Some ads pop up on your favorite websites these days? And if you find these ads coming out of no where labeled with Cinem4S-2.1 then you had the adware “Cinem4S-2.1” or its variants installed on your computer. This is not a good sign cause it means that a potentially unwanted program style adware sharing some similar malicious traits with malware has infiltrate PC and will do some harm to it undoubtedly.
In this article, we will analysis Cinem4S-2.1 adware and guide you to rid it and its ads from computer once and for all.
About Ads by Cinem4S-2.1
Cinem4S-2.1 is an adware program, also classified as Option.PUP.Cinem4S-2.1 (Potentially Unwanted Program) by most of anti-virus software, like Anvi Smart Defender. After installed on computers (either via bundled with the third-party software free downloaded from the internet to slip computers without permission or by using misleading advertising to trick you into install it), Cinem4S-2.1 adware copies its files and creates the related folders in your disk, or even adds the add-on/plugin with the same name to all of your browsers. However, in a real-world situation, cases are much more complex.
Till now, we’ve found that Cinem4S-2.1 adware’s developer has created more and more variants including Cinema-DPlus3, Cinema-Plus-1-2c, Cinemax, CinemP+, CinemaHDPlus, etc. So malicious programs in infected computers may with different name. Besides, some victims cannot find any traces of Cinem4S-2.1 adware in their computer program files and control panel. So do the malicious related browser add-on.
Cinem4S-2.1 adware injects ads, coupons, deals, links and text-ads into random page. Its not only a story about constantly popping up annoying ads. But some traps of buying fake or useless products and service, malicious websites redirecting, and sales target misleading etc.
What’s worse, Cinem4S-2.1 adware and its variants will access all your websites, browsing data,collect your personal data and master your preference so to display customized ads for you. This unauthorized act is the invasion of privacy and may result in you end up being the victim of identity theft or credit card theft.
How to Remove Ads by Cinem4S-2.1?
Four steps for removal of Cinem4S-2.1 adware
Tips for safely surfing online
Step 1 Uninstall Cinem4S-2.1 and all suspicious PUP from computer
Uninstall Cinem4S-2.1 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 Cinem4S-2.1 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 Cinem4S-2.1 and any dubious programs, 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 Cinem4S-2.1 and any dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Uninstall with uninstalling tool
The tool Anvi Uninstaller contained in Cloud System Booster( system maintaining&optimizing software ) specializes in removing various programs installing in your PC. The “Recently Installed” tab can help those who can’t distinguish adware or PUP to easily get rid of them as it tracks back to the time around the adware Cinem4S-2.1 installing.
Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.
1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.
2. After installing, open it and click the arrow at the lower right corner, and then select Toolbox and click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several seconds; and then run it.
3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Cinem4S-2.1 and any other malicious programs. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when remove)
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.
Step 2 Eliminate Cinem4S-2.1 extension and plugin from all of browsers
After uninstall malicious Cinem4S-2.1 program from computer, you need to repair your browsers which are hijacked by Cinem4S-2.1 extension. Because it controls your browsers to inject ads into web randomly and monitor your online privacy, we can’t allow this malicious behavior to go on.
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.
–Or you can choose to manually remove the Cinem4S-2.1 extension from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on the Cinem4S-2.1 extensiion and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of the Cinem4S-2.1 extension.
Locate Cinem4S-2.1 extensionand then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
Chances are that this Cinem4S-2.1 extension cannot be remove from Google Chrome, and you will see the error message: This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled. The guide below will walk you through solving this persistent extension.
Guide on removing managed extension from Chrome
1. Note the ID of extension on Chrome and close Google Chrome
2. Delete registry entries that contains this ID
a. Open registry editor
For Windows 8 users: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “regedit”
For Windows 7 users: Click on Start button → type “regedit” in the Search Programs and Files field
For Windows XP users: Click on Start button → select Run
b. Find the registry entries of this managed extension and delete it
Press Ctrl and F at the same time, then paste the ID and click Find Next button.
Right click the registry entries that contain the ID of the managed extension and that under the ExtensionInstallForcelist directory.
3. Remove this managed extension’s files
a. Show hidden files and folders
Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options > View > “Hidden Files and Folders” > Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders > Apply
b. Locate its files folder and delete it
The location of this folder: Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Users > Your user name > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default > Extensions
Right click the folder name as the ID of the managed extension and click on Delete to remove it.
Now the Cinem4S-2.1 extension should have been removed from Chrome.
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 infected with Cinem4S-2.1 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.
Step 4 Web guard for blocking pop-up ads
Here you can choose the Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate to help you block any ads and pop-up that bother your browsing experience. it is based on a huge online database to help you filter most annoying advertisements.
Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate download:
Start it and turn on the ad-blocking pattern.
Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker ultimate will only be free used for 15 days. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.
Once the pattern of “real-time block” turned on, Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate will automatically analyzes your web content based on its huge and constantly updated database in real time. You can turn on this feature to block ads at any time you want.
Tips for Safely Surfing Online
( to avoid being infected with Cinem4S-2.1 in the future again)
To surf the internet safely, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.
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 Ultimate to keep you surf safe online.
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.
If you use Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software_
Anvi Smart Defender is a antivirus software specializing in detecting and removing various virus, malware, trojan and PUP, etc. At the same time, its real-time web guard is powerful.
Just click Guard button after you run it and then click “off” button to start its 24 hours web guard.
Because its feature “Guard” is pro, so you have to purchase it:
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.