The risks associated with living our lives online
As online attacks become ever more sophisticated you really need to stay alert, no matter what it is you are using the Internet for. These days putting yourself in danger's way, in the online sense of the word, isn't just the exclusive domain of people who frequent or download from adult content websites. Simply downloading the latest must have game app, installing a player that enables you to watch video clips, or downloading One Direction's latest album (you didn't, did you?!) can leave you open to abuse from Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware. Basically, the things that you and I do online almost every day. Apart from the One Direction part.
Where does Lights Cinema 1.2 beta fit into this?
Adware is generally considered to be a lesser evil when compared to some of the other types of malware. But that isn't to say that you should ignore it if you get infected it by it. It is not just something that shows you a few random "Ad by Lights Cinema 1.2beta" adverts for cheap flights, fitted kitchens or new sneakers; it can have a very real knock on effect on the way that your computer operates, including causing websites to crash and your CPU to slow right down.
The characteristics of Lights Cinema 1.2 beta
It is created with two things in mind: driving traffic to a website and generating revenue, either through clicks or actual sales. And it increases the likelihood of these two things happening by showing you advertising that is customized to match your interests. But how does Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware know what you're personally interested in? It finds out by monitoring the websites that you visit, specifically the pages on those sites, and the goods or services that you click on or search for.
The data that is collected during this monitoring process (which is occurring whenever you are connected to the Internet) is sent back to the adware's developer or owner. They of course, will now make more informed decisions regarding the types of adverts you are shown.
How do you prevent adware from being installed on your computer?
Lights Cinema 1.2beta is usually packaged with other programs – normally free software. A developer attaches the adware to this product in the hope of recouping the costs of developing the free program.
Luckily for us Lights Cinema 1.2 beta adware is usually mentioned in the End User License Agreement that you are supposed to read before okaying a download. You know where I'm going with this don't you? Next time you download software, instead of skipping through the small print – read it! It is only by doing so that you will know just exactly what you are saying 'yes' to.
If you've recently started having issues with Lights Cinema 1.2 beta ads and you don't know how to get remove this malware and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Lights Cinema 1.2 beta Ads Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- Lights Cinema 1.2d
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Lights Cinema 1.2, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Lights Cinema 1.2, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Lights Cinema 1.2 beta related add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.