What is CinePlus?
Identical to Cinema Plus, Cinem Plus, and a number of other deceptive applications, CinePlus is an adware-type application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by improving online video quality.
This functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, this application is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users' consent, tracks Internet browsing activity, and delivers intrusive online advertisements.
This adware generates various types of advertisements including coupon, pop-up, banner, and price comparison ads. None originate from the visited sites and conceal underlying content, thus diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some might redirect to bogus websites containing infectious content.
Thus, clicking them can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. To display these ads, developers of CinePlus employ a virtual layer, which enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited website.
In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since CinePlus collects various software and hardware information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic locations), websites visited, search queries, pages viewed, and other gathered data.
This information may seem insignificant, however, it might contain personally identifiable details that are later shared with third parties who can misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, having CinePlus installed on your system might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall CinePlus immediately.
Adware-type applications such as CinePlus have similar characteristics. All adware claims to enhance Internet browsing by enabling various features, however, these false claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.
In fact, adware-type apps are designed solely to generate advertisements and collect personal data - their purpose is to generate revenue for the developers and they provide no real value for users.
How did CinePlus install on my computer?
Developers distribute CinePlus via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software/apps. Unaware that developers intentionally hide rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, users often rush the download and installation processes.
By skipping most of the steps, they inadvertently install PUPs such as CinePlus, thereby exposing their systems to risk of further infection.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
All software should be installed with caution. Pay close attention to each step to successfully perform a safe installation. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any concealed PUPs listed for installation and enable you to decline them.
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- What is CinePlus?
- STEP 1. Uninstall CinePlus application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove CinePlus adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove CinePlus ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by CinePlus' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove CinePlus ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
CinePlus 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 "CinePlus-1.44V25.08", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes CinePlus ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove CinePlus 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 "CinePlus", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cineplus 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 "CinePlus", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cineplus 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 "CinePlus-1.44V25.08".
Computer users who have problems with cineplus 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 cineplus 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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