Text Enhance is ad-supported software that is considered unhealthy for both website publishers and users. Text Enhance aims to display various advertisements in order to boost the traffic to external locations. However, security experts believe that the developers of the app may advertise fraudulent and non-legitimate sites that may be dangerous to users in different ways. Such ads may also decrease the reputation of web sites they are applied on and this is why site publishers are strongly advise not to accept any affiliate deals from Text Enhance.
|Short Description||This software displays highlighted text pop-ups that lead to third-party sites.|
|Symptoms||The user may start seeing highlighted text on all of his web browser when he/she visits a random website.|
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Text Enhance – How Did I Get It?
This highlighted text application may be mostly spread out in the public via bundling downloads. Third-party software providing sites usually use bundling to market external software. It is particularly effective due to the fact that most users tend to fast click their way through an installer and miss ‘free extra’ such as Text Enhance, for example.
However there is also a chance of users to see it randomly without having any software installed in case the developers embedded it in affiliate website. This is particularly dangerous because the third-party affiliated site may advertise malicious links without realizing it.
Of course there are reputable site who would never bundle adware, but there are also some third-party software providing web sites that do not mind at all which software programs they bundle. This may be the same as not minding what is being advertised on the ads provided by Text Enhance as long as it gets the job done and this job is getting users to give certain information collection permissions.
Text Enhance – More about It
What is more about the app, it has a unique design to display banners, allowing its clients to customize an image to deceive average users to install the application. Here is a video to demonstrate you how an ad by Text Enhance looks like.
The application itself can really bring traffic to your website. However both as publisher and a user you are advised not to be associated with it, due to the clients and affiliates the application may associate with. Such third party sites may conceal a lot of risks for users as well as publishers:
- Lead to links that redirect the user to other links that may contain drive by downloads of malicious codes or other viruses.
- They may lead to shady fake retailer sites for online shopping that scam users out of their credit card information.
- They may lead to fake tech support sites that may scam users in various ways, such as SMS services that are overpriced, for example.
- Ads could lead to fake registration forms that are actually phishing sites for informaiton.
Cyber-criminals have become increasingly cunning employing ad-supported applications and luring users into believing what they see is true, even if they have ad-blocking software. This is why it is highly advisable to constantly be updated on the latest cyber threats and respond accordingly with the correct defense measures.
Removing Text Enhance Completely
In order to fully get rid of Text Enhance from your computer, you should act swiftly and follow the instructions provided at the end of this article. Due to the recent malware distribution via online advertisements it is also highly recommended to install a professional anti-malware software to help you cope with any possible infections cause by Text Enhance indirectly on your PC.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Text Enhance in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Text Enhance.
Step 2: Remove Text Enhance from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Text Enhance and click “Remove”
After Text Enhance is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Text Enhance to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Text Enhance has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Text Enhance
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Text Enhance. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Text Enhance will be removed.