How to Remove Cinplus Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Cinplus. This Cinplus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Cinplus is simply another adware program which promises to improve your online video watching experience. However, you will find out that this is definitely not happening when you setup the application on your PC. Thus, you’d better remove Cinplus from your system as fast as you can. Otherwise, you may find out that this is not the only one adware program which is present on your machine.

Having in mind that adware programs are usually related to multiple computer security threats, you should know that Cinplus is not an exception. In fact, this application comes from a big family of adware programs which usually have a month-long life span. Other similar applications include HQ Cinema, Cinema HD, HD-Plus, Cinema-Plus, etc.

According to the malware specialists, Cinplus and the other programs that belong to the same family, usually last for about a month, and after that their developers create a new application which is just the same as the previous one, except that its name is randomized. Therefore, is it easy to conclude that Cinplus is identical to all the other programs from the same group which have been released before.

In order to protect your PC against applications like Cinplus, you should always download new software from trusted online sources and read through the provided information by the setup wizard. In this way you will get the opportunity to opt out all the additionally offered applications. In other case, some potentially unwanted programs will be installed on your computer.

Cinplus functions as a browser extension, and it is compatible with the major web browsers – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Despite the fact that the application is meant to enhance your online video watching experience, it is not beneficial for you at all. Besides, the program collects information on your browsing sessions in order to provide you with numerous customized advertisements which are related to your likes and preferences. In this way Cinplus tries to make you click on the displayed ads and generate money from the web traffic.

What you should know is that clicking on any commercials offered by an adware application is always a bad idea. Thus, in order to avoid serious security problems, you should uninstall Cinplus from your PC right away. Also, remember to check for other potentially unwanted programs by using a legitimate antimalware tool which will locate and delete all the existing threats on the system. In addition, the security software will help you to maintain a clean and protected virtual machine at all times.

Cinplus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Cinplus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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