How To Remove Ads by Lights Cinema 1.2 beta

 

How Harmful is Ads by Lights Cinema 1.2 beta

Lights Cinema 1.2 beta is an adware-based virus – remove it because the longer it remains, the more damaging it becomes. The reason is that over time it will employ several tricks with the goal of manipulating you into installing other malware. They can be other toolbars and extensions, similar to Lights Cinema 1.2 beta, or worse – viruses that can encrypt your files (check out CryptoLocker 2015). The most chilling possibilities are viruses which have the ability to read and collect your history and passwords. These spyware not only give their owners the ability to tweak your computer, but also to archive and write them down, which means every account you own may be in danger.

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To be honest these last cases are rare and far in between, but the most troubling about them is that there’s just no telling which adware can download such a virus. For all intents and purposes Lights Cinema 1.2 beta is a dark horse on the board and it’s very difficult to determine exactly what it will do. What I can tell you is this: it was definitely not made to help you find better products, no matter what the program says.

How Lights Cinema 1.2 beta Works

Since this is an advertising support software, it’s not surprising how aggressive the ads are. You search engine may be hijacked and changed. Pop-ups, banners and hyperlinks on keywords basically blow in your face to offer you discounts, all for a few very select reasons. These are:

  • The creators of the virus were hired as promoters for whoever created the virus. They are monetizing though pay per click.
  • The creators are promoting their own websites and bringing traffic through shady means to increase their search engine ranking.

It’s all basically one big scam in which you are not only the victim, but an unwitting accomplice. Most users never even realize this. There are many other things I can say, but even if Lights Cinema 1.2 beta is considered a PUP (potentially unwanted program), meaning there are users still convinced of its usefulness, it will try to deceive you. I simply can not imagine a legitimate and good-natured software doing this. After the virus infects all of your browsers, banners with messages to install updates, missing plugins and so on, will start appearing. Windows may also display such messages. These are all fakes and you should NEVER allow anything at all. This is very important for the protection of your PC until you remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta. Adware are the least sophisticated of the viruses out there and they do not have the ability to bypass you and immediately gain access to your system. Hence the attempts to trick you. If you just ignore everything you should be safe in the meanwhile.

A very important note I should warn you about is that Lights Cinema 1.2 beta slows down the system significantly. The barrage of advertisements can produce the following effects:

  • Computer freezes while you are browsing.
  • Mouse stuttering is also possible, glitching, and occasional episodes of uneven behavior.
  • Browsers (especially Internet Explorer) may start crashing

How to Remove Ads By Lights Cinema 1.2 beta

STEP 1:

(Works for all versions of windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Click  Windows  windows-button  and R simultaneously. Type appwiz.cpl inside the search field, then OK.

appwiz 

You are now inside the Control Panel.

Here, keep an eye out for ScreenGlaze plus any and all programs that look like a virus to you. Occasionally they may go with other names – so definitely be wary. Highlight them, then Uninstall.

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   STEP 2:

 The virus has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Start the browser, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

When the new menu appears, you should be be able to locate the malware. Also look around for other extensions you’re not sure of. Hit Disable to get rid of them.

In case your Home page was moved, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, put in the page you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open the browser, click on mozilla menu at the top, go to Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Then select Extensions.

mozilla firefox extensions

The malware should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.

 

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When you’ve reached Extensions, the virus should be lurking around with its buddies ——-> select  .chrome-trash-icon

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Now click chrome menu icon  again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Enginesand leave only the search engines you use.

google chrome settings

safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find the spyware  then Uninstall.

 

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

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