Are you harassed by pop-up ads from Theater Max? This article will provide you with the step-by-step removal guide on how to get rid of these annoying pop-up ads from Theater Max. Please read more.
Theater Max is a free browser extension claiming help you get a better online video experience. However, it does more than that—exhibiting malicious traits after you install it and making your PC in an unsafe state.
❶ Inject lots of ads into your web browser after hijacking your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
❷ Access your data on all websites and your tabs as well as browsing activity. As a result, you may suffer from credit theft and identity theft, etc.
❸ Install optional offers such as a search toolbar that will change your default search, homepage and/or your new tab page onto your PC via bundling during the installation sneakily.
Theater Max is defined as adware and PUP by experts that generates ads and infiltrates computer without knowledge and permission.
Most often, the Theater Max gets access into users’ computers bundled with the freeware or other downloads from the internet. It lurks in the background of such downloads and installs on users’ PC successfully because of their carelessness. As an option with the check box that has already been ticked, Theater Max enables most of users to regard it as a legal part of downloads. So People including you may click “next” after “next” to install these downloads and let Theater Max slip into computer. In rare circumstances, the PUP infiltrates computer by completely hiding in the downloads without any warning. Also, it is possible that you are misled to download it from its official website.
No matter by which way you are infected with Theater Max, you’d better do the following in the future to get away from such PUP and ensure your security online.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.
4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data and start their web guard feature.
5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.
For such a potentially unwanted program, we suggest you to remove it from your computer. For any question, please leave it or them below.
How to Remove Theater Max Ads
Four steps for removal of Theater Max ads
- Step 1 Uninstall Theater Max and all suspicious PUPs from computer
- Step 2 Eliminate browser extension related to Theater Max from all of browsers
- Step 3 Clean up residual junk files and invalid registry entries from computer
- Step 4 Web guard for pop-up ads and malicious websites blocking
Step 1 Uninstall Theater Max and all suspicious PUP from computer
Uninstall Theater Max program and any potentially unwanted programs(manually)
Option: automatically uninstall with uninstalling tool
♥Note: To ensure your PC is totally free from potentially unwanted programs, you are requeried to find out and remove Theater Max and any other PUPs installing along with it.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Theater Max and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Theater Max and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Uninstall with uninstalling tool
Install and start Could System Booster
Then click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.
Step 2 Eliminate Theater Max related browser extension from all of browsers
Although you’ve removed all PUPs and hiding malicious files, Theater Max related extension will still stick on your browsers. You must remove it to stop ads from Media Play IRA+.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 3) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
Remove the related add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove the Theater Max related extension/plug-in automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days:
For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:
Start it and click Manager. Then select the Theater Max related extension on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove the Theater Max related extension/plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on the Theater Max related
extension and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of the Theater Max related extension.
Locate Theater Max related extensionand then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
Step 3 Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of the risk including adware, PUP and extension and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
Download Cloud System Booster:
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with Theater Max adware via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
Step 4 Web guard for pop-up ads and malicious websites blocking
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.
Because this free version is only valid for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version:
After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.
Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.
Recommend for a slow PC→
If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:
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