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How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby mkdigital » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:29 pm

This is a new one for me. A word is highlighted and appears to look like a link however if you hover over it or your mouse fly's across the word an annoying ad pops up. I am on this site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/ . This is not the only site that I have encountered this though. So how do we stop this pop up from popping up. I have ensured that the filters I use are up to date, as of this morning after first encountering this phenomenon.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby mkdigital » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:53 pm

And yes I have gone through and blocked the Text-Enhance with the filters and restarted Firefox but still have the pop ups when crossing the 'linked' words
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby Hubird » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:13 pm

I could not see any problems after a quick look.

Can you please provide an issue report link (click on the ABP icon, report issue on this page...).
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby antmoose » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:55 pm

I found that it's something I inadvertently installed when downloading a video codec called codec-c. It tried to get me to download a bunch of unwanted software during the installation, but I didn't accept any of it -- however, after I downloaded it, Text Enhance suddenly appeared, to wreck my browsing experience. I clicked on the wrench (I use Chrome as my browser), went to tools > extensions and disabled codec-c. Voilà, no more Text Enhance annoyance. I suppose that also means some video sites won't work for me, since I disabled the codec. But I can live with that.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby lewisje » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:37 am

You probably were prompted to download it in order to watch videos at veehd, but you really just need to make an account and log in before watching a video: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/850509
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby NoMoreText-Enhance » Tue May 01, 2012 2:34 pm

@antmoose Thank you sincerely! May I suggest also that yes, although some video sites won't work for you, you could always enable it just to watch those videos, and then disable it afterwards.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby Sarah » Fri May 25, 2012 7:45 am

Text-enhance seems to be part of Shockwave Flash plugin. When I disable it, no more text-enhance, but the problem is, without Shockwave flash, there are alot of sites that don't show properly. GRRRR.....I can't get AdBlock to work on Firefox 12.0 so I have no idea what to do.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby Hubird » Fri May 25, 2012 9:52 am

Try a dev build of ABP see if you have any luck

Link below


https://adblockplus.org/en/development-builds
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby lewisje » Fri May 25, 2012 11:10 pm

Sarah wrote:Text-enhance seems to be part of Shockwave Flash plugin. When I disable it, no more text-enhance, but the problem is, without Shockwave flash, there are alot of sites that don't show properly. GRRRR.....I can't get AdBlock to work on Firefox 12.0 so I have no idea what to do.
It requires Flash but is not part of it.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby epeaches » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:38 am

:evil: Hackers. I blocked the site of the in text ad and I block any associated site linked to them. Generally, you can find out how to do this on your computer. Sites that are allowed and sites that are not allowed. Sites that are accepted and sites that are not accepted and blocked. I don't know how well it will work but it's working for now.

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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby Pip » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:09 pm

There's a new one called "Codec-V" now.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:17 pm

mkdigital wrote:This is a new one for me. A word is highlighted and appears to look like a link however if you hover over it or your mouse fly's across the word an annoying ad pops up. I am on this site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/ . This is not the only site that I have encountered this though. So how do we stop this pop up from popping up. I have ensured that the filters I use are up to date, as of this morning after first encountering this phenomenon.


I had the same problem, disabled FlashPlayer plugin and it's fine again.
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby toekneejee » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:06 am

antmoose wrote:I found that it's something I inadvertently installed when downloading a video codec called codec-c. It tried to get me to download a bunch of unwanted software during the installation, but I didn't accept any of it -- however, after I downloaded it, Text Enhance suddenly appeared, to wreck my browsing experience. I clicked on the wrench (I use Chrome as my browser), went to tools > extensions and disabled codec-c. Voilà, no more Text Enhance annoyance. I suppose that also means some video sites won't work for me, since I disabled the codec. But I can live with that.


Add Vid-Saver to the disable list. that is what caused it for me; those sneaky bastards
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Re: How to block Text-enhance pop up ads

Postby I just removed text enhance :) » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:30 am

http://text-enhance.com/uninstall.php

this contains instructions for all browsers.
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