What is Cinem Plus?
Cinem Plus is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that supposedly enhances the Internet browsing experience by improving the quality of online videos. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Cinem Plus is classed as adware.
This negative association is made due to rogue behavior exhibited by this PUP. After stealth infiltration on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), Cinem Plus displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.
This adware diminishes the Internet browsing experience by displaying pop-up, coupons, price comparison, banner, and other similar ads. To display these ads, Cinem Plus employs a virtual layer allowing placement of third party graphical content on any visited website.
The displayed ads conceal the underlying website content, and thus, clicking them may redirect users to rogue sites containing infectious content. Rather than providing the advertised features (for example, price discounts), there is a high probability that clicking these ads will cause further computer infections.
In addition, this browser plug-in collects various software and hardware information that may be personally identifiable - this data is later shared with third parties who can misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, having an information-tracking app installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Cinem Plus adware from your system.
Most adware-type plug-ins such as Cinem Plus have similar characteristics. Some apps are identical - including CinemaPlusPro, Cinema Video, and Cinema Now. Although adware apps claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, none provide any real value.
Adware-type applications are developed to generate revenue for the developers by displaying advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' - PPC - advertising model) and collecting personally identifiable data (which is later shared with third parties to generate revenue).
How did Cinem Plus install on my computer?
This bogus app is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling allows developers to stealthily install their software without users' permission, and since many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, this method is very effective.
Many users are unaware that apps such as Cinem Plus are concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings - by skipping these steps, they inadvertently install rogue programs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Closely analyze the download and installation processes. Closely follow each step when downloading software and decline all offers to install additional programs. Furthermore, applications should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any hidden applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
Intrusive online advertisements (marked as 'Offers by Cinem Plus') displayed by Cinema Plus adware:
Deceptive free software installer used in Cinem Plus adware distribution:
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- What is Cinem Plus?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Cinem Plus application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Cinem Plus adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Cinem Plus ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Cinem Plus' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Cinem Plus ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Cinem Plus adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "Cinem Plus 2.4cV21.07", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Cinem Plus ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Cinem Plus 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 "Cinem Plus", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cinem plus 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 "Cinem Plus", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cinem plus 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 "Cinem Plus 2.4cV21.07".
Computer users who have problems with cinem plus 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 cinem plus 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.
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