84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Translate Genius?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,561
United States Rank #16,124
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 177.02 days
946.47 days >
Average installed length: 497.30 days


1.0.11 5.49%
1.0.9 90.11%
1.0.5 4.40%

Other programs by TGF Interactive

Translate Genius

What is Translate Genius?

Translate Genius is a web browser add-in for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox that will inject advertisiments and modify the user's home page and search settings. From TGF Interactive : "Our ads are provided through TGF Interactive, LLC. TGF Interactive is our parent company. In order to continue to provide users with new and cutting edge applications, TGF Interactive relies on minimal advertising that is relevant and unobtrusive."

About  (from TGF Interactive)

Translate Genius is a downloadable application that is designed to provide real-time language instruction while you surf the web. With Translate Genius installed, you can quickly and easily view relevant word translations on the content you're already reading. We'll highlight a selection of words and simply scroll over...  Read more


The most common release is 1.0.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named TranslateGeniusBho.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 8.3 MB (8,705,046 bytes).
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Translate Genius has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: translategenius.com
Help link: translategenius.com/terms
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TGF Interactive\Translate Genius\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5FA1D4AD-5929-4A14-B711-A5A9D8DC9F96}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Translate Genius

Program module:TranslateGeniusBho.dll
Name:Translate Genius
Path:C:\Program Files\TGF Interactive\Translate Genius\TranslateGeniusBho.dll
Additional files:
  • TranslateGeniusBho.dll - Translate Genius
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • TranslateGenius.crx
  • translategenius.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • TranslateGeniusBho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Translate Genius' with the class of {037f6ebe-1b5b-438b-b4b2-9dc9f17f234d}.

How do I remove Translate Genius?

You can uninstall Translate Genius 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 Translate Genius, 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 Translate Genius.
  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 Translate Genius you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.22%
Windows Vista 9.89%
Windows XP 5.49%
Windows 10 3.30%
Windows Server 2003 1.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.73%
  Colombia 0.64%
  Iran 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 28.21%
ASUS 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Toshiba 6.41%
Lenovo 6.41%
Intel 3.85%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 1.28%
MSI 1.28%
Gateway 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.30%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.30%
Dell Inspiron N7010 2.30%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1234 2.30%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.30%

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sweeneywordover a year ago
I uninstalled Translate Genius in my computer programs and it is no longer showing there but it is still in my computer. It is still popping up at the bottom of the screen and the main screen. How do I get rid of this thing?