autoplay
  • SnapShoter
  • A Well-Designed Night Theme
  • A Set of Unique Video Filters

In fact, many users were happy with the functionality of the My Cinema Pro extension and the features that it brings to YouTube. However, many were appalled by the developer who started using intrusive techniques, such as opening new tabs automatically, prompting users to update their browsers by wrongly claiming they are out of date and similar behavior. One of the users on Chrome store wrote:[2]

This extension has begun spamming me constantly by opening a new tab just to tell me to update my browser. <…> This is especially obnoxious when it happens 5 times a week on my 12 year old laptop that I use exclusively for YouTube and that can't handle having a ton of tabs open. <…> This is spam. This is hijacking our browsers. We didn't ask for it. We don't want it. Get rid of it or keep getting authentic negative USER reviews.

At any time during their web browsing, users might encounter a prompt that states the following:

You are using an old and insecure version of Chrome. This could compromise your YouTube account and put your private data at risk!
SCAN AND UPDATE
It's Time to Renew…

Regardless of which button users press, My Cinema Pro virus will bring them to the download page of other potentially unwanted programs that might be unsafe. This is a typical tactic that is used by scammers to make users download fake/dubious/malicious applications for profits.

My Cinema Pro
My Cinema Pro is a browser extension that displays intrusive ads and fake update prompts which promote potentially unwanted or even malicious programs

While initially, the My Cinema Pro app might have started as a decent addition to many users' browsers, it definitely managed to ruin its reputation by seeking more income – all by spoiling user experience with fake Chrome updates, pop-ups, new tabs and other behavior that is considered unwanted and even malicious by users.

If you want to get rid of annoying [fake] update prompts and other intrusive behavior, you should remove My Cinema Pro add-on from your browser, and then check for potentially unwanted programs. You can do it by checking our manual guide below or scanning your machine with anti-malware software. Additionally, we also recommend scanning your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner for best results.

Ways to avoid unwanted programs on your computer

There are hundreds of thousands of browser extensions developed for all browsers. The main purpose of add-ons is to customize users' experience, add useful functions, and improve the time users have online. Without a doubt, many extensions were extremely successful and managed to earn a lot of money to its developers – maybe because of that, many shady add-ons appeared, aiming to earn a quick buck.

Unfortunately, some low-quality extensions are not there to serve as great additions to web browsing time, but rather there to gather information, show intrusive ads and perform many other unwanted activities that are not welcome. In such cases, these add-ons are considered potentially unwanted – and should be eliminated as soon as possible, as they might put users' online security at risk by directing them to malicious websites or prompting downloads of fake updates.

Installing apps from official sources is a good start, however, it is not an indicator that the extension will be trustworthy. There are hundreds of apps that are being removed from Chrome store regularly,[3] as, due to the number of incoming apps, some malicious ones might slip in as well. Additionally, checking user reviews is not always a good indicator as well, as many developers might engage in writing fake reviews or paying for those.

My Cinema Pro
Initially, My Cinema Pro add-on's functionality was rated positively by users. However, app developer became greedy and started engaging in shady practices, such as showing users fake update prompts to make them download affiliated programs

Thus, the best way to determine whether the app is trustworthy is by checking for its suspicious activity online. For example, Reddit reviews can be a good indicator, as well as articles around the net. Finally, you should also pay close attention to software installs – choose Advanced/Custom settings, never rush through steps, and get rid of markings in pre-ticked boxes.

Get rid of Magic Actions for YouTube from Mycinema.pro

Main problems with My Cinema Pro removal might arise when other browser extensions or potentially unwanted programs are installed on the system. Generally, you should be able to click on the add-on and get rid of it via the browser. However, in some cases, a full browser reset might be required – if that is the case, please check the instructions below. Additionally, if your anti-malware scan returns some results, you should reset browsers anyways just to ensure that no settings altered by PUPs remain.

If you are still in doubt whether you should remove My Cinema Pro virus from your computer, you should be aware that the unwanted pop-up ads and fake updates will keep bugging you until you terminate the application for good.

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To remove My Cinema Pro, follow these steps:

Uninstall My Cinema Pro from Windows systems

To remove My Cinema Pro, Magic Actions for YouTube and other PUPs from Windows, perform the following steps:

  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 My Cinema Pro and related programs
    Here, look for My Cinema Pro 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'

Get rid of My Cinema Pro from Mac OS X system

If you suspect that macOS is suffering from adware or another unwanted app, use the following guide:

  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 My Cinema Pro 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'

Remove My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete My Cinema Pro 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, My Cinema Pro should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate My Cinema Pro from Google Chrome

Make sure you reset Google Chrome if you found unwanted programs installed on your machine:

  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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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