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Remove EnhanceSoft adware

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as EnhanceSoft ads, ads by EnhanceSoft, EnhanceSoft virus | Type: Adware

What is EnhanceSoft?

EnhanceSoft is an dubious browser add-on, which has been added to adware category. The main reason why our security research team and the developers of security software have decided to do that is very simple – this program is ad-supported, so it can easily start showing continuous pop-up ads during your browsing. While the most of EnhanceSoft ads can be called only ‘annoying’, some part of them can be filled with related links that can easily lead you to predetermined websites. Beware that there is no guarantee that each of such websites is safe and harmless.

If you don’t want to end up with the infiltration of other potentially unwanted programs on your computer, you should waste no time and remove EnhanceSoft adware from it. Besides, this program can be installed even without your knowledge because its developers have been using a very suspicious method for spreading it. This method is called ‘bundling’. The main thing that you really have to remember when thinking about this distribution technique is that it can’t be imagined without freeware and shareware. In most of the cases, EnhanceSoft, just like Ext Coupons, Excellent Coupons, Shopper Pro and many other adware-type applications, is spread as an optional component of such applications as download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software, etc. That’s why you should start monitoring installation of such programs and try to pay a close attention to each of their installation steps. If you have left the check mark that claims that you want to download EnhanceSoft add-on to your computer, you may be suffering from continuous pop-up ads that are labeled as ‘ads by EnhanceSoft’, ‘EnhanceSoft ads’, ‘brought to you by EnhanceSoft’, ‘by EnhanceSoft’, etc. In this case, you should waste no time and scan your computer with updated anti-spyware, such as Reimage (compatible with Windows), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (compatible with Windows and Mac OS X). This will help you to remove suspicious programs, including this adware, from the system.

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How can EnhanceSoft hijack my computer?

When trying to avoid adwares, browser hijackers and other PUPs, the main thing that you have to remember is that they are promoted using lots of suspicious techniques, so you should be very careful when browsing on the Internet and downloading software to your computer. While they are still considered to be legitimate, we don’t recommend ignoring them because you may end up with the infiltration of seriously suspicious programs. One of them is EnhanceSoft. If you want to avoid this application, the main thing that you have to keep in mind is that you must monitor installation of the freeware. In addition, make sure you double check every component that is added to such programs as download managers and PDF creators because there is no guarantee that they are free of EnhanceSoft virus and other adwares. For getting such ability, you should select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. In addition, you should also try to stay away from suspicious pop-up ads and commercial notifications that may interrupt you during your browsing.

How to remove EnhanceSoft virus?

If you think that these tips are given to you not on time because EnhanceSoft is already hiding in your computer, you should follow a guide below and fix your PC system.

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To remove EnhanceSoft adware, follow these steps:

Remove EnhanceSoft from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall EnhanceSoft and related programs
    Here, look for EnhanceSoft or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of EnhanceSoft from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for EnhanceSoft or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete EnhanceSoft from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for EnhanceSoft and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete EnhanceSoft removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate EnhanceSoft adware from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, EnhanceSoft should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase EnhanceSoft from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select EnhanceSoft and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete EnhanceSoft removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall EnhanceSoft from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select EnhanceSoft and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete EnhanceSoft removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove EnhanceSoft from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for EnhanceSoft or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 EnhanceSoft removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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