EnhanceEmpire Ads

Also Known As: EnhanceEmpire Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

EnhanceEmpire removal instructions

What is EnhanceEmpire?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, EnhanceEmpire is a rogue browser extension claiming to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality. Although this may seem a legitimate browser add-on, be aware that EnhanceEmpire is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, EnhanceEmpire generates various intrusive online advertisements including search, banner, text-link, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these ads will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

EnhanceEmpire Ads

Furthermore, this rogue browser extension continually tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various information, which may be personally identifiable. For example: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, entered search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, unique identifier numbers, and other similar details. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft, and therefore, you are strongly advised to eliminate EnhanceEmpire adware from your Internet browsers. SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred potentially unwanted applications identical to EnhanceEmpire (for example, NetCrawl, allgenius, and BlissSearch). Neither EnhanceEmpire, nor any of these other plug-ins, add any real value for the user. This company releases identical browser add-ons under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. The purpose of these browser extensions is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements.

Most users inadvertently infect their PCs with adware during the download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, and softonic.com Download clients are used to monetize these websites' free services by offering installation of promoted browser extensions together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be prevented by closely inspecting each step of the free software download process and clicking 'Decline' when installation of any additional applications is offered. If you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any hidden applications and allow you to remove them from the installation list. Internet users who have already installed EnhanceEmpire and observe "Ads by EnhanceEmpire", "Powered by EnhanceEmpire", and "EnhanceEmpire Deals" advertisements, should follow this removal guide to remove the extension from their Internet browsers.

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Quick menu:

EnhanceEmpire removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

Removing EnhanceEmpire Ads via control panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "EnhanceEmpire", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes EnhanceEmpire ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove EnhanceEmpire ads from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "EnhanceEmpire", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the enhanceempire 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 logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "EnhanceEmpire", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the enhanceempire 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 logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "EnhanceEmpire".

Removing EnhanceEmpire from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with enhanceempire 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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.

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Medium threat activity
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