How to remove “Ads by CM Movies” virus

I’ve been searching for two days now on how to properly remove “Ads by CM Movies” virus from my computer. This thing struck my PC when I downloaded and installed a video player that I thought will give me free online access to new movies. Instead of getting access to my favorite films, what I got was a malware that keeps on showing “Ads by CM Movies”.

There are already some scans I have run on the PC but none of them resolve the problem. Dealing with “Ads by CM Movies” virus is not that easy. In fact, some anti-virus programs I have tried didn’t flag the adware. It can bypass most of the security scan.

Right now, all my browsers are affected with “Ads by CM Movies”. I keep on redirecting to various web sites which are unfamiliar. Perhaps, this is a tactic used by malware authors to promote their products. I have also noticed one program on the computer. Optimizer Pro was installed without my consent. It is present on Add/Remove programs but whenever I try to uninstall it, Windows is displaying certain errors.

Please advise me how to remove “Ads by CM Movies” from the computer.

Al Jamal


  1. psfalcon

    the same happens to me but only on firefox

  2. anon

    Delete the GoPhoto add-on for Firefox, I’m not sure about other browsers but it might be similar.

  3. smith

    i actually clicked on the little circled “I” in the corner of the add “im on chrome btw” and theres is an ACTUAL option to opt out. where there is a deactivate switch you click.

  4. Kami

    I had the same problem (that’s why I came across your report) and I removed it just now – for mozilla, click on question mark next to the option to close the add and then you will find the option to remove adds completely

  5. wilson

    Thank you it worked

  6. badr

    thank you anon it worked after deleted the GoPhoto addon for Firefox,

  7. TechforAll

    You may try this typical removal guide for adware and potentially unwanted program.

    Uninstall “CM Movies” from Microsoft Windows
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find CM Movies, GoPhotoIt or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    How to remove “CM Movies” on Internet Explorer
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Manage Add-ons.
    3. On right panel look for CM Movies or GoPhotoIt entry and click on Disable button to stop the service.
    4. You may now restart Internet Explorer.

    Here is Internet Explorer’s frequently asked question for your reference:

    How to Uninstall “CM Movies” in Google Chrome
    1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
    2. Click on Settings (three horizontal bars icon or wrench icon for old versions) or ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ button located on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Click on Tools > Extensions from the drop-down list.
    4. You can see CM Movies or GoPhotoIt from the list of installed extensions; remove it by clicking on the ‘Trash’ icon.
    5. Please restart Google Chrome.

    If you cannot delete the extension, you can simply disable it. See how to manage Google Chrome Extension from this page:

    How to Remove “CM Movies” in Mozilla Firefox
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
    2. On top menu, go to Tools > Add-ons.
    3. Remove CM Movies or GoPhotoIt from the list of installed add-ons.
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox.

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