Do Not Use Text-Enhance.com or Follow TEXT ADS From Them!

Do Not Use Text-Enhance.com or Follow TEXT ADS From Them!

Text-Enhance.com  – Hackers!  Publisher’s of Adware!  You should not Join their site, buy their advertising  or click on their text ads.

When you purchase advertising and put your ads on a site or blog you are doing business with them.  When you put those ads on a web site or in a blog with out the permission of the publisher you are stealing from them.  Plan and simple.  That is what TextEnhance.com did on PortalTaxi.net/News today.

Text-Enhance.com had their text advertisements on the PortalTaxi network without  our permission. Text-Enhance.com  system works by an advertiser placing an ad with Text Enhance .com and then TextEnhance publishs that ads with one of the Text Enhance publishers.  The problem is PortalTaxi is not one of the TextEnhance.com publishers.  So how did their ads get on PortalTaxi.com  News Network?  It is likely one of our members, a person commenting on a post or Text-Enhance.com themselves placed a code on our site.  It could have been a code added to a post or a comment that would ad the advertising.

We normally would not accuse a platform developer of a shady act like this, that would normally be done by someone using their system.  Most ad platforms like this are legit and would help you out if you have an issue with their system.  We understand that you get bad users on every platform.  We get them on Portal Taxi.  That is why we contact Text-Enhance.com directly via email there at support@textenhance.zendesk.com  The thing is Text-Enhance.com never responded back to us directly.  We sent them like 10 emails and only go auto generated email massages back.  That is an obvious sign of someone you do not want to do business with on the internet.  At that point we started to get worried because their automated emails mention what to do to remove the adware and make statements like you have not been hacked.  Obviously this is something they always do when they send out an email like that.  We then did a google search and found a lot of negitive comments all over the web about there hacking and adware practices.  We will share links to some of what we found at the end of this post.

If you’re having this issue on your computer or web site I suggest you go the advertiser and complain.. Charge them for the space like we plan to do.  We tried contacting the advertising platform and that was useless.

We do not know who TextEnhance.com is and we have never heard of them or done business with them.  We urge that if you are doing business with TextEnhance.com to Please Stop!  Because if you’re advertisments are showing up on our site without our permission then you also are stealing ad space from us.  You do not have permission to have your ads here.  I am sure your ads are also showing up on other sites like this.

PortalTaxi.com / PortalTaxi.net will invoice advertisers we find on our platform that are generated from TextEnhance.com platform.  We will contact the advertiser directly and bill them for the ad space.  They will be billed a flat advertising rate of $250 for each ad that was place on our site with out PortalTaxi.com’s  permission.  If done want to pay our fee for having your ad here then I suggest you go after TextEnhance.com for our cost.

Sites / Advertisers We Have Already Contacted:  We Warn Them Once Then Plan To Start Invoicing Them For There Ads On Our Site:

http://elite.gowildgadgets.com/SplashPage.aspx?g=531c3617140d40a2aabe809087c4afde&nm=01cgafw2myxna2&s=179541&xxClickID=advertiser&se=53

http://www.consumercarsource.com/?pid=50_1_single_auto

http://start.stylemint.com/sm/?utm_source=HOaid1204&utm_medium=site&utm_campaign=HOaid1204oid21&transaction_id=1029811125115021120310&aid=2%24AF%24p662%24c1118%243594

http://www.informationgetter.com/results2.aspx?keywords=grocery

 

Here are some links that we found around the web where people are discussing the shady practices of TextEnhance.com:

Ok, that was just 10 that we posted.. but as we where searching Google there was pages of people who have the same issue with this Text Enhance.  Just search google and type in TextEnhance.com or search using this link => https://www.google.com/#q=TextEnhance.com&hl=en&prmd=imvnsfd&ei=c-pbT4LrA-fc0QHh5s3EDw&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=c2ef4b4b71fc923a&biw=1280&bih=685

Here are some names that have been used on the web to describe Text Enhance.

  • TextEnhance.com Adware
  • TextEnhance.com Virus
  • Who is TextEnhance.com ?
  • What is TextEnhance.com ?
  • What or who is Text Enhance ?
  • TextEnhance.com Scam
  • Zaped by TextEnhance.com
  • TextEnhance.com Cookie Removal Tool
  • How to Disable TextEnhance.com
  • Seeing Unwanted Text Enhance Ads

Here is What we found out about them from Informer at http://website.informer.com/text-enhance.com#tab_ip_whois

Created: 2011-07-26
Expires: 2012-07-26
Owner: domains by proxy, llc Registered through: Go Daddy
Hosting company: WebNX
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
IPs: 216.18.197.158
DNS: ns1.p02.dynect.net
ns2.p02.dynect.net
ns3.p02.dynect.net
ns4.p02.dynect.net
Registrant:
   Domains By Proxy, LLC
   Registered through: Go Daddy
   Domain Name: TEXT-ENHANCE.COM
   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.P02.DYNECT.NET
      NS2.P02.DYNECT.NET
      NS3.P02.DYNECT.NET
      NS4.P02.DYNECT.NET
   For complete domain details go to:

IP Source

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#     "n 216.18.197.158"
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# The following results may also be obtained via:
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=216.18.197.158?showDetails=true&showARIN=false&ext=netref2
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NetRange:       216.18.192.0 - 216.18.223.255
CIDR:           216.18.192.0/19
OriginAS:       AS18450
NetName:        WEBNX-BLK-2
NetHandle:      NET-216-18-192-0-1
Parent:         NET-216-0-0-0-0
NetType:        Direct Allocation
Comment:        WebNX - http://WebNX.com
RegDate:        2009-09-01
Updated:        2009-09-01
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-216-18-192-0-1
OrgName:        WebNX
OrgId:          WEBNX
Address:        530 W. 6th St Suite 701
City:           Los Angeles
StateProv:      CA
PostalCode:     90017
Country:        US
RegDate:        2006-11-01
Updated:        2011-11-30
Comment:        http://WebNX.com
Comment:        To report abuse, please email abuse@webnx.com
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/WEBNX
ReferralServer: rwhois://clients.webnx.com:4321
OrgTechHandle: TECHS71-ARIN
OrgTechName:   Tech Support
OrgTechPhone:  +1-800-840-5996
OrgTechEmail:  support@webnx.com
OrgTechRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/TECHS71-ARIN
OrgNOCHandle: NOC2920-ARIN
OrgNOCName:   NOC
OrgNOCPhone:  +1-800-840-5996
OrgNOCEmail:  NOC@webnx.com
OrgNOCRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2920-ARIN
OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE1832-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   Abuse
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-800-840-5996
OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@webnx.com
OrgAbuseRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE1832-ARIN
RTechHandle: TECHS71-ARIN
RTechName:   Tech Support
RTechPhone:  +1-800-840-5996
RTechEmail:  support@webnx.com
RTechRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/TECHS71-ARIN
RNOCHandle: NOC2920-ARIN
RNOCName:   NOC
RNOCPhone:  +1-800-840-5996
RNOCEmail:  NOC@webnx.com
RNOCRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2920-ARIN
RAbuseHandle: ABUSE1832-ARIN
RAbuseName:   Abuse
RAbusePhone:  +1-800-840-5996
RAbuseEmail:  abuse@webnx.com
RAbuseRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/ABUSE1832-ARIN
#
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
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Found a referral to clients.webnx.com:4321.

So What Would You Call Them?  If you know anything about them feel free to share it.

PortalTaxi Admin

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