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Should I remove Term Tutor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,079
United States Rank #6,520
Reach 0.0501%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.53 days
281.27 days >
Average installed length: 147.79 days


VersionDistribution 80.36% 10.73% 8.91%

Term Tutor

What is Term Tutor?

Term Tutor is a Window’s software program that is free and supported with ads. From the Terms: "The Software analyzes and records the ways in which you use your computer and the websites you visit so that you can: (i) view definitions, translations, and search results without leaving a webpage by highlighting keywords or phrases; and (ii) receive targeted advertisements in the form of additional shopping comparison, coupon, in-text transitional, and in-text link advertisements."

Summary of this adware's functions:
- Installs a web browser extension
- Injects ads within the underlying webpage
- Ads appear as banners or inline text advertisements
- Ads are targeted to queries the user makes
- Tracks web pages visited, search terms and domains

About  (from the publisher)

Term Tutor turns your everyday browsing into opportunities to learn. Find a word you don’t know? Want to learn a new language as you read online? Highlight any word, click on the Term Tutor icon, and you’ll instantly get the Wikipedia, Bing, and translation results without opening a new tab or window. No copying and pa...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Term Tutor.
TermTutorClientIE.dll (01a198c55caec9fa08323e41e37a72f4) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Adware.Vitruvian.B
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Vitruvian
AVG 2015.0.3284 Termtutor
AVware InfoAtoms (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Vitruvian.BD
Bitdefender Adware.Vitruvian.B
Comodo Security 20121 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.471
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Vitruvian
ESET-NOD32 8.10741 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Vitruvian.D
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Adware.Vitruvian.B
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Vitruvian
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.Vitruvian
McAfee 5600.6940 Artemis!01A198C55CAE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Vitruvian.B
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Plugin.dgyity
nProtect Adware.Vitruvian.B
Sophos 4.98 Vitruvian
VIPRE Antivirus 34894 InfoAtoms (fs)
Zillya Trojan.Katusha.Win32.34454
ttsvc.exe (c86ceb3838e7b5fa0ebf54b6a1e68c9b) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Vitruvian.A
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Vitruvian!
AVG Termtutor.ECA
AVware InfoAtoms (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Vitruvian.BD
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Vitruvian.A
Comodo Security 20035 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Vitruvian.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 10696 a variant of Win32/AdWare.Vitruvian.D
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Vitruvian.A
G Data 24 Adware.Vitruvian.A
McAfee Artemis!C86CEB3838E7
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.dh
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Vitruvian.A
nProtect 2014-11-06.01 Adware.Vitruvian.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Vitruvian
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Adware.Adpopup
VIPRE Antivirus 34640 InfoAtoms (fs)
       View all 39 all detections
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.termtutor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\termtutor
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TermTutor\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 907.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Term Tutor

Program module:TermTutorClientIE.dll
Name:Term Tutor Client BHO x86
Path:C:\Program Files\termtutor\IE\TermTutorClientIE.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Term Tutor (Term Tutor Setup)
  • (Malware detected) TermTutorClientIE.dll - Term Tutor Client BHO x86
  • (Malware detected) ttsvc.exe - Term Tutor Client Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TermTutorClientIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TermTutor' with the class of {6CB99040-7828-4C37-AC01-F15758F43E4D}.
  • ttsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Term Tutor Client Service' (ttsvc) "This service enables Term Tutor on HTTP websites".

How do I remove Term Tutor?

You can uninstall Term Tutor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Term Tutor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Term Tutor.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Term Tutor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 10 45%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.20%
Windows 10 44.89%
Windows Vista 6.07%
Windows XP 3.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.67%
Windows 8.1 27.61%
Windows 8 6.54%
Windows 7 Professional 6.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.58%
  Germany 10.03%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Italy 5.33%
  France 4.47%
  Brazil 3.84%
  Canada 3.45%
  Australia 2.74%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Russia 1.18%
  Mexico 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Sweden 0.71%
  Norway 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.73%
Dell 18.85%
Acer 17.18%
ASUS 10.47%
Toshiba 6.28%
Lenovo 4.61%
Samsung 4.33%
Medion 3.77%
Alienware 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 6.04%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.53%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.11%


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