Text Enhance Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
Text Enhance - how to remove this adware?
The Text Enhance browser plug-in displays text link ads. Whilst this is not malware, developers of this platform use deceptive advertising methods. Note that you may see Text Enhance ads even if you do not have this particular browser plug-in installed. This situation can occur when computer users download free software from the Internet, which is bundled with additional unwanted browser plug-ins, thus causing Text Enhance ads to appear. Many Internet browser plug-in developers add Text Enhance to their extensions for monetization purposes.
Some examples of browser add-ons known to cause Text Enhance ads to appear are Facetheme, VidSaver, I want this, and FB PhotoZoom. While Text Enhance ads are not related to malware, due to deceptive advertising, this browser add-on is categorized as an unwanted application. If you wish to eliminate Text Enhance ads from your Internet browser, you need to remove the plug-ins that cause them. The worst trait of this adware is that common antivirus and antispyware programs are unable to detect and eliminate it. Having Text Enhance ads and related add-ons installed on your computer is not recommended - clicking on such ads may lead to further system and privacy problems. Remove browser add-ons related to Text Enhance ads and eliminate the risks of installing additional unwanted software or even malware on your computer.
Text Enhance ads are not related to viruses, and are commonly a consequence of browser add-on installation. If you see these ads whilst browsing the Internet, check which specific browser plug-ins were installed on your computer. Eliminating them should fix this problem. Unwanted browser plug-ins are commonly installed on users' computers inadvertently when downloading and installing free software downloaded from the Internet. To avoid installation of unwanted browser toolbars and plug-ins which cause unwanted ads and redirects, always pay attention to each installation window of free software - disallow any changes to your Internet browser homepage, default search engine, or installation of additional add-ons. To remove Text Enhance ads from your Internet browser, use the removal guide provided.
Text Enhance adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "TextEnhance, I Want This, Facetheme, VidSaver, Mighty Mangoo, Facebook Dislike, Software Assist, Save As, Yontoo, FB PhotoZoom, DropinSavings", select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "TextEnhance, I Want This, Facetheme, VidSaver, Mighty Mangoo, Facebook Dislike, Software Assist, Save As, Yontoo, FB PhotoZoom, DropinSavings", select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling Text Enhance adware, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Text Enhance adware removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Text Enhance adware from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "TextEnhance, I Want This, FaceTheme, VidSaver, Mighty Mangoo, Facebook Dislike, Software Assist, Save As, Yontoo, FB PhotoZoom, DropinSavings" and disable them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of TextEnhance, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Text Enhance adware from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "TextEnhance, I Want This, FaceTheme, VidSaver, Mighty Mangoo, Facebook Dislike, Software Assist, Save As, Yontoo, FB PhotoZoom, DropinSavings", select these entries and click on the trash can icon.
If the TextEnhance extension is greyed out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Text Enhance adware from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "TextEnhance, I Want This, FaceTheme, VidSaver, Mighty Mangoo, Facebook Dislike, Software Assist, Save As, Yontoo, FB PhotoZoom, DropinSavings".
If you continue to have problems with removal of TextEnhance, you can reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Text Enhance Adware is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Text Enhance Adware distribution:
To avoid installation of Text Enhance Adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Text Enhance Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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