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.
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.
- What is Text Enhance?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Text Enhance application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Text Enhance add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Text Enhance plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Text Enhance extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Text Enhance ads from Safari.
Text Enhance adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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.
Mac OSX users:
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.
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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" 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.
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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu 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?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the text enhance virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (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".
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, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. 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.
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