If you keep receiving the Cinematrix.net pop-up advertisements, when you surf the Internet with the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then it could mean your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a malicious web-browser’s plugin which generates tons of advertisements or alter the internet browser’s settings to show ads on all sites that you are opening in the browser, even on those pages where before you did not see any advertisements. We recommend you to clean you PC system from adware and thereby get rid of Cinematrix.net popup advertisements. You need to perform the steps below ASAP. It’ll remove all intrusive popups and protect your machine from more malicious applications and trojans.
The ‘ad supported’ software often change all web-browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit various intrusive ad web-pages. As a result, your web-browser can still reroute you to an unwanted ad web page despite your computer is actually free of ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your PC system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC as quickly as possible. Follow the step-by-step guidance below in order to get rid of Cinematrix.net pop-ups.
The ad supported software is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in removing it from your personal computer. Happily, you’ve found the effective Cinematrix.net ads removal guide in this article. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Some of the steps will require you to restart your machine or close the web-page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Cinematrix.net pop-up advertisements removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove ad-supported software which cause intrusive Cinematrix.net pop-up advertisements to appear. Even if the step-by-step guide does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such ad supported software which cause undesired Cinematrix.net popup ads to appear.
Uninstall ad-supported software through the Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed software on your PC system and remove all unknown and recently installed programs. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of ads and web-browser redirect to the intrusive Cinematrix.net page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of advertisements and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by adware
The adware may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can rewrite it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown in the figure below.
Once is complete, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Cinematrix.net advertisements from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings like newtab, home page and search engine by default having been replaced by ad-supported software that causes lots of intrusive Cinematrix.net pop up advertisements, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will remove ad-supported software that cause annoying Cinematrix.net pop ups to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Cinematrix.net popups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijacker infections, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s new tab page, home page and search engine by default that have been replaced by adware which causes annoying Cinematrix.net popups.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your browser’s newtab page, home page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Cinematrix.net pop ups from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, remove redirects to intrusive Cinematrix.net web site and ad supported software.
First, run the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Cinematrix.net web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Cinematrix.net redirect with free programs
Many antivirus companies have designed programs that help detect adware and thereby remove Cinematrix.net from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your computer can have a large number of potentially unwanted software, ad supported software and hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after rebooting the PC system, then start your PC into Safe Mode and run the anti malware tool again.
How to delete Cinematrix.net pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of Cinematrix.net pop-up ads automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal tool because it can easily delete hijackers, potentially unwanted applications, adware that reroutes your internet browser to Cinematrix.net site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is finished, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free tool will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ad supported software which redirects your internet browser to intrusive Cinematrix.net page.
A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your system. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will get rid of ad-supported software which designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad pages like Cinematrix.net.
Scan and free your personal computer of ad-supported software with Malwarebytes
Delete Cinematrix.net ads manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that your PC system can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
After the download is complete, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes web-browsers to open undesired Cinematrix.net pop ups. Depending on your personal computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once MalwareBytes has completed scanning your machine, MalwareBytes will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove ad-supported software which causes intrusive Cinematrix.net ads and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of browser hijacker infections, adware and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of Cinematrix.net advertisements from browser
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) cannot remove this ad-supported software, then we suggests to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and adware which causes annoying Cinematrix.net pop-up advertisements.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 1, 2017
After downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen as displayed below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes tons of unwanted Cinematrix.net popup ads. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. After AdwCleaner has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will show you the results as shown on the screen below.
All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt as on the image below.
You need to press “OK”. Once finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Cinematrix.net and stay safe online
Using an ad blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will also protect you from malicious advertisements and web sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Cinematrix.net and similar sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After downloading is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popup advertisements, pages such Cinematrix.net, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How does your computer get infected with Cinematrix.net pop up advertisements
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the ad-supported software that made to reroute your web browser to various ad web-sites such as Cinematrix.net. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Cinematrix.net redirect from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.