How to remove CM Movies (Virus Removal Guide)
CM Movies virus
CM Movies (also found as CM Addon) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that has been flagged for suspicious behavior. CM Movies is essentially adware that accesses and collects browser activity and displays targeted advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
CM Movies uses browser helper objects (BHOs) that install to a Microsoft Windows Operating System, as well as browser add-ons and extensions that attach to affected Internet Browsers. These add-ons and extensions often have permissions set that allow them to access, observe, and ultimately collect user information, such as browser activity, browser history, bookmarks, and more.
Collected user information is used to display targeted advertisements, or advertisements that the platform feels are relevant to the internet user. Advertisements generated by this program often contain text that says something similar to “Ads by CM Movies” on them.
CM Movies add-ons and extensions may also have permissions that allow them to change browser settings, including bookmarks and themes, as well as existing browser settings, such as the homepage and default, managed, and provided search engine (depending on the affected browser). This can cause influenced internet browsers to redirect to and start-up on suspicious websites such as Lasaoren.
This CM Movies removal guide will help you remove the CM Movies virus and uninstall CM Movies malware from Windows in order to get rid of unwanted pop-up advertisements and browser redirects on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
How to remove CM Movies virus
- Option 1: CM Movies Removal Software & Tools – This first option details how to remove CM Movies malware using the free or full versions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Hitman Pro software, and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
- Option 2: Manually remove CM Movies – This second option details how to manually uninstall CM Movies and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. CM Movies Removal Software & Tools
Use the instructions below to automatically remove CM Movies and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.
4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.
5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.
6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.
CCleaner by Piriform
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall CM Movies adware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall CM Movies and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for CM Movies, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manually Remove CM Movies
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall CM Movies adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to uninstall CM Movies
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for CM Movies and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove CM Movies add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions below to remove CM Movies add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the CM Movies extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the CM Movies add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the CM Movies add-on and remove it if located.