Cinema Video removal instructions
What is Cinema Video?
Cinema Video supposedly improves online video quality - "The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser." Although some users may find this application legitimate and useful, Cinema Video is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These negative associations are made for two main reasons. Firstly, Cinema Video is distributed as a 'bundle' with other software, and therefore, usually installs without users' consent. Secondly, this adware collects various user information and displays intrusive online advertisements.
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Adware-type applications in general have very similar or identical behavior. There are hundreds of other PUPs that behave identically to Cinema Video including Web Bar, Dig Deep, and WebSearcher - these are just some examples from a long list. Be aware that that adware-type applications give fake promises to trick users to install. Rather than providing the features promised, Cinema Video (and other similar/identical adware) displays intrusive online advertisements and collects personally identifiable information to generate revenue for the developers.
How did Cinema Video install on my computer?
Cinema Video is often distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software. Many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software, and thus, bundling is very effective. Users often skip the download/installation steps without realizing that bogus applications such as Cinema Video are commonly concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, and thus, inadvertently install these rogue applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
There are two main steps you should take to prevent installation of rogue apps. Firstly, when downloading from a freeware download website, closely analyze each step of the download procedure and opt-out of any third party software included. Secondly, installation of downloaded programs should be performed with the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
Deceptive free software installer used in Cinema Video adware distribution:
Intrusive online advertisements generated by Cinema Video adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Cinema Video?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Cinema Video application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Cinema Video adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Cinema Video ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Cinema Video' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Cinema Video extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Cinema Video adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Cinema Video", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Cinema Video ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Cinema Video adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Cinema Video", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cinema video adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Cinema Video", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cinema video adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Cinema Video".
Computer users who have problems with cinema video adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cinema video adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove cinema video adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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