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Text Enhance Adware

Also Known As: Text Enhance Virus
Type: Adware
Damage level: Moderate

Text Enhance - how to remove this adware?

What is Text Enhance?

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.

text enhance adware

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.

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Quick menu:

Text Enhance adware removal:

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

text enhance adware uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, 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" or "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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

text enhance adware internet explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) 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.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the text enhance virus, 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

text enhance adware google chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) 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?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the text enhance virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

text enhance adware mozilla firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main 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".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with text enhance virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the text enhance virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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