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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's


TermCoach is a new adware-type program which is part of the Vitruvian adware family. We recommend that you remove this application, because it displays commercial third-party advertisements. However, it is advertised as a useful tool that will help you search for information online. Its promotional slogan is “Term Coach, searching with less hassle!” its website explicitly states that this application is ad-supported, but it does not say that they might compromise your computers security and even collect information about you. We have tested TermCoach, and have come to the conclusion that its cons far outweigh its pros.

The Vitruvian adware applications are mostly disseminated using software bundles. As far as we can tell, TermCoach is mostly bundled with potentially unwanted programs and intrusive adware applications. However, there is slight possibility of it being packaged with legitimate programs, since this application itself gives an impression of reliability. This program is not the first of its kind. Before TermCoach was released, clones, such as WordShark, Phrase Professor, InfoAtoms, and QuickSurf, among other programs. Just like its clones, TermCoach is promoted on its own dedicated website at, which hosts legal information that we took a look at.

Now, the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service are quite lengthy documents. Therefore, we will focus on a few key quotes that sum up what this application is all about. First off, Software interacts with your computer by “converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements” and “Changing browser settings to optimize TermCoach functionality and performance.” Clearly, that is something you would not expect from a useful application, but it gets even worse. TermCoach’s developers are not liable to your claims or liabilities of any kind, for any direct or indirect damages. You should also be concerned with the fact that TermCoach will collect information, such as “IP address; a proprietary unique identifier number the date and time you installed, uninstalled, and last used our product; type of operating system; type of browser; browser language, your default search service provider, search queries; browsing history; time zone, and your approximate physical location.” If you have a problem with unreliable entities keeping tabs on you, then you should remove this program.

However, on the outside you will only see a neat browser extension that will help search for information. The way this application works is rather simple. All you need to do is highlight a certain phrase or a single word and click the program’s icon that is set to appear. Clicking the icon will open a window consisting of three tabs. The first tab will enter the highlighted text segment on The second tab is a functional translator that features a satisfactory amount of languages. The third tab will provide linguistic information from a third-party server.

Regardless of whether you find this application useful, we recommend that you remove it on grounds that it displays potentially unreliable third-party ads and gathers information about you. It is true that the functions offered by this application are not easy to find, but as we mentioned earlier, its disadvantages outweigh its advantages. Please you the instruction located below if you do not know how to uninstall TermCoach.

Uninstall TermCoach via the Control Panel

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and select Settings.
  2. Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Find TermCoach and right-click on it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the application and right-click on it.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Locate the unwanted program and click Remove.

How to remove TermCoach from your browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find TermCoach and click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select More Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Find the add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Find the add-on and click Remove.
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