Remove Text Enhance virus
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Text Enhance virus is also known as Text Enhance | Type: Adware

Text Enhance is the annoying adware, a browser add-on, which officially offers 'text advertising' services. According to its representatives, this website provides 'high quality traffic to advertisers' and shows links 'only on those sites whose representatives have decided to offer this service for their visitors'. However, many websites' owners claim that they see Text Enhance links appearing on their websites without any permission asked. In reality, when you see these links and pop-up advertisements on a website, this means that your computer, not a site, is infected. As a result, browsing through websites and hovering over the words turns into a dangerous activity - you can easily fall for spam advertisements and accidentally let malware inside your PC after clicking on its hover links. Besides, its creators are believed to track their users’ browsing habits and sell this information for the marketing companies and other interested parties.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Text Enhance adware?

Text Enhance comes inside the PC by attaching itself to browsers as an extension and cookie. This program can install as an add-on to multiple browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Of course, it does that without any permission asked. The result of all this activity is really simple – users start seeing spam advertisements and continuously appearing pop-up windows when browsing the web. Besides, this adware makes every website look like it has links on text. Note that these ads have its name in the top right corner, so pay attention to such adds..

HOW CAN I REMOVE Text Enhance?

If you see Text Enhance ads on every website you visit, it means that you have an adware on your computer. In order to remove it, you will have do empty browser’s cache and cookies first. Additionally, we recommend to uninstall these programs from your computer: Codec-C, Codec-V, Better Links, JetMP3, Jp3, Facetheme, Giant Savings, I want this / iwantthis, Game Play Labs, Premiumplay Codec, Rewards Arcade, VUZE, BFlix, Dealply, Media Plugin, browser enhancements 1.0, Pando media enhancer, crossrider web apps, I-livid, bandicam, fantapper. Just go into Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs and uninstall. Finally, run a full system scan with STOPzilla, SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

More information about Text Enhance removal, read the following guide:

Automatic Text Enhance virus Removal Guide

You can remove Text Enhance automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Text Enhance virus Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Text Enhance and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Text Enhance or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Text Enhance or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Text Enhance from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Text Enhance and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Text Enhance removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Text Enhance and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Text Enhance removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Text Enhance and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Text Enhance removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Text Enhance or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Text Enhance removal process.

Geolocation of Text Enhance virus

Map reveals the prevalence of Text Enhance virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Netherlands, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States.

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Information added: 08/14/14 07:50; information updated: 08/14/14 07:50

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Comments on Text Enhance virus

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Peter
I notice you have these on your site - right here on this latest blog post. It is name an a by FACE THEME. Is that what you are referring to, because I get them too! If so, why cant you get rid of them?
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Tony
Add FTDownloader to the list of software you want to uninstall...

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