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# 107402 10-Aug-2012 17:59
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Right, About a month ago I got infected with Text Enhance.Its soft ware that makes a link out of certain words on a web page and connects you to advertising. A window pops up when you hover over the world.
After searching the net I found Adblocker for firefox and that worked for about a month. Just today it has shown up again on TradeMe only so far. I updated adblocker but it made no difference.
Also not really a fan of blocking legit ads as I realize sites have to pay for them selves but if it means keeping this nuisance out then so be it.
This page I am using now has several links on it ( so now another site, not just TradeMe). The yellow box above this with the green ticks has a link. The word English on line three.
Any ideas on removing this would be greatly appreciated as it is doing my head in!

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# 670719 10-Aug-2012 18:00
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LOL! My own post now has links in it

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  # 670722 10-Aug-2012 18:08
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Scan your PC with malwarebytes

 
 
 
 


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  # 670724 10-Aug-2012 18:10
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had that myself a month or so ago, read up and found adblock for Chrome and haven't had an issue since. Really annoying to




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  # 670726 10-Aug-2012 18:18
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Scan it in safemode as well

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  # 670741 10-Aug-2012 18:50
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Installing AdBlock doesn't clean up your PC - it could even have other stuff lurking underneath. Scan with MalwareBytes, and run this scan as well

Just hiding the symptoms but not cleaning the PC is now the best option.






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  # 670781 10-Aug-2012 20:21
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freitasm: Installing AdBlock doesn't clean up your PC - it could even have other stuff lurking underneath. Scan with MalwareBytes, and run this scan as well

Just hiding the symptoms but not cleaning the PC is now the best option.




have down loaded the free MalwareBytes and run it. It found nothing.
What scan is it you suggest I run? Your link is the home page. Please be understanding if I'm appearing a bit slow on the uptake, I am certainly no computer wizz

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  # 670790 10-Aug-2012 20:58
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Perhaps this will help?

http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-text-enhance/

 
 
 
 




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  # 670796 10-Aug-2012 21:13
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Hiamie: Perhaps this will help?

http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-text-enhance/


Thanks. Have been there and tried it all.

Have just found that by right clicking one of the Text Enhance links an option from adblock plus lets me block text and image content. The link is still there but at least I don't get the annoying pop up window. Will just have to see how long it works for

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  # 671251 12-Aug-2012 00:24
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Tried spybot s&d? It is good at browser based problems.



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  # 671322 12-Aug-2012 10:44
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gzt: Tried spybot s&d? It is good at browser based problems.


Just done it. It found some things but Text Enhance is still active


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  # 671327 12-Aug-2012 10:54
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Can you list what extensions you have installed in Firefox? We may be able to identify which is the malicious one from there.



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  # 671333 12-Aug-2012 11:06
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Kyanar: Can you list what extensions you have installed in Firefox? We may be able to identify which is the malicious one from there.



Right may have got it. I had a dislike button for face book, which I've had for a while, but when I removed that I seem to have lost Text Enhance. Here's hoping



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  # 671356 12-Aug-2012 11:15
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True, but this was an app I got from the firefox sight  I think



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  # 671358 12-Aug-2012 11:18
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/facebook-dislike/

thats it. won't be going there again

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