I have been struggling with removing Text Enhance malware for over a month. No matter what I did, it seems to not work. Here are some of the methods I tried:

  1. Run Microsoft Anti-malware signature package
  2. Run adware
  3. Run CCleaner
  4. Run Spybot
  5. Used different methods of removing add on from Internet Explorer
    • Click the Tools button , and then click Manage add-ons.
    • Under Show, click All add-ons.
    • Select the Text Enhance plugin from the list of software, and click disable.

None of these worked.

What worked?

I removed CodecC from Add Remove program.

Here is a bit more details that may help you:

There are many different versions of Text Enhance malware. Here are some of the variance that you may want to look for when trying to uninstall from Add Remove programs from your control panel.

  • Codecv 1.0RewardsrcadeSuite
  • Vid-Saver
  • TheBflix Class
  • Bflix1.0
  • TheBflix
  • TheBflix5.0
  • CodecM
  • Codec-V (Video Player, Win Trojan Known Location: C:\ProgramData\Codec-V)
  • Notepad++
  • Better Links
  • Vuze (Not the P2P client)
  • Downloadnsave
  • Installed Class
  • wxDfast
  • SiteAdvisor (This is the same name as a McAfee product, do not disable McAfee)
  • I Want This
  • BeCool
  • Facetheme
  • Yontoo
  • Protector by IB2.0.0.412
  • CodecC 1.0 (Quicktime, Video)

Comments

20 Responses to “How do I remove text enhance from Internet Explorer?”

  1. Ron on May 10th, 2012 2:27 pm

    It worked! I couldn’t get rid of it in IE8, tried everything and then I found your suggestion, went to ad-remove programs, mine was names codec V, deleted it and now it’s gone!

  2. Pluto on June 5th, 2012 1:52 pm

    It worked for me too. I went to ad-remove programs and deleted Bcool and that fixed my problems.

  3. Peter G. Williams on June 21st, 2012 8:35 am

    Thanks for this page! I found Text Enhance on my computer today, but was unable to identify any installed programs which might have been the cause.

    Disabling Shockwave Flash in IE did stop it popping up adverts, but that’s not really acceptable because Flash is a required component for some of the websites I visit.

    The fact that Flash is facilitating Text Enhance’s operation put me onto a workaround which was to look at the Flash Global Storage Settings which you get to via this webpage:

    http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html

    And then uncheck the box which says “Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer”

    That seems to have prevented Text Enhance from operating on two machines I’ve looked at, without having to disable Flash entirely. I don’t know if there’s still something installed on my machine – neither AVG or AdAware picked it up at any point in a full scan.

  4. Eric on June 22nd, 2012 7:35 am

    I got rid of vid-saver.

    Thanks

  5. Marilyna on June 27th, 2012 1:08 pm

    it worked! i love you!

  6. Frederick on July 7th, 2012 6:30 am

    Got rid of Vid-Saver too…

    Supposed to come with U Torrent…

  7. Tracy Gladman on July 11th, 2012 1:17 pm

    It’s gone – wxDfast – thanks.

  8. deb on July 13th, 2012 4:47 am

    Thanks, i got rid of Vid-Saver…. thank god it’s gone it was driving me crazy.

  9. Dani3l on July 13th, 2012 8:46 am

    Thanks – your list helped me zero in on the parasite and remove it. Bflix1.0

  10. Edward Kelly on July 14th, 2012 6:54 am

    Found something called Great savings on my laptop after updateing V Downloader. Uninstalled it & presto text enhancer is gone!

  11. jonas on July 28th, 2012 1:04 am

    I got vuze but can’t find any of thoese name in the addons. can’t get rid of it its ignoring !

  12. Peter W on July 30th, 2012 6:32 am

    Thanks. I have spent last 2 hours following lots of other de/instructions to no avail.
    I also removed Vid-Saver.

    Thanks again.

  13. Joanne on August 11th, 2012 7:39 pm

    I found Giant Savings in my list of programs. I uninstalled and hooray no more text enhancer.

  14. Dave Peers on August 30th, 2012 2:25 am

    It’s installed by a company called JustPlug.It trying to push ads. It left a file called WxDFAST on my PC. I can’t get rid of the WxDFAST Updater file though.

  15. Anudeep on September 23rd, 2012 5:56 am

    Mine was named sProtector..could identify it only after looking at your list…Thank You

  16. courtney on October 25th, 2012 6:48 pm

    I have removed it from my programs but I use firefox and it’s still there, i looked for other suspicious program names but there’s nothing…what should i do?

  17. Fiona on October 30th, 2012 10:45 am

    thank you – was the wxD stuff on my PC – was putting adverts into my FB page and I thought it was a new FB policy. Glad to see the back of it :)

  18. Charlotte on November 14th, 2012 4:42 pm

    I removed WxDownload aka WxDFast. Worked a treat! Thanks all!!!

  19. stewart on November 23rd, 2012 1:41 pm

    i have bcool, and im experiencing a lot of crashing on my laptop, removing this should fix these problems?

  20. jastraley on December 4th, 2012 12:56 pm

    Mine was under IsInstalled Class and used Sun Microsystems as the publisher. Insidious little bastards.

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