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Windows 7: What to remove "Tex Enhance" stuff

28 May 2012   #1
pwven

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What to remove "Tex Enhance" stuff

The last number of days I have this mesage comming up in a square box and say that you must enter some competition. This comes up when you read text and some of the very commom words are in red and you move the curser over them.
How can I get rid of it?


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28 May 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have never heard of "Tex Exhance". Sound like malware to some type.

I would use System Restore to a date prior to the beginning of this problem. And I'd probably run a full scan of Malwarebytes.
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28 May 2012   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pwven View Post
The last number of days I have this mesage comming up in a square box and say that you must enter some competition. This comes up when you read text and some of the very commom words are in red and you move the curser over them.
How can I get rid of it?
Your statement "when you read text...", what type of program are you using; i.e., word processing, email, web site, etc?
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28 May 2012   #4
pwven

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have never heard of "Tex Exhance". Sound like malware to some type.

I would use System Restore to a date prior to the beginning of this problem. And I'd probably run a full scan of Malwarebytes.
Thanks, I will run System Restore to prior date if I do not get it fixed. Sorry for my spelling but it must read "Text Enhance"
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28 May 2012   #5
marsmimar

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28 May 2012   #6
pwven

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pwven View Post
The last number of days I have this mesage comming up in a square box and say that you must enter some competition. This comes up when you read text and some of the very commom words are in red and you move the curser over them.
How can I get rid of it?
Your statement "when you read text...", what type of program are you using; i.e., word processing, email, web site, etc?
Thanks Sir George
Sorry for the spelling but it must read "Text Enhance"

I get the message on websites like Flickr and Camera club and the message in the that pops up is something like "Win a new iPod 3" or "Answer the question and claim an iPod2 now"

It pops up if the mouse curser is over words like "member,help,date,again" etc.
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28 May 2012   #7
pwven

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have never heard of "Tex Exhance". Sound like malware to some type.

I would use System Restore to a date prior to the beginning of this problem. And I'd probably run a full scan of Malwarebytes.
Hi ignatzatsonic

I downloaded Mulwarebutes, ran it and removed the 51 items it suggested. That fixed my problem. Many thanks.
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28 May 2012   #8
pwven

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pwven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pwven View Post
The last number of days I have this mesage comming up in a square box and say that you must enter some competition. This comes up when you read text and some of the very commom words are in red and you move the curser over them.
How can I get rid of it?
Your statement "when you read text...", what type of program are you using; i.e., word processing, email, web site, etc?
Thanks Sir George
Sorry for the spelling but it must read "Text Enhance"

I get the message on websites like Flickr and Camera club and the message in the that pops up is something like "Win a new iPod 3" or "Answer the question and claim an iPod2 now"

It pops up if the mouse curser is over words like "member,help,date,again" etc.
I downloaded Mulwarebutes, ran it and removed the 51 items it suggested. That fixed my problem. Many thanks.
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28 May 2012   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You should also check your add-ons, disable any that describe "text enhance". There's one that comes as a default. It shows word definitions or suggests other sites. Sorry I can't tel you which specific add-on, but I clean my browsers of most add-ons, keeping only the ones I feel are necessary. I also disable suggestions - don't know if that's related, but.....

From your description, it sounds as though marsmimar found what you need.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
edit: Then again...... it could be the 51 things MalwareBytes found. Good catch pwven!
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28 May 2012   #10
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

If you found 51 items, it might be a good idea to go the cautious route and scan with a couple other scanners just to be sure you got everything....Not that I mistrust MB, it's a very good program, but unfortunately one program is not able to get everything...

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner
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