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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 ProMy 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 Intego

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 ProMy 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 Intego 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 ProInitially, 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:

To remove My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro (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.

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:

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

Remove My Cinema Pro from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for My Cinema Pro-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 My Cinema Pro, 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 My Cinema Pro and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the My Cinema Pro-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro-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

Erase My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate My Cinema Pro from Google Chrome

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

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 My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro-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 My Cinema Pro removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall My Cinema Pro 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 My Cinema Pro 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

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

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.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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